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Update: Addition to rule #4 – Please include a link to the ModCloth item your project compliments.

It’s that time of year again, time to start checking off that holiday shopping list. It can be hard to find everyone on your list just the right gift, and we all know the best ones come straight from the heart. We’ve paired up with our good friends at ModCloth to challenge BurdaStyle members to make a handcrafted holiday gift for someone you love and score yourself a sweet $100 gift certificate to ModCloth!

The rules are so simple you can count them on one hand:

1. Projects must be a fashion accessory. We’re thinking hats, bags, mittens, and even shoes. These small projects make great gifts!
2. Projects can be made by sewing, knitting, or crochet (or all three!).
3. Projects must be posted in your BurdaStyle studio, with “ModCloth Handmade Contest” included in the title (no email submissions please).
4. Projects should complement a ModCloth item. Check out ModCloth’s Handmade and DIY Section for inspiration! Please include a link to the ModCloth item your project compliments.
5. Projects must be made for someone you love (including yourself)!

You have until 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday, December 21th to post your project. The ModCloth editors will narrow down the entries to their top 25 and a slideshow of the finalists will be up for voting on Tuesday, December 28th.

ModCloth judges will be searching for “ModCloth Handmade Contest” projects, so don’t forget to include the line in your title!

Two winners will be chosen – one based on votes of our members and one chosen by the ModCloth editors themselves – and each winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to ModCloth! Now how’s that for a giving and getting? The winners will be announced on January 4, 2011!

This contest is open to all BurdaStyle members. There is no limit to the number of projects “submitted” by each member. For full contest rules click here.

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


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    Dec 6, 2010, 05.37 PMby reneebies


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    Dec 6, 2010, 05.24 PMby venusop

    I second mskirko. I’m really excited for this :)

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    Dec 6, 2010, 05.20 PMby ginifur

    What about jewellery or hair accessories?

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      Dec 6, 2010, 05.52 PMby rachelnyc

      Jewelry and hair accessories are acceptable as long as they’re made by sewing, knitting, or crochet. Sounds like a great idea to me!

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    Dec 6, 2010, 05.17 PMby mskirko

    Can projects be crocheted rather than knitted?

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      Dec 6, 2010, 05.47 PMby rachelnyc

      Yep, we accidentally left that out but now it’s fixed!

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    Dec 6, 2010, 05.14 PMby engrbyday

    Can we get a little clarification on rule #4? Are we supposed to specify which ModCloth item our accessory goes with?

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      Dec 7, 2010, 10.36 PMby rachelnyc

      Hey engrbyday,

      Thanks for pointing this out. Please note an addition to rule #4: Please include a link to the ModCloth item your project compliments.

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    Dec 6, 2010, 05.10 PMby kward

    Can the item be inspired by any modcloth item or just something in their DIY Handmade section?

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      Dec 6, 2010, 05.48 PMby rachelnyc

      Projects can complement any ModCloth item. Their DIY section is just fun for inspiration!

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    Dec 6, 2010, 05.00 PMby animegirlie

    What about the crocheters?

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      Dec 6, 2010, 05.46 PMby rachelnyc

      Hey animegirlie,

      Can’t believe we left out crochet! We fixed the rules. Thanks for pointing it out :)

      -Rachel @ BurdaStyle

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    Dec 6, 2010, 05.00 PMby Natalia *

    Yay Im super excited for this contest. I’ve already decided that I would make handmade gifts for Xmas in an effort to save money this holiday season (living on a grad student budget is tough enough as it is).

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