Monday, January 24, 2011

Giveaway- Win a box of year-round holiday crafting


In my house we make a big deal out of birthdays. And the blog is no exception. Yesterday was the blog's second anniversary (or birthday) so this week, as a thank you to everyone who's been reading this blog I'm doing a giveaway... a big giveaway!

But first a little bit about how I decided on what the prize would be-

Last year when I'd finished one solid year of blogging I took a bit of time to reflect on what I'd done and what I wanted to do. If year one had a theme it would probably have been "try something new" I took a ton of crafty classes and tried so many new techniques.

For my second year I really wanted to do more tutorials (which I'm glad to say I did), but if the year had a theme I think it would have to have been holiday's. I love holiday crafting, and have done more of it this year than ever before.

So I've put together a box of assorted craft supplies that represent the major crafty holiday's around the year. There's a ton of stuff, over $70 dollars worth of stuff actually, and it was hard to photograph it all in one good shot. I had specific ideas for projects with some of these materials but mostly I've left it up to the lucky winner's creativity.

Wanna see more of what's in the box.....


And here are some close-ups:
  • New Year's and practically every other holiday... Glitter.
  • Valentine's Day: 2 packs of blank cards, ribbon, a bare wooden frame.
  • St. Patrick's Day: Bag of foam Shamrocks, Ribbon, Shamrock cookie cutter.
  • Easter, or if you don't celebrate Easter these would just be a nice Spring project: Foam Eggs and some wool to make felted eggs. (like the ones I made here).
  • 4th of July: Mini Flags, Wooden Star, Ribbon,
  • Halloween: Stickers, Ribbon, and a foam pumpkin.
  • Thanksgiving: Stickers, Dried Gourds
  • Christmas/ Or these would just make nice winter project materials if you don't celebrate Christmas: Wood trees, and coffee filters to make Snowflakes. (tutorial here)

By the way- those coffee filters are good for so many craft projects. You could use them for Halloween and make my Coffee Filter Spider Webs or Valentine's Day and make Hearts and Flowers Wreath. Or During School Vacation (a holiday if you're a kid) to make my tye-dye coffee filter critters.

  • I've also included some paper and a few foam brushes just to round things out.

And a lot of these materials are mix and match. For example there's red and green ribbon in here so although it's not listed under Christmas... you could still use it for that holiday too.

So here's how to enter:

The giveaway is open to readers in the US and Canada (although I know in Canada you don't celebrate the 4th of July... lol). Sorry other international readers, this was too much to send through customs.

The giveaway is open until Midnight EST on Monday January 31st.

  • To enter simply leave me a comment telling me what your favorite holiday craft is. (That's good for one entry).

  • If you're a follower or become a follower let me know and you'll get a second entry (Total of two entries).

  • If you mention this giveaway on your blog (whether you're a follower or not) you can also get another entry. In your comment please leave me the link to your blog post so I can verify it.

So, that's up to 3 chances to win!

This giveaway ends at Midnight EST on Monday January 31st I'll pick a one winner using a random number generator and announce it on Tuesday February 1st. The winner will have until February 2nd to claim the prize or else I'll pick another winner.

Good Luck And Thank You for reading my blog!!!

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. I'll draw a winner and announce it in my post today (Feb 1st 2011). Thank you to all who have entered, become follows, and posted about this on your blogs!


I've posted the winner... here's the link



82 comments:

  1. Great giveaway! My favorite holiday craft is anything spooky or gory for Halloween. I bookmarked so many projects from other blogs that I couldn't even begin to pick a favorite!

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  2. My favorite holiday craft is making banner for all the holidays. Paper...fabric...it's all good!

    jrzfins at gmail dot com

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  3. I know follow your blog!

    jrzfins at gmail dot com

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  4. I love making advent calenders with the kids for Christmas and then packing the boxes without them seeing and enjoying the daily anticipations.

    GFC follower

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  5. My favorite holiday is the felt stuffed candy corns that I made for Halloween. All of those goodies look like so much fun!

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  6. Hard to pick just one holiday!! Winter photo greeting cards are always fun! :)

    Quilled snowflake is beautiful. Cupcakes look nummy too!

    Any tips for scrapbooking?!

    michelle

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  7. My favorite holiday crafts are making wreaths

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  8. I mentioned your giveaway on my blog at http://breakingfreefromoldways.blogspot.com

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  9. What a great prize! Maybe I'd actually do more holiday crafting if I won it! I'm a bit of a holiday crafting scrooge...but I think my fav is the cupcake ornaments I made with my daughter last year. Happy to be a follower!

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  10. Wow! Meg! This is a fabulous way to celebrate your blogaversary and I definitely want my name in the hat!

    Favorite holiday for crafts! ha! YOU know - Christmas!

    I just became a follower within the past week! Wish I had found you sooner! I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with in 2011! Dabble on my new friend!

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  11. My favorite holiday craft is card making. I make cards for almost every holiday. Of course at Christmas I make a lot of cards.

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  12. Just one favourite...your kidding lol.I would say my fav holiday to craft for christmas,i love the colours and smells in the dark of winter lol.Painting icing on cookies with the kids ,making crafts with the pinecones we collected in the fall :)
    Im a google follower..mitch1066

    mitch1066@gmail.com

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  13. Fun stuff!! I love making wreaths for each holiday - peppermint for Christmas, white coffee filter for winter, red fabric for Valentine's, etc. I love decorating!

    I subscribe with google!

    mandm_2002 at hotmail dot com

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  14. My favorite is making home made Christmas ornaments!

    RickiReviews@gmail.com

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  15. I follow via GFC

    RickiReviews@gmail.com

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  16. I love Christmas crafts.

    dagmar@dagmarbleasdale.com

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  17. I've also become a Google friend :)

    dagmar@dagmarbleasdale.com

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  18. My favorite holiday craft is making personalized cards for my family. :)

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  19. My favorite Holiday craft is using recycled magazines and other recycled items to come up with creative ways to wrap Christmas presents

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  20. I don't really have a favorite...I really enjoy Christmas crafts and anything to do with needle felting :)
    disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

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  21. Follow
    disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

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  22. My favorite holiday craft has to be sewing up decorations for our Christmas tree! Thanks so much for the chance.

    thepricklypinecone(at)gmail.com

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  23. I follow with GFC.

    thepricklypinecone(at)gmail.com

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  24. Great giveaway!! My fave holiday craft is Christmas ornaments!! :)

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  25. My favorite holiday craft is basically anything for Christmas. I really want to master an ornament tree! And I like repainting old ornaments and covering them in glitter!!!

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  26. Lately I like Valentine's Day crafting. But my favorite is working with felt

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  27. Awesome! My favorite is anything you can make sparkly, so that could be a lot of holidays. But usually that means Christmas:) Twinkles and sparkles! I am a new follower!

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  28. we had a lot of fun making Christmas ornaments. I can't believe how many different ones we made! It was a lot of fun

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  29. I don't really have a favorite...I like 'em all! And as my kids get bigger (3 and 1 now) I will hopefully find more time to really go all out for all the holidays like I want. :) Thanks for the chance to win some supplies!!
    ~Kristen
    honeybugg11(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. I love making valentine's with my kids for their friends. Love pink and lace and doilies.

    bsyb100 at gmail dot com

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  31. I am a GFC follower!

    bsyb100 at gmail dot com

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  32. My favourite holiday craft is anything Christmassy! :)

    janey-poo(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

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  33. I'm a follower :D

    janey-poo(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

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  34. I love Halloween crafting! Sometimes I love to sew, sometimes it's paper, sometimes crochet, sometimes needlework...I'm all over the place.

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  35. I just love your blog. I found it via the Someday Crafts Link Party. I definitely a follower now!

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  36. Christmas is my hands-down favourite holiday for crafting, decorating -- everything! But now that my kids are getting old enough to figure out the different holidays, I've really been getting into making each one special for them. And yep, we're Canadian, but celebrate the 4th of July with lots of our transplanted American friends. GREAT giveaway idea!

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  37. I'm following you now, too. Love me a good all-over-the-place crafty blog!

    I also have a giveaway going if you're interested...a little knit scarf made by yours truly. http://sewmanydreams.blogspot.com

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  38. anything Christmas!
    naptimecrafters (at)gmail.com

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  39. My favorite holiday craft is making valentine cards!

    Thebabycarel at gmail dot com

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  40. I love coloring Easter eggs. It's a real art form.

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  41. Hi there, what an amazing and fabulous giveaway. This is so awesome!! My favorite holiday craft has to be Valentines Day cards. I just love making them and I love Valentines Day.

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  42. My favorite holiday craft is making candy corn trees for Halloween! Easy and cute!

    shellyhectic@yahoo.com

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  43. I am your newest follower!

    shellyhectic@yahoo.com

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  44. Wow awesome giveaway! I love crafts too! My current favorite holiday craft is ornamental gingerbread ornaments. They hung from our tree during Christmas and now I have them in bowls and baskets around the house. :)

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  45. I also posted your giveaway on my blog. :)
    http://beforethedawn.org/wpblog/?p=2296

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  46. Oh my what a sweet giveaway...my favorite holiday is Christmas even though I do like them all...
    Have a Blessed day
    Tonja

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  47. I am a follower of your blog...
    Tonja

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  48. I posted about your giveaway on my blog and you can find it here...
    http://woodshomestead.blogspot.com/
    Thanks
    Tonja

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  49. Sweet! What a great giveaway! My favorite holiday to decorate for is Thanksgiving/Fall.

    Thanks!

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  50. My favorite craft is carving Funkins at Halloween because they will last from year to year. I also love making Christmas wreaths.

    cochina1414 at yahoo dot com

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  51. I'm a new follower on GFC

    cochina1414 at yahoo dot com

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  52. My favorite holiday craft is making jewelry for christmas presents for my sisters and nieces. Each year, I make them either jewelry or a beaded ornament.

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  53. I am a new follower of your blog

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  54. I love hand-crafted ornaments, especially from my kids.

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  55. Wonderful giveaway! My favourite holiday craft is painting plaster Christmas villages for my mom & s-i-l.

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  56. And I'm also a follower on Google reader.

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  57. My favorite holiday craft is dyeing easter eggs, for sure. Thanks for the chance!

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  58. I like handmade valentine's day cards. captainliss40(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. My favorite holiday craft is making pompoms for things... they make me so happy so fluffy and bouncy... they just put joy in the <3

    Thank you for the opportunity to win such a GREAT prize package!!!

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  60. I am now following you!

    muahahah haha!!!

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  61. Things I love: creepy Halloween crafts, your blog! Thanks for the fun giveaway and all your great posts and ideas.

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  62. I love Halloween crafting because our neighborhood always has a big block party - so fun! :)

    momscraftyspace at yahoo dot com

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  63. My favorite holiday craft this year was a burlap pennant banner I made that said Give Thanks for Thanksgiving!

    katrinasevin(at)gmail.com

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  64. I'm following your blog :)

    katrinasevin(at)gmail.com

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  65. I am such a crafter too!I would love to win this giveaway! I like the way that you took a step back and examined your blog. Sometimes we just blog without purpose and I like your "theme idea".

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  66. Hello! I love your blog....just found it! :)

    Kelly

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  67. I forgot to mention that I now follow you via Google Reader :)
    Kristen
    honeybugg11(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  68. My favorite holiday craft is making flower arrangements and wreaths!

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  69. I love this give-away and I am telling the world about it on my blog!

    shellyhectic@yahoo.com

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  70. My favorite holiday craft would be making ornaments for the Christmas tree.

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  71. Am I too late to enter? Great giveaway!...Christine

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