Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Giveaway and a Beautiful Hostess Gift...

I want to share with you a great idea for a hostess gift
but first let's have a giveaway....
I'm going to hit 100,000 visitors this week so it's time to celebrate!  I am so greatful to all of you who have visited and left so many wonderful comments on my blog.
Let me show you what you can win....

What better than some spring door cans for your door. I made these just for the celebration. PINK my favorite color, and hopefully yours. These are perfect for the spring time. You can put them inside or on your front door.
And there's more...
How about a copy of one of my favorite publications,
Somerset Life.
 When I first began flipping through this copy of the magazine I didn't even know that I was featured inside until I opened it up at the store!  Can you imagine the "Happy Dance" I did?


Here's how you can enter to win....
**Please note: You must write a separate comment for each entry.
#1. Leave me a comment.  Make sure I can contact you through your blog or email (so I can notify you if you win).

Want a second chance to win?

#2.  Sign up to "Follow" my blog. Add yourself as a follower on the right sidebar.  If you are already a follower, just leave me a commet and let me know.  You'll be entered again.

Want a third chance to win?
#3. Post about this giveaway on your own blog with a link to this blog post giveaway.
This giveaway will run until Thursday, March 25. The winner
will be announced on Thursday.
Good Luck...

Now let's get to learning  how to create the hostess gift. 
 Easter is right around the corner and this would be a perfert gift.


Here are the supplies that you will need...


  • I purchase 5 different bunches of flowers at Michaels Crafts.  Each bunch was on sale for .99 cents. 

  • A teacup and saucer.  Got mine at the thrift store for $1.00

  • One teaspoon a thift store find .25cents.

  • Votive holder thrift store .99 cents.

  • Decorative button and rhinestone

  • Floral foam.

Aren't these perfect colors for spring?


Glue the teacup to the saucer using a two part epoxy glue from the hardware store. The votive holder can be glued to the bottom of the saucer. Cut a piece of floral Styrofoam and insert it into the teacup. Using a wire cutter, cut the stems of the flowers and begin to arrange them into the styrofoam. I only used half of each bunch of flowers on this arrangement.
Now, glue the spoon onto the saucer.




Embellish the spoon with a button and rhinestone. 
 This adds a bit of bling.


For less than $5.00 you can make this quick and easy  thoughtful hostess gift. With the left over flowers you may also want to make one for yourself.


With Easter and Mother's Day fast approaching this would be a wonderful "Creation From the Heart"
to give to someone special.
Don't forget to enter the giveaway.

Looking for some creative ideas?
This is where I'm linking up to......

113 comments:

Sharlotte said...

Hi Sherry,
I LOVE these cans! I saw them displayed on your front door a post or so back. Please enter me in your drawing!
Sharlotte
sspence2361@yahoo.com

Sharlotte said...

Ok, I'm back, I really want to have the best shot in winning these cans. I've been a follower for a while, I saw your teacup pincushions and love your handiwork! I've also watched your "Fancy That" tutorial on the lampshade...I think I might give that a try! I do have one question, do you have a "formula" for creating your GORGEOUS wreaths? I've admired those too....you are just very inspirational!
sspence2361@yahoo.com

Donna said...

I adore these! They are too cute! I would love to win them. Love your blog!
Blessings,
Donna

Donna said...

I am a follower of yours already!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Sherry. Congratulations 100,000 hits. That is HUGE!!!

These pink door cans really are springy. So bright and cheery, I love them. Congrats on being featured in Somerset Life! I would have been dancing in the store too.
Please include me in your giveaway.
Hugs...Tracy :)

Tracy Suzanne said...

Me again Sherry. I already follow you.

xxoo's...Tracy :)

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Sherry. I just blogged about your giveaway. You can check it out here:
http://cottonpickincute.blogspot.com/2010/03/its-spring-and-giveaways-are-blooming.html

And thank you for showing us how to make those cute cups and spoons. Love it.

Hugs...Tracy :)

Pink Princess said...

LOVE the cans, I saw them in your post and swooned. Please enter me in your drawing too.

Hugs
dutchy19 (at)gmail(dot)com

Pink Princess said...

OH and I am a follower too, lol ;)
SURE I wanna win too duh. Love the saucer and cup tute as well so sweet

jerriann said...

I love these cans and I love the Somerset Magazines. So nice.

jerriann said...

I am a follower and an admirer. :)

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sherry!!!
Please enter me in your giveaway..
I am a follower, and I will leave a link to your giveaway on my blog as well..How exciting!!!

Hugz Lorie

Carol Mae said...

Love all your creations, so lovely. Please enter me in. Smiles, Carol Mae

Carol Mae said...

Just to let you know I'm a follower and visit often. Smiles again, Carol Mae

slommler said...

These are so beautiful! Those cans are amazing! Love your tea cup art piece too!
I definitely want to be entered in!!
SueAnn
slommler@gmail.com

slommler said...

I am also a follower!!!
Hugs
SueAnn
slommler@gmail.com

Kammy said...

Hi Sherry -
I am already following :o)
Love this little cup and those cans - they are on my to make list !
Kammy

Rettabug said...

Sherry, I just found your blog through a comment you made on Ms Sharlotte's. Congratulations on getting 100,000 hits & on creating such a beautiful blog. Outstanding!
I adore your wreaths & just became a follower so I can see more & more of your ideas.

I enjoyed my visit very much & will now go back to some of your older posts to try to catch up.
I will try to do a post about your items on my blog later this week, too.

most sincerely,
Rett

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great little floral arrangement, Sherry! I love it!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I am already a follower.

sissie said...

Hi Sherry,
First of all your photos are beautiful. I like the beauty and uniqueness of the pink door decor.
The teacup hostess gift is wonderful. Great tutorial too.


hugs
Sissie

Kathy - mom of many said...

Hi Sherry, glad to see you're in the apron swap at Shawnee's. Please enter me in this giveaway. Thanks.

Dawn said...

What an adorable hostess gift!!! They are adorable, very inexpensive, and just like you said - such a thoughtful gift! Bravo!

Dawn said...

Oh, and I'm a follower already! Thanks for the giveaway, and congrats on such a successful blog!

fawnda said...

That is so cool! I love the button on the spoon! Great job! : )

Kathy - mom of many said...

I'm following your blog, please enter me again in your giveaway. Thanks, and have a blessed day.
Kathy

Heather@PixieDust said...

i love those cans and the hostess gift is so cute!

Heather@PixieDust said...

i'm a follower!

Suzanne-Poplar Street Prims said...

Please enter me in your give-a-way. I am already a follower and I'll post your give-a-way on my blog.

Thanks for the tutorial on making this adorable hostess gift. I can't wait to make it!

Treasia Stepp said...

Hi Sherry, I would love to win both of those items. I would love to hang this on my front door instead of the usual wreath that everyone does. I think it would be so interesting and unique. So do please count me in!

Treasia Stepp said...

I've had you on my blogroll since I found your tutorial on how to redo a lampshade. I am now a follower as well.

Treasia Stepp said...

I just wanted to let you know that I also blogged about your fab give-a-way here: http://steppintomyworld.blogspot.com/2010/03/just-have-to-share.html

Linda said...

Love your giveaway and please enter me! Love this cute hostess gift. You are a fab crafter!

Valencia said...

On congrats on the followers!! Good luck in the future as well. Now on to the giveaway..are you kidding me...I LOVE IT!

Valencia said...

I'm already a follower. I will have to try that teacup spring flower display. You are awesome!!

Debby said...

WOW!! The cans are awesome, how pretty. Thanks for your other ideas also. Would love to be entered in your giveaway.
Debby

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

Ya know I have saved some cans to try and make my own the first time I saw yours. I haven't made them YET! So of course I'd LOVE to win them.

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

I am a follower!

Patti said...

saw you in Somerset..congrats!

Dolly said...

Oh Sherry I loved these when I saw them on your wreath post! I would loooooooove to win them!
I think they would love wonderful on my fuschia colored front door!
Very Springy and festive!

Hugz, Dolly

come visit

Dolly said...

I am a follower tooooooooo!

Smiles, Dolly

Dolly said...

I posted your give away on my blog!
See I really wanna win these beautiful cans...and the magazine!

Congrats for being featured in the best magazine in the world! Lucky ducky!

Hugz, Dolly

P.S. do you take bribes???? perhaps I can wash your windows, do your laundry, ironing .....any suggestions?
:-) smiles

Gerry said...

I came here via Terasia's blog 'Stepp Into My World'.
Been here at your blog only a couple of minutes and already I have been inspired. I love your idea of the tea cup & flowers, I especially love the bling ! ! !
I'd love to hang you cans on my front door any day of the week.

Hugs,
Gerry

Gerry said...

Sherry,
I have willingly become one of your Followers.
I think I'm going to enjoy every post of it.
Hugs,
Gerry

Jessica Hills said...

Very pretty. Come stop by my Favorite Things Friday Party if you would like to join in!

Diann said...

I love those hanging cans! So prett!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Susan said...

I love love love these cans. Please enter me!

Marie said...

Oh those cans are so precious. I would LOVE to win. Please enter me in your drawing.

What a gorgeous site you have!

House and Garden Boutique said...

The Spring door cans are fabulous! Thanks for doing a giveaway......I'm also signing up to follow your blog!

Rockin Momma said...

Hello! I'm a new Friday Follower! Nice to meet other bloggers!

Happy Friday!

Visit me at www.rockindeals4you.com

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Please count me in on your giveaway. The springs cans are so cute. How exciting for you to find yourself featured in the magazine. Hope I can win so I can read all about you!
Patricia :o)

PS: I love the hostess gift idea. I'm going to try it!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

I'm a new follower!!
Patricia :o)

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

I've added your giveaway to my sidebar. I hope that works. It'll be there until the end of the giveaway for everyone to see.
Patricia :o)

PS: I'm so glad I found your blog. I was just exploring some of your other posts. LOVE them! I'll be back often

Lori said...

What a wonderful giveaway!

I love the hostess gift! That runed out great!

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday at Life as Lori. Please join me next week for another great party!

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I just love the cans!

Irma :)

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

I just became a follower!

Irma :)

Linda said...

Ahhh...what a beautiful GIVEAWAY...please count me in! Come by and see my HIGHLIGHTS post...I featured YOU:)

Blessings,
Linda

Linda said...

I'm a new follower:)

Blessings,
Linda

Linda said...

I have posted about your GIVEAWAY on my sidebar.

Blessings,
Linda

chubskulit said...

Hi there, visiting and following fro Follow Me Friday.

Please come and follow me back when you have a chance. Have a great weekend!

Lynda said...

These are adorable, and I'd love to be entered for a chance to win!

Lynda said...

I'm a follower, too!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Congrats on being in Somerset Life! That is totally exciting and totally cool! LOVE your can arrangements. LOVE LOVE LOVE!! I've never seen anything like them before. I am entering to win on this comment.

hugs.
becky

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Now I am entering to win again because I am now a follower. Stop by my blog, if you'd like, because I am having a giveaway, too.

hugs,
becky

stefanie said...

that is the sweetest ever, thanks for the tutorial, just gorgeous!!! oh, my goodness, how did you control yourself in the store?

stefanie said...

I am definitly a follower!

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

I just put away the St.Pat's and now I am in need of something pretty! I would love to win these! Congratulations!!!!
~Nancy

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

I do follow!!!I love Somerset!!
~Nancy

vwestermeyer said...

what a beautiful blog. I can't wait to make this adorable item for a girls nite!!

Patricia said...

HAPPY SPRING!!!
I am so loving your blog it is beautiful!!
The can arrangement is GORGEOUS!!

Patricia said...

I am brand new follower and congratulations!!!

Candy said...

Springtime in a can...sign me up!
So happy and love the hostess gift. Thanks for the inspiration.
Cheers!

Candy said...

Just became a follower although I keep you on my sidebar blog list of special blogs I keep tabs on.
Thanks again for all your lovely posts and inspiring creations.

Lori said...

I know I'm not a huge magazine, but if you would like to come and grab my I was featured button please do! I featured this at Life As Lori.

Lynn said...

Hi Sherry!
I am now one of your followers! I love your blog!

Please enter my name in your giveaway! Thanks!

Blessings,
~Lynn
lynn2917@cox.net

Lynn said...

Hi Again Sherry!
I really enjoy reading your blog!

Please enter my name in your giveaway! Thanks!

Blessings,
~Lynn
lynn2917@cox.net

Lynn said...

Hi Sherry Again!
I now have your neat giveaway posted on my blog!

Please, one more time once again, enter my name in your neat drawing! Thanks so much!

Blessings,
~Lynn
lynn2917@cox.net

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

The hostess gift and the cans are so pretty!! I am already a follower and your blog is on my blog roll!!
Debbie

Cathy said...

Hi Sherry,

Dolly says to tell you she sent me to your blog from her blog for this wonderful "Give-Away". Of course, my favorite color is pink, isn't everyone's.

I would love to win these beautiful cans. How gorgeous.

Happy weekend,

Cathy

Cathy said...

Oh I'm a follower too.

Cath

Mandy from Burkett Blessings said...

I just found your blog and am so glad I did!! I have fallen in love with your wonderful creations!!!
~mandy

Mandy from Burkett Blessings said...

I am a brand new follower!!!

Come visit me at Burkett Blessings sometime! :-)
~mandy

Rachelle said...

Very cute things! I love the flowers on the door!

Thanks for sharing! :) Crossing my fingers!

Rachelle

Sherry said...

What a lovely hostess gift! You can sign me up. Emails on my profile.
Win Rachael Ray bake ware at my blog.
Thanks!
Oh, Congrats on being featured!
Sherry

Sherry from Alabama said...

Such pretties and your photography is beautiful! Please enter me in your give away. You can contact me through my blog if I'm lucky enough to win.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Cute!!! I want to win!!! And I love the little tea cup flower arrangement that you did too. Would make a great gift.

Valrie said...

There is a lot to be said for random acts of kindness, I randomly chose your blog from the Pink Saturday post list and I just gave myself the best random act of kindness, meeting you. I love the blog, and your tutorials I dabble in arts butit's nice to see a mastercraftswoman! Plese come over and visit and enter my giveaway for Spring! I have just joined you as a follower and will post your link on my blog.

Have a blessed Sunday!
Valrie http://poemsmyway-valrie.blogspot.com

Mandy from Burkett Blessings said...

I just posted about this on my blog here:
http://burkettblessings.blogspot.com/2010/03/fun-stuff.html

mandy-burkett at sbcglobal dot net

DeeDee said...

Cannot believe I almost missed this..I hurt my neck so havne' been bloggin like I like to ..so very lovely indeed...you are very kind to share your talents with us.

http://deedeescraftspot.blogspot.com

DeeDee said...

I am a follower faithfully when I can...love it here...

DeeDee said...

And I have also linked you up on my side bar too....lovely stuff

arkie said...

Lovely! I have enjoyed looking at your blog and signed up to follow!

Loui said...

Sherry..
Delightful!
am a follower..
and I would love the copy of Somerset!!
and the flowers..
would give to my MIL in assisted living to brighten her spirits..
hugs..
Loui♥

Atelier de Charo said...

It's a very beautiful giveaway, love those pretty cans. You are so creative.

Atelier de Charo said...

I am your follower.

Hugs
Charo

Kathy :) said...

Hello oh how cute love them...

Pls enter my name...

Kathy :)
jokaj@comcast.net

Kathy :) said...

I follow

Kathy :)
jokaj@comcast.net

Loui said...

Sherry..
Love your inspirational crafts..
always so cheery..
really enjoy your blog!
100,000 hits!
what a milestone!!
awesome!!
hugs!!
Loui♥

Dianne said...

Hi Sherry

Those flower cans are so cute and springy!
I would love to win any of your creations!!!
Please enter me in your giveaway, and congratulations on your 100,000 hits. Maybe I will get the nerve up to be register as a follower.
I check your blog daily!
Thanks.

Nancy H. said...

I am new to your blog and I must tell you that I spent hours one hours just reading it and looking at all of your beautiful pictures. Everything you do is gorgeous! I would love to win the Spring Cans. Please sign me up!

cindy said...

This is my first visit, but I am truly impressed with what you can do with crafts.

I wish I had that ability.

Became a follower!

treasuresinmyheart.blogspot.com

Take care-

Lacey said...

Love your stuff!!! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Lacey said...

I'm also a follower!

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

Hi Sherry,
I love these cans, and was going to make something similar when I saw them on your door with the wreath. I'll wait to see if I win the Original.
Sylvia

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

I am also a follower,
Sylvia

Rachel Lynn said...

I love the cans! I may have to make some myself if I don't win. My door can use a little sprucing-up.

And, congratulations on your feature in Somerset Life!

Rachel Lynn said...

I'm a follower now!

Robin said...

hwo cute!!! and please enter me also in your giveaway...

thanks,
robin
www.robinpich.blogspot.com

9405018--Pat said...

I love these cans....so cute,,,thanks for sharing...Pat H
pattygary@kc.rr.com

9405018--Pat said...

Oh yes, I'm a follower thanks...Pat H
pattygary@kc.rr.com

Bobbie said...

Thanks for letting me know about the giveaway! Hope to see you again soon
Bobbie
boblyns at yahoo dot com

Jan (J.T.) Thomason said...

LOVE your blog.
I'm now a follower.

Jan (J.T.) Thomason said...

Please enter me in this precious giveaway:)

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