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. Katie says


    Cookies and little holiday crafts for kids (at school and my nieces). Next on the list are some decor for the nursery before our baby boy gets here in March!! :)

  2. Sarah S. says


    I made a pumpkin roll for my boyfriend’s family after my mom taught me her recipe at Thanksgiving. It doesn’t look great, but it still tastes pretty good!

  3. says


    I made zipper bags for my 7yr old niece and 2 1/2yr old nephew for their girly things/race cars, etc… and a fleece blanket for my nephew to curl up in. And I made chocolate covered pretzel rods, peppermint bark, “Christmas tree brownies,” (pinterest inspired), chocolate chip/m&m cookies, and bite size apple pies (also pinterest inspired). whew, just typing all that made me tired! :)

  4. Amy says

    Hand it to me! I’m working on a pendant flag banner that says Happy Birthday. My daughter turns 1 on Feb. 10th, so I need to finish it by then. It’s only my 3rd sewing project so hopefully I don’t mess it up! I’m having fun with it, though. :)

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