Fab Freebie: Gotta Hand It To You

***This giveaway is no longer accepting entries – see who won below!***

Thanks to random.org, we’ve got a Merry (belated) Christmas prize going out to… Kristin Aune (who made t-shirts for both of her kids, ornaments, buckeyes and has been trying to perfect her fudge pie recipe). Congrats!

Wahoo. Hope you guys all had an awesome holiday weekend (you can see a sliver of ours here). As we mentioned on Friday, we’ll be stopping in with one quick post each day this week (amongst family hosting, feverish book-deadline writing, and priming & painting all of our kitchen cabinets). But we couldn’t wait to share today’s giveaway that we wrangled after seeing so much amazing stuff at our local Handmade Holiday craft fair. So this week’s lucky winner will get:

  • An 8×10 letterpress print (any choice of quote & color), a set of blueprint notes (airplane, boat, golfcart, knots, wave, or lighthouse) and a leather blank book from Almanac Industries. These Baltimore-based bookbinders and letterpress gurus bring a wonderful worn and masculine vibe to these printed prizes.
  • $50 towards Funnel Cloud Studio on Etsy. Obviously we love her Virginia-themed art, but she also has a bunch of cheerful patterned prints and cheeky illustrations to choose from too.
  • A 26-letter ornament set and this green vase from Turnerbots. And we thought our J, S, C and B initial ornaments were cool. Someone’s about to get a whole alphabet full of candy colored ceramics, along with a V-A-S-E.
  • $50 towards Zou Zou’s Basement on Etsy. We loved the bunny print that we bought, and this $50 is enough to snag two of her colorful prints.


  • PRIZE: Everything mentioned above
  • TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “HAND IT TO ME” and tell us…
  • BONUS QUESTION: … what you’ve made with your own hands recently. Did you bake something for the holidays? Did you give a handmade gift this weekend? Or have you tackled a DIY or homemade art project recently?
  • GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Wednesday, December 28th at 8pm EST or at 10,000 entries (whichever comes first)
  • PRIZE SHIPS: The 50 United States (although we do try to wrangle as many international giveaways as possible)
  • DISCOUNT: 10% off any item in Turnerbots’ Etsy shop until January 15th, 2012 with the coupon code YOUNGHOUSE.
  • USUAL STUFF: One entry per e-mail address is permitted. The winner will be selected using random.org and announced on Thursday as an update to this post. That’s right, come right back here on Thursday for the announcement of our winner. Good luck…

Note: We aren’t paid or perked for hosting these giveaways, we just do ‘em to thank you awesome folks for stopping in. See our Giveaway FAQ page for more info. Pics courtesy of Funnel Cloud Studio, Turnerbots, Almanac Industries and Zou Zou’s Basement.


  1. Kristen says


    As part of my secret santa gift at work, I made my partner a homemade bookmark because she loves to read. I also decided to make her a gift basket of all of my personal favorite drawing supplies because I knew she loves to draw and needed new things. So, although it’s not quite all made with my hands, I did opt out of the easy gift card option, so that felt good.

  2. Rloe says


    I made a kitty-cat patterned apron for my 5 year old niece and lots and lots of Christmas cookies!

    • jolene says

      Whenever I’m at my parents’ house I do all the cooking amd baking! I’ve done quite a bit the past free days!

    • Tiffany C. says

      Hand it to me!

      This year I made homemade granola, chocolate covered pretzels rolled in a variety of gourmet nuts and dried fruits, and my husband made me a bookshelf for Christmas out of recycled wood!

  3. says


    For the Holidays this year I made everyone in my immediate family some homemade. This included a crocheted snowman, Dr. Who Beanie, Lord of the Rings Beanie and scarf, Owl Hat, Dog Bandanna, and gloves. :)

    • Emily says

      HAND IT TO ME!

      On Friday night, we made homemade cinnamon sugared almonds for the stockings! They were awesome!

  4. Lois says

    HAND IT TO ME! I made a quilt for each of my 2 adult daughters just like Sherry made for Clara! I used fabric that I had made dresses out of when they were younger. They loved them!

  5. Cristy says

    Hand it to me!

    I made my daughters skirts to wear to Mass on Christmas morning… they turned out pretty well, although one kept riding up in the back a bit (is it bad to say that your very skinny 6 year old daughter has a bubble butt?). =O

    Honestly, this is such a fun giveaway!!! I could use some fabulous prints for our house!!! And as a teacher, the alphabet ornaments would be so fun to use at school on a little tree in my room. Thanks for the chance to win such cute loot!

  6. ali says

    I didn’t get to make as much as I wanted, but this week I’ll be off with the kids a few days and we’ll tackle a few fun crafts together!

  7. Jen says

    Hand it to me!
    I made my mother and MIL both canvases for Christmas using the kiddos handprints as the Christmas tree leaves and thumbprints as the shiny red ornaments. Turned out soooo cute!

  8. Amanda says

    Hand it to me! Yesterday I made Christmas dinner for 11 people. Im very proud to say are no burns or cuts on these hands!

  9. says

    HAND IT TO ME! I did several handmade gifts this year. I made a piece of silhouette art, embellished some handbags, made a dress for my DD, and of course there was lots of baking of treats! ;-)

  10. Jennifer says

    Hand it to me!

    I made my own ornament wreath! Have loved them for years, and finally tackled one this year.

  11. Melissa says


    I’ve made a lot of things this holiday season – mostly sewn things and baked goods. I made quilts, including two quilted growth charts (thanks pinterest) and tons of sewn ornaments and other gifts to give away at Christmas and after.