I hope you had fun putting together your pieces - every single one was so inspiring and creative, I really don't know how we did ever choose. I'll be in contact with a few people that sent over their projects and weren't chosen as finalists. I'd love to show some more DIYs here during the next weeks.
Thanks again to our guest judges Melanie and Ashley. So happy to have had them on board! We took it to a vote in the end and the decision was hard, but we got it done.
The winner of the DIY challenge is the checkered background by Vivien of The Eclectic Life:
We loved everything about this project. The colors, the flawless execution (wow, seriously!) and the great great pictures of Vivien and her friends posing in front of the result! And especially Vivien's panic emails - she thought she was late with her submission even though the deadline was still about 20 hours away when we received her project. I had a good laugh, Vivien - thanks for that!
We'll be in touch with you to let you know how to claim your prizes!