Holiday Craft and Art at Dabbled

I know, I know, we just finished Halloween. And yes, it’s annoying that the stores already have Christmas stuff up! So, if you’re not ready yet, I apologize! But if you’re planning ahead, and going handmade for the holidays, you really do have to start thinking about it in November, so here we are.

We’ll have a couple of things going on for November and December (showcases and contests), so here’s a preview:

Best of Crafty “Upcycling” for Christmas, Thanksgiving, or your holiday of choice – Show off your recycling skills by making gifts or decor out of ‘trash’. Submit your tutorials to be featured on Dabbled, and their will be a contest too! (Here’s some previous Dabbled Upcycling Projects if you need some inspiration)


Holiday Art Card Show – Artsy? Create a holiday card for the dabbled contest, and show off your work! Not Artsy? Download a cool holiday card from the cool artsy folks!

Shopping Links
– Do you sell your art or craft? There will be a special page with links to Dabbled approved cool sellers. And for everyone, a great opportunity to support your fellow indie artists and crafters when you’re buying those holiday gifts! More Info HERE

Wanna participate? More Details are HERE now, but here are the basics you need to know:
– Crafters: If you have already have tutorials/blog posts on making cool holiday gifts/decor using recycled materials, email the link to I’ll be posting links throughout the next two months.
– Crafters: For entering the recycled craft contest, post pictures of your upcycled projects to flickr with the tag “dabbledholiday”, and add them to the dabbled flickr pool. If you blogged the project, you can link back to the blog post in the description.
– Artists: Any cards you create must be CC licensed for personal use, so other Dabblers can download them. I’ll post more details on the Art Show later.
– Sellers: If you’re interested in participating in the Holiday Shopping link page, email me at with a link to your shop. If you’re offering any discounts for Dabbled readers, let me know that too. If we like it, we’ll need a small (like 200 pix wide) graphic to add to the shopping page. We’ll provide you a link button to the shopping page for your site as well, and you can help promote other indie crafters too!