Christmas Decoration Competition

🎄 We want to celebrate making this Christmas so we bring you the
Christmas Making Decoration Competition. We want to see all your homemade decorations this year.

It’s free, anyone of all ages can have fun making these decorations, hang them up, display them and be proud that you made it either yourself and even better, with your loved ones.

We are teaming up with Dublin Maker and Benchspace to bring you the season to be making.

Prizes

  • First Prize: €100 One4All eVoucher
  • x2 Runner-up Prizes: €50 One4All eVoucher

How to Enter

  1. Share your photos, videos on social media so everyone gets to enjoy your wonderful creations with #TisTheSeasonToBeMaking
    – Twitter: @DublinMaker @TOG_Dublin @BenchspaceCork
    – Instagram: @DublinMaker @benchspacecork
  2. For each decoration, submit via this form.
  3. DEADLINE: Sunday, December 13, 2020 (Midnight, Irish Time)

Terms and Conditions

  • Competition entrants must reside in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
  • 60% of the decoration must be home-made.
  • The Christmas Decoration can be placed on the tree or in a window. 
  • Anyone who is under 18s years of age must have a parent or guardian who is 18 years or over to submit their Christmas Decoration entry on their behalf.
  • TOG Hackerspace, Benchspace Cork and Dublin Maker are allowed to use images/videos you submit with your Christmas Decoration entry.
  • Judges’ decisions are final.

Judges

Our judging panel is made up of representatives from each of our partnering organisations. You can learn more about each of them below.

Meg “Without A Stitch”

Meg "Without a Stitch"

Meg has always been interested in crafting and creating. After her BA in Theatre which focused on costume and set design, she moved to Ireland and became involved in the cosplay scene. Since then she has judged for Dublin Comic Con and other cosplay competitions, but has a broad range of interests that includes embroidery, quilting, sewing, photography and prop making.

David Scannell

David Scannell (Benchspace)

David is a director of Benchspace Cork. He works full time in the Technology Industry and in his spare time is interested in all aspects of making including digital but primarily woodwork.

Vicky Twomey-Lee

Vicky Twomey-Lee

Vicky is the Maker Advocate on the Dublin Maker team, helping them co-ordinate Maker events, talk about Maker culture and connecting the community.

Christmas at TOG: cookies and crochet

Beautiful garlands of floppies
Deck the halls with boughs of floppies, fa la la la la la la la la la

As we’re well into December by now, we can talk about the C word all we want!  As is tradition by now, the final craftnight of the year will be a sugar-fuelled glitterfest where we try to finish Christmas gifts while raising our blood glucose levels.  By the time your insulin sorts that mess out, the crochet class on Saturday 14th will let you return to the scene of the sugarcrime and see what you recall.

Sugar craftnight kicks off from about 6:30pm in TOG on Tuesday December 10th.  All are welcome, and all sorts of tasty treats are welcome too! There’ll be hot chocolate to wash down the Christmas cookies, and I’ll have some spare felt and sparkles for anyone who’d rather build decorations than destroy their pancreas (of course you can do both).  Coordination of baking will happen through the craft mailing list (anyone can join the list and get regular reminders of craftnights during the year). As with all craftnights, you can just pop down on the night.  Our first craftnight of 2014 will be on January 7th.

Beautiful baubles to hang on your Christmas tree (or to give to someone to hang on their tree)
Beautiful baubles to hang on your Christmas tree (or to give to someone to hang on their tree)

There will be a crochet bauble workshop run on the afternoon of Saturday December 14th from 2:30pm till about 4:30pm. Participants don’t need any prior experience at crochet, and will still make a pretty netted bauble for the tree.  The class will cost €7 including materials (or €2 for members for the materials).  Sign-up form for the class after the break.

 

 

 

 

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Christmas Crafting at Tog

Now that it’s December, we can officially discuss Christmas in public!  As always, there’s plenty of crafting to do for the season.  On Saturday the 8th, Tríona will be running a crocheted baubles workshop and on Tuesday 11th will be the final craft night of the year (sadly, we won’t be meeting on the 25th, nobody’s available for some reason…).

The crochet workshop will run from 2pm to 5pm on Saturday 8th of December.  No prior crocheting experience is required, all levels will be welcome.  During the workshop you will learn very basic crochet skills to create a beautiful net to go around a bauble to hang on the tree.   The workshop will cost €2 for members and €7 for non-members.  Spaces are limited, so sign up below if you can make it.

Last Christmas, our final Craft Night of the year was a sugar fuelled craft fest, and this year will be no different.  Crafting will occur as usual on the night but we’ll be making biscuits and hot chocolate to help the panicked-Christmas-is-here-and-Ive-no-presents-ready frantic making.  Feel free to bring some baked goodies of your own, it’s a busy night and we have lots of sugar loving crafters!  The night will start earlier than normal at 6pm and will most likely run later than normal (later than 9pm anyway).    To keep an eye on the plans for this special Craft Night and for details on future craft nights, you can sign up to the mailing list here.

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