October 25, 2012

Calling for Pumpkin Ideas - and jewelry parts giveaway

I received a craft pumpkin (those cute foam ones you can use year after year) from Michaels - it's the first time I've ever had a craft pumpkin.  And I just can't decide what to do with it!

I was sent this:

And quickly whipped up this:
But I'm undecided on what to do with the pumpkin.  You can get lots of Craft Pumpkin Ideas on the Michael's Website... here's a few... I'm leaning towards the rhinestone swirls....
What have you done with Craft Pumpkins?  I'd love to hear some ideas.

Also, speaking of Michael's, they're celebrating Jewelry Making Month -

October is Jewelry Month at Michaels. This year they’ve teamed up with a special panel of designers, trendsetters, and bloggers to feature the store’s favorite of-the-moment jewelry picks. Whether you're just starting out or you're a pro ready to show off your skills, Michaels has exclusive projects, deals, classes and demos that'll help you remix the season's hottest looks to suit your own personal style.

Bead Corner Academy – 60 percent off discount
Get started making your own jewelry creations! Register for any Bead Corner Design Academy class for only $10! Hurry in by October 27th to register for this limited 60 percent discount. See store associate for class dates & times.

Below is information about free in-store events and demos at all Michaels locations nationwide:

October 28
  • Fabric Covered Wood Bead
    Bracelet Make-It Take-It w/purchase of bandana: 3pm - 5pm

And to kick-start or wrap up your jewelry making, look at this load of goodies I'm giving away to one lucky reader:

For more goodies like what's shown, check out Michael's Craft Stores.  (And FYI, I recently started using their app on my phone - love it because the coupons are always with me!)

To enter to win the jewelry supplies shown, just leave a comment on this post - that's it!  Giveaway ends Saturday, Oct 27th around noon.

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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

61 Fabulous Comments:

Pretty please pick me! I'd love to make some jewelry with this prize!

My daughter (8) and I love making jewelry together!

I have a craft pumpkin that I put stripes of washi tape on--and I love it! Plus, I aaaalways want new jewelry supplies, so I'd love to win :-)

Those will make some great Christmas gifts!

The pumpkin is cute, I like the black with swirls. Good luck on deciding what to do with it. I would love to win the jewelry stuff. I have recently starting making some of my own.



Jamielyn from I {heart} Nap Time did this with a craft pumpkin ~ http://www.iheartnaptime.net/washi-tape-pumpkin/. So cute!

It would be very cool to win all the cool stuff!!

I have so many of those pumpkins I have to store them in a black garbage back in the attics. ;) I love adding bling to them, and I'm itching to make a monogram one. They also make for a cute faux pumpkin vase!

Beading is seriously the only thing I dont so.... So what the heck... Lets try it. Im going to glitter my pumpkin if I ever get around to it!

the rhinestone swirls are so elegant looking

I would love to win. I used to make jewelry but after a few missteps, I lost confidence in my ability but have been dying to get back to it.

Pick me! Pick me! I would love to win some jewelry making stuff.

Oh! My jewelry collection could really use some revitalization!

I love the swirly pumpkin too! I would try and do something that's easy to store, so maybe nothing sticking out to far...
Also, I would LOVE to win all that! I just started making jewelry, and that would be SO helpful!
Have a great week!

My daughter loves making jewelry.

ninajanke at gmail dot com

I would love to win!

bballkf11 at gmail dot com

I think the rhinestone swirls are so cute! Thanks for a great giveaway. I love to make jewelry! :)

I like Michele's idea posted earlier... you shouod make the pumpkin monogrammed to match your new dining room accent color and use it as a centerpiece for fall. :)

I like your idea of a monogram! :)

What a fun giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win :) Can't wait to see what you do with the pumpkin.

How fun! I'd love to win! I'm already thinking about the Christmas presents I could give!

shanib21 at gmail dot com

I'd LOVE to win!!!


I love making jewelry, great giveaway!!

I would love to win! Thanks so much for the chance! PS. I vote for the rhinestone swirls on the pumpkin!

Super fun giveaway. I'd love to win!!

thanks for the fun giveaway! i just found your site and love it already.

thanks for the fun giveaway! i just found your site and love it already.

I would love to create some fun jewelry!

Thanks for the great giveaway!

I could have a lot of fun with all that fun stuff!

I like the monogrammed pumpkin idea too. Thanks for the giveaway!

I love the rhinestone swirl pumpkin. And great giveaway!

Thanks for the chance to win! jewelry making is my favorite craft :)

I would love to win! Thanks so much for the chance.

Oohh, fun stuff. I'd love to win!

I already have about a hundred ideas of what I could do with all those bits & bobs!

thanks for the giveaway :)

Woohoo! A giveaway! Thanks!

I LOVE your site Mandy!!You always have such a GREAT mix of crafts, food, sewing, showing off your cutie patootie figure!!!! What a Creative Cookie, you are!! AND, such an Adoreable Family to boot!! Very Blessed!!!! Thanks for the jewelry giveaway!!! kweenbee_612@yahoo.com

Oh, how neat! I've always wanted to try jewelry making.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Micheals is an awesome DIY store- yes.4eva.r@gmail.com

I love your blog! You are so creative!

Just came across your site via a pinterest link - look forward to checking it out on a regular basis now!

Seriously?! Pick me! Pick me! lol
Take the pumpkin to michaels and have them cut out your family name (they have some kind if fancy cutting tool at our michaels) :D

I would love to wim...I love making my own jewelry!

Let the creativity begin! Thanks for the giveaway.

Did someone say jewelry?! Can't wait, hope I win!!

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