Make a Handmade Holiday Card and Fabric Flower Pin Combo! (Day #7)

December 9th, 2010

Would you love to make a beautiful handmade card that continues on as a charming gift afterwards?

In just 3 minutes, we’ll show you how to put together this very idea!

We’ll even show you a NEW technique on making fabric flowers! As we love to say, “The possibilities are endless!”

Win BIG with GameStop.com! (Day #6)

December 8th, 2010

We thought it would be fun to throw in a little giveaway in our 12 days series! And this is one that the kids will be shouting from the rooftops about if you are a lucky winner! GameStop is letting us give away a $250 gift certificate! But, as they say…WAIT! THERE’S MORE! 😉 There is a GRAND PRIZE that you will not believe! The giveaway closes in just 2 days (December 10, 2010) so hurry, hurry! Here are the fun details!

TodaysMama and GameStop have made it their mission to give Santa a run for his money this year. TodaysMama is hosting Mama’s Holiday Wish List, a huge giveaway on their site and they’ve shared their stockpile of gifts with The DIY Dish so we can share them with you.

To win a $250 gift certificate to GameStop, simply do ANY or ALL of the following! You can have 3 entries!

1.  Leave a comment here on the DIY Dish Blog and let us know one thing on YOUR wishlist this year.
2.  Tweet about this contest on Twitter. (You can use our button found at the top or bottoms of this post! Be sure to include @GameStop and @theDIYdish in your post)
3. Tell us how you shared this contest with your friends!

Now here’s what the GRAND PRIZE winner will receive through Mama’s Holiday Wish List! Are you ready for this?

1.  An XBOX 360/Kinect combo pack!

2. The Special Edition Wii combo pack!

3.  Special Edition DSi combo pack!

And in addition to those amazing prizes…A $1000 gift card to Gamestop! WOW!

The annual Mama’s Holiday Wish List contest gives people a chance to read and share heartwarming, funny and inspiring answers to the Holiday Wish List Meme for a chance to win that fantastic grand prize package from GameStop.

Entering is easy, and this link will describe how you can enter to win the GRAND prize by posting a Holiday Wish List Meme. Here is Kim’s:

1. What is your holiday wish for your family?
A: To be happy and healthy! (Although my kids just may have “other” ideas – lol)

2. What is your Christmas morning / Hanukkah Nightly tradition?
A: Kids jump in bed with us way too early (5 am?) and we start the day! Orange rolls and fruit for breakfast.  A lot of our big celebration comes Christmas Eve.

3. If you could ask Santa for one, completely decadent wish for yourself, what would it be?
A: Just one? LOL!  A vacation…

4. How do you make the holidays special without spending any money?
A: Turning up the Christmas tunes, watching Christmas movie classics, driving around looking at the lights, sledding and hot chocolate, and  and spending time with the family

5. What games did you play with your family growing up?
A: I grew up with Atari! I was the self-proclaimed Pac-Man champion in my day! :)

6. What holiday tradition have you carried on from your own childhood?
A: “Secret Santa” for another family

7. Where would you go for a Christmas/Hanukkah-away-from-home trip?
A: Somewhere WARM!

8. Check out GameStop and tell us, what are the three top items on your GameStop Wish List this year?
A: Disney Epic Mickey,  UDraw Tablet with UDraw Studio, and The Sims 3

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Don’t forget! One of The DIY Dish viewers is going to win a $250 gift certificate this week! As a reminder, here’s how you can enter to win that one:

To win a $250 gift certificate to GameStop, simply do ANY or ALL of the following! You can have 3 entries!

1.  Leave a comment here on the DIY Dish Blog and let us know one thing on YOUR wishlist this year.
2.  Tweet about this contest on Twitter. (You can use our button found at the top or bottoms of this post! Be sure to include @GameStop and @theDIYdish in your post)
3.  Tell us how you shared this contest with your friends!

Easy Neighbor or Teacher Gift Idea (Day #5)

December 8th, 2010

This time of year is busy, busy, busy! Put together a quick and simple gift that the recipient can use at a later date. Here’s a favorite from last year — all with a store-bought gingerbread mix and more. Click here to download your free gift tag that goes along with this video!

Make a Winter-Themed Centerpiece and Tablerunner (Day #4)

December 6th, 2010

Looking for something real quick and easy and will last your home decor all winter long? We’ve got just the idea for you! How about mixing up some trendy textures right now with burlap and crocheted doileys?

Even better? It will cost you less than a few dollars to make and will literally take you less than 5 minutes to complete!

Are you ready? If you have 2 1/2 minutes, then you’ll want to be sure to catch Kim’s video below as part of our “12 Days of Holiday DIY Dish” series! Check it out!

And here are a couple of final photos for further inspiration!

Easy, right? And oh so cute! (Just the way we like it this time of year!)

Now….FOR SOME REALLY EXCITING NEWS!!!  It is time to announce the winners of our Janome Embroidery Machine and Janome Serger Giveaway from Episode 1 this season!  We are also giving away $100 gift certificates to www.YouCanMakeThis.com and www.SWAKembroidery.com.  If you won, we will be in touch with you regarding your prize. Below is a first name and partial email of the winners.  We are so excited for you!!

Janome 300E Embroidery Machine: Adrienne! (partial email: kitschalic…)

Janome MyLock 640D Serger:  Meredith! (partial email: meredithbur…)

$100 Gift Certificate to YouCanMakeThis.com:  Peggy! (partial email: pforbe…)

$100 Gift Certificate to SWAKembroidery.com: Melissa W.! (partial email: pixeegr…)

-Kris and Kim

How to Make an Easy Bow (Day #3)

December 4th, 2010

We love ribbon. And more often than not, we have tons of SCRAPS of ribbon left over from various projects.  Well, don’t throw those away because now you can make a very quick and easy “bow” or gift topper!  This is a favorite of ours from last year so we wanted to share it here:

We hope you enjoyed the first 3 days! If you missed any, here they are:
Day #1: How to Make Pomegranate Salad
Day #2: The Technique of Paper Quilling (Make handmade cards!)
Day #3: How to Make an Easy Bow – Gift Topper

We’ll “see” you next Monday evening! Each day of the 12 days will be posted Mondays-Fridays. Have a nice weekend!

-Kim & Kris

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