A few weeks ago, I hit 100 blog posts. Now, this isn’t an amazing feat for many, particularly since I have been blogging for three years, but I wanted to celebrate somehow anyway. However, life got busy, and I didn’t really make the time to do anything when it came time, so I just kinda decided that I would wait to the next milestone. And then, Sew, Mama, Sew! posted about a blogosphere-wide giveaway, so I thought that I would play along. But, I wasn’t really sure what to give away.
During this time, I read about Ali Edwards fun holiday projects from 2007, and I really loved the button Christmas tree that she made with her son, so I decided to make a button tree of my own with the amazing new Basic Grey buttons I got. This was a big step for me because when I love something as much as I love these buttons, I usually just hoard it away afraid to use it. But, when I saw that tree, I knew it would be perfect. I didn’t want to use styrofoam, so I went to Hobby Lobby and found a craft paper version of a Christmas tree..you really do have to love Hobby Lobby…and, I went to town with a little paint and some of those buttons! This is what I came up with.
And, I have to say that I love it! And, I know someone else will love it too, so I have decided to have it be my giveaway (don’t worry, I got another tree to make me one too!). Without measuring at all, I can tell you that it is between 12-18 inches tall. And, I think there are a few vintage buttons thrown in there too.
To enter, just leave a comment here about your favorite handmade holiday treasure, either given or received, or a handmade gift that you would like to receive or give. To make things a little more interesting, if you mention this giveaway on your blog and drop me a note about your post in the comments, you will get an additional 5 chances to win.
The winner will be chosen randomly by my random number generator, the boy, and, you must have your entry in by this Sunday at 7pm CST to be entered into whatever crazy formula he works up (he is an engineering/math person, so there is no telling what he will come up with!).
As an added bonus, the winner will also receive another handmade goody from me made from these.
That’s all I can reveal right now, basically because I haven’t had a chance to make it yet, but the plans in my brain are fabulous!
Happy entries, good luck, and thanks for stopping by!