Under the Sea Kids Room Giveaway 11 Items Total Value $514.68

by Michael Goins on February 10, 2014
Do your children dream of under the sea adventures swimming with dolphins or scuba diving through coral reefs? Or maybe your future mermaid has not been born yet and you’re looking to create an ocean themed nursery? Join My Wonderful Walls for the Under the Sea Kids Room Giveaway featuring 11 handcrafted items from Etsy artists across the country all for one winner (and of course we’re including one of our Under the Sea Wall Sticker Kits with personalization). We have collected some pieces that will bring yellow submarine dreams to your child’s bedroom, nursery or playroom. The bright colors and sea life patterns can be put together in one room or spread them throughout your home. This prize package will be randomly awarded to one lucky winner on February 19th, 2014.
Once you’ve read all about the amazing gifts you might win, jump down to the bottom of the blog post to enter to win via our easy Rafflecopter widget. One person will take home over $514 in Under the Sea Room Decor. The giveaway is open to U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and all European Union countries! Please see the Rafflecopter widget for all terms and conditions. Good luck!


Learn about the artists and prizes.

Under the Sea Wall Sticker Kit
by Michael Goins at My Wonderful Walls
Value $154.98

When his kids started dreaming beyond their four walls, Michael Goins from My Wonderful Walls grabbed his paints. After hand-painting a mural in their oldest son’s room, he had a “light bulb” moment. How great would it be to make giant stencil kits that would easily allow all parents to paint their own wall mural?! Well, turns out his wife Stephanie loved the idea too, and My Wonderful Walls was born! Before long, Michael added fabric wall stickers for those not wanting or able to paint. The couple runs the business together in Tennessee where they’ve recently been able to move the stencil and sticker making out of their basement and to a dedicated space. Recently their family was featured in Edge magazine and they continue to donate their time and skills to local schools in the Chattanooga area. They have added hundreds of new kids’ wall decor products to their online store and also offer elegant, unique designs for grown-ups. And all of their products are created with the person who can’t draw a stick figure in mind.

For example this Under the Sea Wall Sticker Kit is a wonderful collection for a kid’s bedroom, playroom or bathroom. This peel & stick fabric wall decal collection features 62 large under the sea themed stickers including a giant octopus, dolphins, mermaids and more. Just like all the My Wonderful Walls stickers, these wall stickers are removable, repositionable, tear-resistant and mess-free. Winner will receive personalized version of the ocean themed stickers. Visit MyWonderfulWalls.com for more wall decals as well as wall stencil kits and canvas wall art.

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Custom Made Driftwood and Shell Mirror
by Amy Hart and Bronwen Jackson at Flattery Designs
Value $75

Amy Hart and Bronwen Jackson from Waialua, HI started finding amazing shells at a secret spot in January 2012. Pretty soon, they were taking over the house and the pair decided they had better start using them! Amy took classes at the local bead shop and from other local artists and Flattery Designs was born in March 2012 as a way to bring the aloha of the island to others. Now these artists make affordable hand crafted, one of a kind items using hand collected Hawaiian shells, sea glass, and driftwood like this lovely driftwood and shell mirror. Amy’s ten year old daughter Eve has become a great help with the business.  She goes on extreme shell hunts with Amy and Bronwen all over the North Shore for hours on end and helps clean and organize the shells. Recently, she started drilling and designing her own things!

The winner of this giveaway will receive a custom made round 6” mirror decorated with beautiful shells and driftwood collected from the north shore of Oahu (exact one pictured here). When you visit the link to this listing you will see a different mirror pictured as all designs are custom made with the colors and types of shells you prefer. In addition to mirrors, Amy and Bronwen offer handmade jewelry, hair accessories, IPhone cases and more! Convo them about a custom piece.

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Jellyfish Ocean Photography Print
by Shannon Lee at Shannon Lee Photography
Value $36

Shannon Lee is a college student financing her education through photography. Shannon recently opened her shop in the hopes of sharing and supporting her passion. She hails from San Luis Obispo, CA where she enjoys knitting, Thai food and sloths in addition to photography. All the pieces in her Etsy shop are original - composed, shot, edited, printed and signed on the back by Shannon. She loves traveling to wonderful places and creating artwork of what she finds there.
This 8 X 12 original photograph is entitled Upward Facing Jelly and will come to you  printed with a crisp white border around the edge which gives a clean, finished look. The print is unmatted, unframed and signed by Shannon. You can purchase this print in other sizes as well. Visit Shannon Lee Photography on Etsy for more fine art photography from nature to animals to urban landscapes.

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Sea Stars Baby Mobile
by Janice Marie at Factory of Ideas
Value $45.20

Janice Marie, a Caribbean girl living in Seguin, TX says her mother used to say she was like a mouse because she would scurry around the house looking for things to use in her next creation. She has had a passion for creating since a very young age and now uses that creativity in her Etsy shop, Factory of Ideas. Janice is also an interior designer, event decorator and crafter. Her favorite thing to do is come up with custom pieces for her customers and she considers herself like a “factory of ideas”.

This one of a kind Sea Star and Pearl mobile was handcrafted using 2-3” real sea stars, light blue pears and a wooden ring covered in dark blue felt. This mobile is perfect for a baby or child’s room or could be used for a beach house, wedding decoration or more. Each mobile is made by order and you can convo Janice to discuss a custom design. Visit Factory of Ideas for more mobiles, wall art or letters.

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Under the Sea XL Tote Bag
by Nancy DeVries at Maggie Ann’s
Value $46

Sisters Nancy DeVries and Linda Nolte were inspired at an early age to sew by their mother who used to sew clothes for their Barbie dolls. They love creating and sewing products with style and usefulness and opened Maggie Ann’s as a tribute to their mom.  Nancy still uses her mom’s 1953 Singer sewing machine and says it works like a dream.  The sisters are separated by a little bit of distance with Nancy in Minnesota and Linda in Iowa but the pair pride themselves on creating quality items and providing great customer service.  They love talking to both customers and other Etsy sellers so don’t be shy about sending them a convo!

This extra-large tote bag features a lively “Under the Sea” fabric in tones of blue, aqua, yellow and orange.  It has a sewn in soft-sided outdoor fabric to repel dirt and sand, lined in polyurethane so it’s waterproof.  Then there is a large divided pocket inside to keep phone and other items safe and dry. Use it as a market bag, diaper bag or beach bag. You can also check out Maggie Ann’s for handcrafted messenger bags, laptop cases, purses and more.

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Sea Life Bib and Burp Cloth Set
by Amanda Thompson at Maddy Wear
Value $22.50

Amanda Thompson from Bothell, WA is a mom to two amazing children Madison and Logan who expresses her creativity by sewing stylish, functional products. Amanda says she created Maddy Wear because her daughter would pull off every bib she managed to find, and she would have to resort to sitting her on a vinyl tablecloth in the middle of the floor. After 6 months of that, Amanda started to work on a bib design that Maddy couldn't remove, provided great coverage, and was a stylish addition to her wardrobe. After a few years of selling her bibs locally through friends and family she decided to open up an Etsy shop. Her goal is rescue one outfit at a time!

Amanda’s bibs are great for the environment and your pocket book too as they can be used up to four times (or more) prior to being washed. The front and back can be utilized as well as reversing the bib and using those sides as well. Most users will let the bib air dry between uses and flip it around.

This Sea life themed bib comes to you in size 18 months and features stylish cotton and flannel lining with the flannel burp cloth to match.  The tank-style bib is an easy on, easy off product that kids don't realize they are wearing, so the tug of war with the standard design is non-existent. All products are hand made in a pet-free and smoke-free environment. You can visit Maddy Wear for additional bibs and burp cloths, hand sewn aprons, baby blankets and more!

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Under the Sea Stuffed Animals (Set of 3)
by Jennifer Buczynski at Faithfully Hooked
Value $33

As a stay-at-home mommy of two-under-two in Mechanicsburg, PA, Jennifer N. Buczynski doesn’t have much time for creativity during the day. But when the kids are asleep, her hook and yarn come out for special mommy play time!  Jennifer started her shop when she realized she didn't want her own house overrun with her creations, and realized, as many families do, they needed supplemental income. Jennifer and her husband brainstormed for names, and Faithfully Hooked was born. The name represents her Christian faith and also represents that she is continually crocheting! Although she started her Etsy shop in January 2013, Jennifer says she is just now starting to "stock" up and really focus on it, so she hopes to have lots of new items soon!

This one of a kind set of Three Ocean Animals was made to order for our giveaway. The winner will receive a crab, whale and octopus but if you buy this set you can choose from the five animals pictured as well as colors. Your crocheted animals are made to order and may look slightly different than the picture. Visit Faithfully Hooked for many other handcrafted animals and adorable baby hats. Jennifer would love to create something for you and your little ones!

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Animals in the Ocean Traveling Activity Wallet
by Natalie Morales at EcoHip Custom Designs
Value $20

Natalie Morales in Jacksonville, FL describes herself as one eco-friendly, hippy/crunchy, hip/stylish mother providing custom designs for mother and child. She is a former corporate climbing IT professional turned mom who says the birth of her daughter led her to reevaluate her life and take it in a new direction.

Her shop, EcoHip creates crayon rolls, reusable snack bags, makeup brush rolls, privacy pouches, mama cloth, tea wallets, business card wallets, and coffee sleeves. In her efforts to be an eco-friendly business, all of her products are made from natural or re-purposed materials and Natalie strives to incorporate organics whenever possible. She reuses and recycles her packing and shipping materials and strives to be a green business in a brown world.

This Animals in the Ocean Traveling Activity Wallet is perfect for keeping your little one entertained while you are out and about, in a restaurant or waiting at the doctor’s office. Each wallet is made out of cotton fabric and easily close up with a Velcro closure - no tying required! When unfolded they measure 10” wide X 18” long. .Natalie will get you started with chalk, crayons, and a pad of recycled paper. Check the pocket! There are some stickers in there too. Visit EcoHip on Etsy for activity wallets in other prints as well as many other handcrafted products!

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Blue Octopus Light Switch Plate Cover
by Cassie Strickland at Sasswatch
Value $11

Sasswatch makes, in the words of creator Cassie Strickland, "sassy stuff customized with your favorite fabric swatch." Cassie started more than 20 years ago with fabric-wrapped flowerpots, selling them in Indiana, New York City and San Diego, California, before opening her shop to a wider audience on Etsy. For her wedding, she wanted to create unique favors for her guests, which led to the fabric-wrapped candleholder. Recently, she expanded to offer switch plates and outlet covers in a variety of designs.

This single-toggle Blue Octopus switch plate is covered in 100% cotton fabric, and is sealed with a protective coating for easy cleaning and durability. It measures 2.75" x 4.5" and includes two screws. You'll find more "Under the Sea"-themed switch plates and other fabric-wrapped items on Cassie’s Etsy shop. She welcomes you to convo her about custom items. If she doesn’t have what you’re looking for, she'll try to locate the perfect fabric to meet your needs.

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Bright Green Coral Print Pillow Cover
by Karen Larkin at ElemenOPillow
Value $17

Besides a really cool shop name, Karen Larkin can boast that her Etsy shop has filled orders for several thousand pillow slipcovers, shipping to all 50 states and over 90 countries!  The response has been amazing and Karen says she absolutely LOVES what she is doing! As an added bonus, her pillow covers were featured on the Nate Berkus Show, have been on HGTV's DIY Network and also in Good Housekeeping magazine. They have even been enjoyed by the president during his family's Christmas vacation in Hawaii! That’s pretty wonderful for a shop that’s been around just over two years!

Karen began sewing when she was 7 or 8 years old. A miniature pink plastic sewing machine was one of her most cherished childhood possessions. Now she’s able to use the grown up version of that pink sewing machine to create decorative pillow covers from her Westerville, OH studio. She’s even brought her mom and best friend in on the act!
This bright lime green and off-white coral printed pillow cover will snugly fit a 16 X 16 pillow form (not included) and would look great in an under the sea inspired room. The fabric is medium-weight and perfect for outdoor settings or indoors in sunny rooms because the fabric is fade resistant. Each of Karen’s pillow covers is created in a smoke free and pet free environment. You can also purchase this same print in different sizes or visit ElemenOPillows for a variety of designs. Convo Karen if you require a custom size.

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Little Bird Sport Octopus Blanket
by Grace Berios at Little Bird by Grace
Value $54

Grace Berios, aka Joyfully Optimistic Bird started Little Bird in San Antonio, TX with a desire to teach her four fledglings through action and example how one company, one person, one gesture can make a difference. She hopes this venture inspires future mompreneurs out there to take their passion and run with it!

This Little Bird Octopus Sport features their hand painted, Loveable Octopus in Orange, appliqued on an approximately 48"length x 44" width rectangle of blue, bordered in vibrant green anti-pill fleece. The trademarked octopus design has had three full coats, been heat set and washed 3 times making your blanket 100% soft, loveable, useable and washable! Each apparel item from Little Bird is made with organic, sustainable fabrics and painted trademarked animals.  The printing method used is Direct To Garment Print, which uses water based inks and dyes, and will only get softer with time as opposed to Screen Print which peel, crack and use harmful chemicals and screens in production process.

From the original Ava Bird design to their now four signature-trademarked designs which include Leo the Lion (created for Leonidas Berios), Maximus the Octopus(created for Maximus Berios) and Kalliope their Gecko (created for Spunky Kalliope Jude Berios)  you can purchase Little Bird products from lovies to blankets to totes. The Little Bird company is a purpose based business. For each Little Bird Lovie or blanket purchased, a Little Bird blanket is donated to a bird in need. Their current Give is to the Respite Care Center of Texas. Read more about Buy Love, Give Love on the Little Bird Blog and if you’re in their area look for Little Bird this year in local Whole Foods

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Now that you’ve had a chance to check out all eleven gifts, it’s time to enter to win!

HOW TO ENTER: Contest is open to those 18 and older in the US and Canada. Also, those 18 and older in Australia, New Zealand and all European Union countries are eligible to win but any customs fees/taxes/duties will be your responsibility.

Please enter using the Rafflecopter form below. First entry method is mandatory and then you can do as many or as few of the other ones as you wish. Giveaway ends at midnight CST on 2/18/2014. Winner will be selected by random on 2/19 and will be notified by email. Winner has 24 hours to claim their prize or a new winner will be chosen. Please make sure the email you log into Rafflecopter with is an email you check.

Special Note: If you can’t wait to purchase the Under the Sea Wall Decal Set until the giveaway is over, go for it. If you are the lucky winner, we’ll refund you the price you paid for your wall stickers.

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