TLC sent me Tori Spelling’s new Craft Warsseries premiere to screen a bit early, and I have to say that I’m impressed and pleased to see some real airtime dedicated to general craftiness, rather than a narrower focus, like fashion. While I don’t love reality shows in general, I do love the idea behind this one, and I like the way they went about it. It premieres tonight at 10/9c, so you guys need to watch it, and come back and let me know what you think!
Let’s show this show some love to see if we can’t a little bit more craftiness into the meainstream media. Plus, take a look at that craft supply stash!!!
In each episode of Craft Wars, hosted and produced by Tori Spelling, three talented crafters will be supplied with every crafting tool they could dream of, furnished by Michaels, as well as some unexpected items. First, they’ll face off in the Pop Craft challenge, where they must create one of the craft world’s most popular items in just one hour. Judges Erica Domesek (author of the DIY book, PS I Made This), Stephen Brown (author and founder of the multi-million dollar gift wear company Glitterville Studios) and Jo Pearson (author and creative expert for Michaels) will evaluate their crafts and eliminate one contestant. Then, the final two crafters must wow the judges in the crafting challenge of a lifetime, the Master Craft challenge. They’ll have to use all of their creative crafting prowess, and push themselves to the limit, because when time is up, only one will win and walk away with the $10,000 prize.
Below, I have a sneak peek for you guys from the series premiere, an episode called “Spray Glue is an Issue.” Watch it, and let me know what you think in the comments!
And check out some exclusive photos after the jump!
* I was in no way compensated for this post or any opinion therein. I’m just pumped about a show about what I love to do. Enjoy!