Hello and welcome back to Think and Make Thursday! Before we get started with this week’s party, my co-hosts and I wanted to let you know that we have been absolutely blown away by the amazing ideas you’ve been sharing week after week at Think and Make Thursday. The last few weeks we’ve been hovering around 600 bright ideas linked up at our party. Wow! That’s a lot of inspiring DIY projects, home improvement projects, crafts, recipes, kids stuff and home related tips. We are so honored you choose to party with us week after week. With the growth of our party and the new year just a few weeks away, however, it seems only appropriate that we, as hosts, evaluate how it’s going, what’s working well and what we want to do differently with our link party in 2016.
New Year, New Focus
Think and Make Thursday was started with the intent of meeting new bloggers, discovering new talent but most importantly to give new/smaller bloggers exposure. The host team is primarily made of DIY/home bloggers, so with around 600 links each week it’s a challenge to sort through all the amazing ideas to find those that are the best fit for our blogs’ readers.
Because of that, starting in 2016, we want to narrow the focus of our link party to showcase DIY projects, home decor ideas and crafts only. While we LOVE the beautiful recipes and food posts that have been linked here, we feel the need to narrow our focus in order to meet the intention of our party. Thus, our last “Think and Make Thursday” Link Party will be Thursday, December 17, 2015. When we return on Thursday, January 7, 2016, we’ll have a new focus AND a new name for the new year. We hope you’ll be as excited about the new party as we are!
Every week, the ten of us choose our favorite Bright Ideas from the party to share on our own blogs the following week, giving you an even better chance of being featured! Be sure to visit my co-hosts’ blogs to see which Bright Ideas they chose to feature this week: Addison Meadows Lane, Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body, Dwell Beautiful, The Heathered Nest, Houseologie, Kenarry: Ideas for the Home, Little Red Brick House, Petite Modern Life and Table & Hearth. If you love any of the Bright Ideas we feature, please click through the link to pin from the original source, not from Think and Make Thursday.
Wine Barrel Christmas Tree by Uncookiecutter
Washi Tape Christmas Trees by The Silly Pearl for Reasons to Skip the Housework
Wooden Dowel Christmas Tree by Inside the Fox Den
MOST VIEWED Bright Idea of the Week
DIY Rustic Felt Christmas Trees by Little House of Four
We’ll be sharing all of these Bright Ideas on our Think and Make Thursday Pinterest Board. If you are one of the bloggers whose bright idea was featured this week, you’re welcome to share this shiny button for all to see on your blog!
Now it’s your turn to share your Bright Idea for a chance to be featured at next week’s party! By linking up at Think and Make Thursday you agree to:
- Show us some love. Please follow all the hosts on social media. Grab a party button or link back to us in some way.
Think and Make Thursday Party Button
- Share your bright ideas. Submit up to 3 family friendly links you’ve never shared with us before. Please link to a specific post, not your home page. No Etsy shops, no giveaways, no link parties and no photos that you have purchased and/or do not have permission to share. Please be aware that by sharing your posts at Think and Make Thursday you are giving permission to our hosts to share your projects on social media, on their blogs as featured posts and in round-up posts with links back to your site and all credit given to you.
- Be inspired. Visit other links to get great ideas and leave positive, encouraging comments. After all, this is a party – you should mingle!
- Let us contact you. When you link up, we’ll add you to our party exclusive email list, so you’re among the first to know each week when the party starts! (You can opt out at any time).
Let’s Get This Party Started