Did you know that this week is Random Acts of Kindness Week? I didn’t, but it seems appropriate that it takes place during the week of Valentine’s. In celebration on Sunday, Feb 17, 2013, Michaels will be giving away more than $100,000 in gift cards at their store locations across the U.S. and Canada. Their hope is that those who receive this random act of kindness will then Craft it Forward with a random act of kindness of their own.
Can I just say I love Michaels? This is such an awesome program. AND, to help spread the word about Random Acts of Kindess Week and their Craft it Forward promotion, they sent me a gift card to create a craft to bring a smile to others. Seriously, I love Michaels!
And not to sidetrack my post any further, but want to hear something exciting? Michaels has given me 5 $5 gift cards to give to Craft Gossip readers, so you, too, can Craft it Forward. You can go to my post in our Giveaways section to get entered.
But now, let me get on to showing you what I made with my supplies.
When I thought about crafting it forward, the Little Rock Animal Village immediately came to mind. Our family has been blessed twice with cats from their shelter. The folks here love animals and work tirelessly to help their temporary residents find their forever homes.
I used my Michaels gift card to buy supplies to make several projects for the cats staying at Little Rock Animal Village. I’ve split them into several posts.
Today I’m showing the happy kitty kennel mats I made. I bought a stack of t-shirts in bright colors to make the outsides of the mats. The shirts turned out to be on sale for just $3 each. Yay!!! The filling was donated by someone who works at Little Rock Animal Village. With 13 shirts, I made 18 mats.
They’re all mixy-matchy and bright and happy.
And because they’re t-shirt material, they’re also soft and snuggly.
Each one is unique.
My hope is that they’ll make the kitties’ kennels a little happier and brighter and softer until they find their own forever home.
Here’s Mogli again. Isn’t he a handsome kitty? He had to check out what I was doing with all those soft mats.
Check back tomorrow to see another project I made with the supplies I got from Michaels. And be sure to go enter my giveaway!
For insipiration, check out the Michaels Random Act of Kindness Pinterest board to see what other bloggers have done to Craft It Forward.
By Anne Weaver
- Tutorial: Happy Kitty Ribbon Wands
- Tutorial: Kitty cat block printed t-shirt
- Tutorial: Remake a stuffed animal into a cat toy
- Michaels $5 gift card winners
- Tutorial: Cat ear bowler hat