September Challenge Details- Get Creative

Are you ready for our September Challenge?

get creative challenge

This month, we’re going to GET CREATIVE, and here is how it will work:

I’ve come up with 3 topics, one for each week left in September. All you have to do is take a peek at the topics then come up with a creation in relation to that theme. Each Thursday we’ll meet back here and report our progress with a link party so we can all see how everyone’s projects turned out!

Here are the themes and some inspiration to get you started:

week one

One of the things I love most about Fall is the FOOD! Warm comfort foods, delicious homemade treats… it all makes me so happy! The first week of this challenge, we are going to make an apron that will hopefully come in handy for us this season. It can be any sort of apron you’d like- here are 10 ideas:

10 apron tutorials(Click image to see all the tutorials)

week 2Cards, notepads, journals, bookmarks, garlads and more! Now is the time to get your stash of pretty paper and make something fabulous. Need some ideas? Here are 20 fabulous paper creations:

20 paper crafts(Click image to see all the tutorials)

week threeAs we approach October, it’s time to start thinking “pumpkin”! For our final week of September’s challenge, we’re going to make something with, out of our into a pumpkin. Bake or decorate, it is entirely up to you!   Take a look at these 14 Pumpkin Ideas:

Decorative Pumpkins Somewhat Simple

(Click image to see all the tutorials)

The possibilities are endless with this challenge!

So start today and get ready to share your progress next Thursday. We’ll have a link party ready for your post.

Grab our challenge button to help spread the word- the more the merrier!

I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

*This challenge was originally issued in 2009 but was launched again in 2013*

Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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  1. Heather - - says

    It's super fun & quick! Great project! Thanks for linking.

  2. Melissa says

    Ooooooh! This looks like fun! I'm hoping my small town will have all the supplies needed! if not, I'll have to get real creative!

  3. Debilou~Mississippi Mama says

    Hi, I joined your craft challenge,, cant wait to see what other things we'll be making this month,, Does it have to be this pattern/tutorial? Or any kind of kiddie apron?

  4. Megan says

    oh freakin ya, I was just thinking about making Kate an apron, but didn't want to hassle with it, this looks too easy!

  5. Anna Sophia says

    Awww, I am so excited to see what everyone does! {I was wondering why I had a spike in readers from DSC} lol.

    Thanks for sharing my easy peezy lemon squeezy creation. It truly is Super Simple!

    Have Fun everyone!! :)

  6. Natalie says

    I joined the challenge! I want to become more crafty and you guys are my inspiration! I found out about your site about a week ago and I love it! :) Thanks for all the cute ideas!

  7. Kizzie says

    Okay, I don't know how I missed this until tonight, but I love this idea! I found $1 towels to make them for my boys instead of placemats and made them this evening. I can't wait to see what the next one is!

  8. Kizzie says

    Also…I LOVE the dollar store crafts website! Though my husband always gets a little worried when I tell him I've gone to the dollar store again!

  9. says

    how fun! a great way to help get our creative juices flowing! i don’t know how you have time to come up with all this creative stuff!

  10. Jennifer says

    I’m wanting to join this! We’ll see how it goes! Only problem is I don’t know how to add a button to my blog. lol