Back-to-School Crafter’s Challenge Update

There’s Still Time for Your Back-to-School Crafter’s Challenge Entries!

Did these last couple weeks of summer vacation get away from you? We completely understand. We were lucky to have finished our back-to-school shopping in time!

To ensure that all of our crafters have the time they need to create truly inspired entries, we are extending the deadline for Back-to-School Crafter’s Challenge submissions to Friday, August 31st.

What does that mean? It means you still have plenty of time to win our $150 Grand Prize! And since the kids are back in school, you don’t have to worry about being distracted while you’re trying to craft your prize-winning creation.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have received a lot of interest in our contest and would like to further clarify a few things to help better inspire your contest submissions:

Q:  Can any size or style paper bag be used?  For example, could I use a paper grocery bag?

A:  Yes, as long as you use a brown paper lunch bag, the size is totally up to you. A grocery bag is an acceptable choice, as long as it is brown and paper. Any writing on the bag will not affect your entry’s chances of winning.


Q:  Is the craft we create supposed to be something that kids can make?

A:  No, it is not a requirement to create a kid’s craft project. As long as you incorporate one of the required back-to-school supplies, your submission will qualify. However, if you want to involve your children, we think that’s great!


Q:  Do we need to use the exact type of pencil box shown via the ConsumerCrafts website?

A:  No.  While ConsumerCrafts is a great resource for pencil boxes and other contest entry supplies, using our materials is not required.


Q:  Does this craft need to be made from scratch, or can I submit something I made previously?

A:  Personally, we love taking any opportunity to come up with new craft ideas and projects, but if you already made a project that fits the required criteria, you are welcome to re-use it. We know back-to-school can be a busy time!


Q:  Can more than one paper bag and/or pencil box be used in the craft design?

A:  Yes, please use as many paper bags and/or pencil boxes as you see fit for your design.


Q:  I feel that my craft needs to be viewed at different angles – can I send in more than one picture?

A:  Yes.  Upon receiving your entry, we will do our best to display your craft using more than one picture if necessary. Please limit photos to three or less.

Still have questions? Please read all official contest rules before submitting your contest entry. If you have any specific questions or concerns regarding these rules, please contact us at

About Sarah {Crafts Unleashed Editor}

Sarah is the Marketing & Social Media Coordinator for She is new to the craft/DIY world and discovered a love for it after joining the company. Sarah is a dessert addict, animal lover, a bit of a perfectionist, and obsessed with trying new Pinterest recipes.

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