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. Sarah says

    Hand it to me!

    I made a canvas print using paint and tape for a pattern for one sister and a buttom A that I framed for the other sister this Christmas.

  2. Erin says


    For all my Christmas wrapping this year I made yarn pom poms out of red and green yarn and I also made all of my gift tags using my new circle cutter. I first cut a circle out of card stock then took some pages from an old book, cut circles the same size as the card stock, and used mod podge to glue it to the card stock. I poked a small hole at the top and strung them on bakers twine. They turned out great!

  3. ashlee says


    In the last month I’ve made candy and desserts galore for Christmas gifts, ornaments, some art for the casa and we built a desk!

  4. Laura says

    Hand it to me!

    I knitted sweaters for our dogs to wear for our holiday card photo. I’m no knitting aficionado but they were good for a one-time wear.

  5. Stacey says

    Hand it to me!!

    I sanded, primed, and painted my dollhouse from childhood to give to my daughter for Christmas. She’s in love:)

  6. Sarah says

    Hand it to me!

    I made felt food this Christmas to go with the play kitchen my dad made for me when I was little that we repainted and gave to our children for Christmas this year.

  7. Emily says

    Hand it to me!

    Imade all the Christmas cookies this year and all the sides and pies for Christmas eve and Christmas day dinner.

  8. Kristin H says


    For Christmas, I made a personalized Cribbage board for my dad with all his favorite sports teams. I also redid the drawings on his “official pancake and waffle batter bowl”, because the original ones were fading.

  9. Michelle Brown says

    Hand it to me!

    I painted a huge chevron print on an old piece of wood. It came out a bit wonky, but I love it still.

  10. says


    My latest project was our dining table. I bought plankes of wood and used banister pieces for the legs. I baked a Paleo Pumpkin Pie for Christmas :) YUM! I did give hand made gifts to my new baby girl… a crocheted penguin and elephant.

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