Thursday, October 30, 2014

Retail Therapy Thursday: Shapeways and $100 Giveaway!


This compensated post is sponsored by Shapeways and About.com as part of the Shape My Holiday Sweepstakes


Hey, hey guys! I have exciting news for you today! I'm giving away a $100 gift card to Shapeways. If you haven't seen this completely rad, innovative, and unique shop yet, you've got to check it out. It's a marketplace that does...wait for it...3D printing! Yep, you can design products and they will print them for you in 3D, so we're talking bowls, jewelry, sculptures, you name it. Pretty amazing, right? If you like the whole concept, but aren't inclined to design your own creation, no problem. Other designers have their stuff for sale on the site. In fact, I picked out my favorite product from the Shapeways' marketplace--this cool 3D wire stag--as part of the About.com's Shape My Holiday Sweepstakes.



Make sure you check out the sweepstakes...but hurry! You only have between today and November 3rd to vote for your favorite Shapeways product! It's super-easy and no-sign is required. Simply visit the sweepstakes site, and tweet your favorite product. Here's the link with the rules.

After you enter the sweepstakes, come back here because I'm offering a $100 gift card to Shapeways to the person who leaves a comment telling me which Shapeways product you voted for...don't worry, it doesn't have to be mine. There is no purchase necessary to win. The winner will be chosen randomly from those who leave comments and will be notified on Tuesday, November 4. Good luck!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

DIY Glass Vase Bookends



Hey, hey! If you saw my post yesterday, then you know I've got books on the brain. Yesterday, I shared 15 DIY Bookends crafted by some amazing bloggers and today, I'm excited to share my own version with you. Over on my About.com site, I've shared the steps to making DIY glass vase bookends that can be tailor-made to fit your decor. They're so easy to make and the best part is, the inside of these unique bookends can be made to reflect the type of books between them. What a fun way to display a special collection of books!


Check out the how-to here!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Craft of the Week: 15 DIY Bookends



Greetings! Hope you had a great weekend! It's a beautiful Sunday as I sit and write this and we plan to get our pumpkins at some point today. My husband had to work a bit today so I'm using the time while the girls watch a movie to get a little post done for you!

So...as a former librarian, I have a few books around the house. Just a few. I'm betting most of you have some, too. Books are one of the only things I hoard. In fact...yes...I think they're the only thing I hoard. I consider myself a purger in most areas, but I just can't seem to part with my books. I have a copy of Gone with the Wind that is so brittle I can barely turn the pages. The cover is taped on, and the first several pages are completely free of the binding, but I keep it anyway. It was my dad's copy, and I remember the first time I read it. And the second time. And the third time. Anyway, you get the point: since books mean so much to us, we tend to accumulate them, but then the question becomes...where do I put them all?

So I thought I'd show you some DIY bookends clever bloggers have created so you can give at least your favorite titles a place of pride in your home.


via Woman's Day


via Refinery 29


via Better Homes & Gardens


via A Beautiful Mess


via Bob Vila


via Country Living


via Turnstyle Vogue


via Mod Podge Rocks


via Babble


via The Mother Huddle


via Completely Coastal


via 52 Weekends of DIY


via This Old House


via Build-Basic


via Martha Stewart


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