'Making It' Season 2 Episode 1: A bit too complicated to be DIY? Nick Offerman, Amy Poehler keep it strictly festive
Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler's 'Making It' Season 2 debut with festive crafts that have an interesting twist to it.
'Making It' Season 2 is all about crafting wrapped with a festive spin and stitched together by holdover hosts Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler. Keeping with the holiday spirit, the makers decided to go all Christmas-y with the maiden episode.
The crafters were thrown a quick challenge that required them to create unconventional welcome wreaths. It was a fairly open challenge and the contestants could use material of their choice. And that was where it could have gotten a bit out of hand because of too many options, but the makers knew what they wanted.
Rebecca, who went on to become the winner of the fast-craft round, made a geometric Easter wreath using felt, plywood, foam, while Floyd created an assorted one using steel as her star material. Jessie's doll leg wreath was a tad creepy, but it was able to pique interests of the judges, Dayna Isom Johnson and Simon Doonan, as it was quite an unusual design.
The Lei wreath created by Matt was different too. He used shirt cut-outs to wrap and complete his structure and, wood buttons and chipboards for decoration purposes. Eagan too went high on color with his paint sample cards wreath. Poehler complimented his design saying it was 'doable'.
Justine's take was interesting too. She said since she was a construction worker, she tried using leftovers and scraps to put her piece together.
The following round, Master Craft, was quite interesting and exceeded all expectations. The participants were asked to create oversized front-yard display decorations and they went all out on it. From pool-noodle surf waves, steel dragon, to a foam boat and a Chinese new year dragon using felt, yarn, and cardboard, the DIY-masters put their best to build some of the most exquisite-looking decor pieces you'd love at your front yard. Unfortunately, the episode ended with Matt being eliminated as his design failed to live up to the challenge.
Amid all of this, what is bothersome is that they are all too professional to be relatable and doable for regular people who enjoy an hour of crafting a day. The wood and steelwork look intricate and pretty, but not everyone owns heavy machinery. It would have been way more fun if readily-available items would have been used.
'Making It' Season 2 will air all-new episodes from Monday to Thursday, 10 pm ET/PT on NBC.