Giveaways and Contests

Our Two Year Etsy celebrations have come to an end! I had almost 400 entries in the giveaways, dozens of new blog subscriptions, Twitter followers and Facebook likes. Thank you.  We gave away a $20 gift certificate (Congrats Kathy), a $10 gift certificate (Congrats Mary), and a reusable chalkboard gift tags set (Congrats Kaitlin).  We are blessed for all the great support, and are looking forward to another exciting year.

We have also been entering contests too! Who doesn’t love to win something, right?!

Contest #1

Upcycled Stuff is featuring an Upcycled Challenge this month in honor of National Sewing Month.  Participants signed up to received a package of “trash” in the mail.  Here was mine…

The challenge… I had to upcycle some of all of the different pieces of trash I received.

So I decided to make decorative fabric balls!

How did I make them from trash?!

First I opened up the tie and removed the lining inside. My children were doing their homework while I did this project, and they said the balls had to make noise, so I tore up some of the paper tags and placed them inside the plastic ball containers I had received.

Some of the paper tags had some thread on their edges, so I unraveled it and used it to secure the tie fabric around the balls. This was the hardest part, short pieces of string and a curved surface.

They didn’t turn out perfect, but for a crafter that only knows how to sew buttons on pants I was very pleased.

What can I win? Entries will be voted on and I have a chance to win an awesome shopping spree from Upcycled Stuffed!

Contest #2

The second crafty contest I entered this month is held by Team Upcyclers on Etsy and hosted by Idle Hands Yarn Supply.  It is simple… use part or all of an old t-shirt and upcycle it into something new!

Last winter, I loved to make tshirt scarves so I had a lot of extra hems in my craft bag.  I used them to make a new headband and new bracelet for this contest.

I simply braided the headband and left extra at the ends to tie it behind my neck.

For the bracelet I stretched the tshirt string and wrapped it around an old tarnished bangle and secured it with a dot of glue.

What can I win? All entries are featured on the Love 2 Upcycle Blog and two winners will be selected to have their Etsy shop’s advertised for a month for FREE!

Fingers Crossed!

Thanks, Bee

Comments (4)

Sarah KristenSeptember 20th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Really cute!! I’m impressed with the fabric balls – those were some challenging materials!!

TriciaSeptember 20th, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Very impressive! I love that you took the thread from the clothing tags and used it to sew with.

Stephanie HowertonOctober 15th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

awesome ideas

BeeOctober 17th, 2012 at 10:02 am

Thanks Stephanie. I didn’t win but they were fun to make! :)

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