What People Are Saying About Craft Wars
It's the summer of crafting! Everyone's talking about Craft Wars -- and here's what they're saying.
People Magazine: You'll be glued to Tori Spelling's new reality contest."
Life & Style Magazine: "Expect glitter to fly."
Life & Style Magazine: "The tasks are jawdropping."
Entertainment Weekly: "Completely fascinating."
Parents.com: "Crafting's gone cool."
Television Without Pity: Apparently Tori Spelling has another skill besides constantly being pregnant -- she's a great crafter. And crafter is a word. And this is a television show...where three contestants compete to see who can make the best crafts and the winner receives $10,000. Just imagine how many pipe cleaners and hot glue guns that can buy! More!
Broadway World: One of America's favorite pastimes - crafting - is the focus of the new TLC competition series CRAFT WARS. Putting a spotlight on the nearly $30 billion craft industry, the series celebrates a passion that is shared by more than half of all American households. Each episode pits three new, everyday enthusiasts against each other in two rounds of difficult challenges, encompassing different genres of crafting expertise. More!
Celebrity Baby Scoop: We’ve watched her since the days of Donna Martin in Beverly Hills, 90210! Now we love Tori Spelling as the hardworking reality TV star, author, craft designer and all around creative mama. More!
New York Daily News: Tori Spelling is glittering up her résumé by hosting TLC's new series, "Craft Wars." "It was the perfect marriage," the actress and reality show star says about partnering with the crafting competition, premiering Tuesday at 10 p.m. Spelling, 39, saw a need for a show about the field, which has become a $30 billion industry. She approached TLC, which already had a craft show in the works, and immediately jumped on board, serving as both host and executive producer. More!
Today: If you grew up watching Tori Spelling on "Beverly Hills, 90210," then the phrase "Donna Martin graduates!" may bring back memories. Spelling revisited those days on her blog last week with a photo of her son, all dressed up for his preschool graduation, with the caption "Liam McDermott graduates!" From TV angst to real-life milestones, this mama has come a long way. The actress and reality TV star has reinvented herself yet again with the show "Craft Wars," premiering tonight, a "Project Runway"-style crafting competition hosted by Spelling, who's something of a DIY diva herself. More!
A.V. Club: Craft Wars (TLC, 10 p.m.): Dearest Martha: It seems like many years ago since our eyes last met, as the USS Crochet pulled away from the docks. Yet it is only tonight that the Craft Wars begin in earnest. We received our marching orders from Executive Producer Spelling this morning: Platoons of brave craft warriors will be deployed to the Michaels Craft Closet, where we must defeat a life full of dull, factory-assembled products with only a hot-glue gun at our side. More!
KYTX: Crafting queen Jo Pearson, creative expert for Michaels Stores, will hold court as one of three judges on TLC's new competition series, "Craft Wars." The show, hosted and executive produced by celebrity crafter Tori Spelling, premieres June 26 at 10 p.m. Eastern (9 p.m. Central time). Pearson's 25+ years of experience creating thousands of projects for North America's largest arts and crafts specialty retailer landed her the ultimate crafting gig. More!
The Advocate: Tori Spelling will be host and executive producer for the new competition series in which three contestants face off in crafting challenges, with two making it to the final "master craft" challenge. The winner gets $10,000. More!
TV By the Numbers: Glitter will fly, rhinestones will roll, and hot glue guns will be fired in Craft Wars, TLC's ultimate crafting competition, hosted and executive produced by author and avid crafter, Tori Spelling. More!
Broadway World: In the premiere episode...the contestants must create a fashion-forward duffle bag out of sports equipment for the Pop Craft challenge. Then, the final two must wow the judges in their crafting challenge of a lifetime, the Master Craft, where they must create a playhouse out of school supplies. More!
Wall Street Journal: Speakeasy: Aliza Licht, a.k.a. DKNY PR Girl and @DKNY, called [judge Erica] Domesek “the next Martha Stewart.” Andrew Mukamal, stylist and former reality show star himself who tweets at @AJMukamal, said she was the “Simon Cowell” of the judging panel. As for the crafts? “Those playhouses were ridiculously amazing. Full next level.” More!
CNN: Marquee Blog: The biggest on-set surprise, Spelling said, was that they saw plenty of crafty male competitors but noticed a difference in how they tackled projects. "Men would totally attack the big picture. They'd want to build, construct," Spelling said. "The women are like, 'What are the details?' They start with the pillows. That’s totally me, too...My friends are like, 'If you have a priority list of one to 10, you tackle 11 first.'"More!
SheKnows: Check out Stephen Brown's DIY Colored Pencil Favor Boxes! The Craft Wars judge gives an exclusive craft that's fun for you and kids over at SheKnows. More!