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TLC’s “Craft Wars” Premieres Tonight

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Although summer is notorious for lackluster TV programming, TLC is really stepping up its game with its new reality-competition series Craft Wars.

Premiering tonight at 10 p.m. (right after one of the greatest reality shows of all time, What Not Wear), the show is a lot like Project Runway, but with glue guns instead of sewing machines. And considering how many cooking/baking reality competitions there are on TV these days (I swear there’s got to be at least 50), it’s about damn time a network jump on the craft movement.

For those who haven’t seen the commercial, here’s the overall gist: each week three contestants are given one hour to create a popular craft item using surprise materials during the “Pop Craft” challenge. Judges Jo Pearson (author and creative expert for Michaels), Stephen Brown (author and founder of the dollar gift wear company Glitterville Studios) and Erica Domesek (author of the DIY book, P.S. I Made This”) will then evaluate their creations and eliminate one contestant. The other two will have to really prove their skills in the ultimate crafting battle royal aka. the “Master Craft” challenge.

Acting as a mentor to the contestants is the show’s host and executive producer, Tori Spelling who it turns out, is quite craft enthusiast. It addition to penning a new party planning book titled, “celebraTORI,” the limelight leech even has her own line of craft products, “The Tori Spelling Collection.”

In tonight’s episode, the contestants must create a fashion-forward duffle bag out of sports equipment and for the “Master Craft,” the final two will be making a playhouse out of school supplies.

I’m definitely tuning in. How about you?


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lillian  says:

i want to know what happens to the master craft. do the contestants keep them or do they go to some organization?

Jul 3 10:54 PM

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