Nerd Nest Monthly Project Challenge

At the beginning of every month, we post a challenge for ourselves and you! At the end of the month, in theory, we’ll post our completed projects (Jake and I are both doing one) and will have a link-up for you to share yours! The projects can be interpreted in any way you want. Interpret our challenge to do a project in crafts, photography, creative writing, home decor, technical gadgetry, cooking, or whatever you can come up with.




May Challenge




May’s challenge is a super awesome one: Give a Project! We say “give a project” rather than “make a gift” because we want this to be open to interpretation. You can physically make something to give to another person (awesome), or you can gift them a project: help your neighbor with the gardening, re-grout your grandpa’s tub, or give the gift of making a project with someone else by doing a project with a child!

Hoola Hoop Rug


Image from Family Fun.

We’re doubling-up by making projects with Eliza and giving the results of that project to others. Jake and I usually both undertake a separate interpretation to the challenge, but this month we’re going to make four of the same project to give with Eliza.

We’re weaving t-shirt rugs using hula hoops, using a tutorial from Family Fun magazine, for our moms for Mother’s Day ! Jake and I both have step-moms as well as biological moms, so that’s why the number of rugs is four. That means that we have tons and tons of t-shirts to thrift so that we can get started!

How will you interpret this challenge?

Check out our other monthly challenges and results here. They’re meant to inspire, so you can do them any time–not just in the month we post them!