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If you are a free spirit who could use a little more color in your life or you’re seeking a wild adventure this summer, join My Wonderful Walls and some of our favorite Etsy sellers for the Wild and Free Giveaway! This time we’re giving away something aimed at the people who are our best customers…the moms! But just because you’re not a mom or not a mom yet, doesn’t mean you can’t enter and win. If you love the prizes, we encourage you to enter no matter who you are!
This Wild and Free Giveaway package features 12 handcrafted items from artists across North America and the United Kingdom (including one of our Large Wild Horse Wall Stickers). We have collected décor and accessories that will bring your dreams of wide open spaces and endless possibilities to life. The colorful items in this collection are sure to delight your senses of touch, sight and smell or make a gift of them to the special woman in your life! This prize package will be randomly awarded to one lucky winner on June 25th, 2014.
Once you’ve read all about the amazing handcrafted 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 $450 in Wild and Free Giveaway Items. 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!
Wild Horse Wall Sticker
by Michael Goins at My Wonderful Walls
Michael and Stephanie Goins from My Wonderful Walls in TN offer families a unique solution to their room decorating needs with wall stencils and stickers. When Michael, a graphic designer painted a mural on their son’s bedroom wall he finally had an idea that Stephanie liked. They would create stencils to help parents who didn’t feel comfortable painting murals bring a little “wonderful” to their kids’ walls. The idea took off and the Goins soon started offering wall stickers and canvas art pieces as well. They now offer more designs for grown up spaces in addition to the kids’ room mural kits they sell. When they aren’t designing wall décor or talking to customers on the phone, the Goins are busy raising two sons and enjoying scenic Chattanooga.
This 40” X 40” large floral horse wall decal will look great in any room in the house! Part of the My Wonderful Walls “Funky Floral” collection, this fabric horse sticker has become very popular for bedrooms, living rooms, office spaces and dens. The giant wall sticker has a rainbow of colors in a flower pattern and looks like is hand-painted on the walls. The special fabric used in these wall decals means it won’t mess up your walls when you move or remove it and it will be easy to reposition without tearing the sticker. The giveaway winner will receive the large version of this equestrian wall decal sticker and can choose between right and left-facing. If you simply can’t wait to order one and you happen to be our lucky winner, we’ll refund the price of the wall sticker to you! Don’t forget to check out the rest of the wall decals and stencil kits at MyWonderfulWalls.com.
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by Shannon Ruby at Shannybeebo
Shannon is a San Antonio based artist who focuses on recycled pieces for home decor and a few pieces of jewelry. Her specialty is paper art incorporating time pieces, and home accents. She tells us she believes in the tried and true adage that one man's trash is another man's treasure. Shannon is continuously looking for new and innovative ways to recycle and reinvent her work and works closely with her clients to personalize their pieces. With the encouragement and support of her family, especially her sister, Shannon has been able to quit her 9-5 J.O.B. and focus on creating clocks and other items full time. She has been having a blast creating for her Etsy customers and now has clocks hanging all over the globe including as props for Broadway plays!
This Sunburst Clock has been created by Shannon using hand rolled recycled magazine pages and features an elegant black face that is stylish to say the least. This quality piece of functional art will make a colorful addition to any room in your home and is sure to become an amazing conversation piece. It reaches 14” in diameter and runs on 1 AA battery which is included. Each clock is made to order so your colors may vary slightly from the picture. Convo Shannon if interested in having her create a special clock for you or a loved one!
Check Shannybeebo out here too: Facebook – Twitter – Pinterest – Picsity
by Erin Porter at The Indoor Garden Shop
Erin from The Indoor Garden Shop began her Etsy career years ago selling knitted items but while she loved knitting decided she didn’t enjoy the sales of knitted items as much. In 2011, Erin began selling jewelry making supplies in a new shop (oh what fun on Etsy) but it wasn’t until 2012 when she had the sudden idea to sell handmade thumbtacks and magnets that the Indoor Garden Shop was born. With her background in interior design and planning, Erin uses her passion for mixing texture and color to create interesting palettes to bring a pop of color to your home. Her floral pieces allow the “horticulturally challenged” a chance to create an indoor garden. Now Erin runs two successful Etsy shops from her Atlanta, GA home.
This set of 16 pretty thumbtacks features resin flowers in coordinating colors of yellow, coral, turquoise, dark pink and hot pink. Each measures about 1/2”- 1” across. They can be used for a bulletin board, cork board, for a seating board at a wedding, etc. and are great for housewarming gifts, hostess gifts or to keep all to yourself! The winner will receive the set pictured here. Shop at The Indoor Garden Shop for other handcrafted pushpin sets, wine tags, magnets and more!
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Wild and Free Embroidery Hoop
by Kristen Van Drie at Kayma Boutique
Kristen is a stay at home mom of two lovely kids, Kaylee and Mark living and working in Lansing, MI. Her children inspire her daily in all aspects of life, which is why she says it was a no brainer to name her business after the two, "brangelina" style, thus Kayma Boutique was born! Kristen has a passion to create that spills into all aspects of life. As a child, she was that sister who constantly made her younger sister make friendship bracelets, color and participate in all sorts of crafting with her. Kristen got her start selling on Etsy when her crocheting hobby started to get out of control (literally). Being able to share her work was wonderful and having people interested in buying her work put her on cloud nine so her entrepreneurial brain decided to go for it! Visit her Etsy shop for more handcrafted items including embroidery hoops, hand crocheted rugs, scarves and more! There is so much love and passion in every unique handmade item which guarantees top notch customer satisfaction.
This Wild and Free Embroidery Hoop features a hand embroidered floral arrangement with the quote “Wild and Free” on a linen background. The piece measures about 8” and is hand drawn and embroidered for a unique look. No two hoops will be exactly alike. This design would look great in a bedroom, living room, office space or anywhere the free at heart roam.
Check Kayma Boutique out here too: Facebook – Twitter - Instagram
by Ginny Saltzer at Ginny’s Boutique
Ginny tells us she grew up sewing, drawing, remaking her aunt's old prom gowns into some wonderful new creation to play "dress-up" with her sisters. Her creativity was born out of necessity, being the oldest of 7 children in a household on a VERY tight budget. She turned this creativity to jewelry making about 7 years ago and fell in love with making whimsical, theme jewelry. Three years ago she closed her salon that she had run for 25 years and started creating more of the things she loves. For Ginny, there is nothing like the thrill of getting an inspiration for a piece of jewelry and opening box after box of beads and supplies to find just the right combination that ends up making a spectacular piece. She now is able to bring you that thrill via her Etsy shop, Ginny’s Boutique.
This vintage style horse locket necklace is made with an antique bronze pocket watch case and an image of a woman with her horse. This equestrian jewelry is perfect for any horse lover. The front of the locket has an open face design framed by a ring of floral design. Just depress the top stem to fully expose the vintage look image. The locket measures 2” and is hung on a 32” chain and placed in a gift box so you can give it to someone you love or treasure it for yourself! Visit Ginny’s Boutique for more equestrian inspired jewelry and other pieces like her music jewelry made from recycled sheets of music!
Check Ginny’s Boutique out here too: Facebook
Citrus Ginger Scrub Soap
by Angela Corcoran at Crazy Good Soap Company
At Crazy Good Soap Company you will find beautiful, all natural soap and luxurious, skin care products. Angela’s products are made with nourishing, high quality, all natural ingredients to pamper your skin from head to toe. The soap is handmade with care in small batches and hand cut in Pennsylvania. It is vegetable based, vegan friendly and never contains synthetic colorants or scents. Angela uses only 100% percent pure, therapeutic essential oils to scent her products. Essential oils are aromatic oils that come from plants and have been used for centuries to help promote balance and health of the body and mind. All of the products from Crazy Good Soap Company are natural and are packaged in earth friendly packaging. No products are tested on animals.
Winner of the Wild and Free Giveaway will receive 2 bars of the Citrus Ginger Scrub Soap. Each bar weighs approximately 4 oz. This lovely soap is scented with juicy lemon and grapefruit essential oil with a hint of warm ginger essential oil. It also has apricot seeds for mild exfoliation. This Citrus Ginger soap is sure to help free your mind of any troubles at the end of your day in a nice warm bath! If you are pregnant, nursing or under the age of 5 you should consult with your health care professional before using essential oils. Visit the Crazy Good Soap Company shop for more handcrafted, natural soaps, bath teas and body butters!
Check out Crazy Good Soap Company here too: Facebook- Pinterest – Wanelo
by Sam at The Sapphire Key
The Sapphire Key is owned by two best friends, Sammy and Cathy. The "business" started out of Sammy's house when she started making aprons that Cathy felt were showroom quality. Cathy convinced Sammy that they were better than mass-produced aprons in stores and that she needed to sell them to the world... therefore The Sapphire Key was born. The pair went from just aprons, to including eye pillows, dream pillows, jewelry satchels, owls, wine bags, and diaper pouches. Sam does most of the creating and sewing from her Savannah home. Cathy sews the owls with the assistance of her daughter, Hannah, and handles most of the business aspect of the shop. Please message them to let them know if you would like something created especially for you.
This adult sized apron is fashioned in a mustard colored linen and trimmed with retro pears and apple print and turquoise rick rack. The apron is adjustable by ties at the waist and the strap around the neck has a button closure that allows for three different lengths. There is also a strap on the right side next to the pocket to hold your towel so you do not have to tuck it into your waist-band! Your apron will be slightly different than the one pictured as the red apple trim at the bottom in the picture is also around the pocket (as opposed to the top of the bib area), and the apple print on the bib area is not red, but the same as the trim at the waist. You can look great while in the kitchen or just look like you use your kitchen! Visit The Sapphire Key for more wonderful handmade aprons and be sure to check out the shop’s About Page for more on this shop.
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Set of 8 Duct Tape Flower Pen Toppers
by Tori Vaughn at Tori’s Tapetals
Tori began making duct tape flowers as a teacher in Eugene, Oregon and sharing them with her students. The demand became overwhelming and prompted Tori to find a venue to sell her flower creations. Since then she has expanded into a few boutiques and retail stores, but Etsy allows her to share her duct tape creations around the country with those who love flowers and duct tape as much as she does! The name Tapetals is a melding of the words "Tape" and "Petals" which describe these durably elegant flowers constructed with duct tape. Tapetals also describes the nutritive part of a flower. Tori hopes the joy you get from receiving a Tori's Tapetals nourishes your soul as much as making them for you enriches hers!
Tori’s duct tape flowers come in a variety of colors, patterns and functions. Their main product is the unique and reusable pen toppers. Their creative design enables the user to use them again and again even after your pen runs out of ink; simply slide off the stem and flower (one piece) and onto a brand new pen. The winner of the Wild and Free Giveaway will receive 8 Duct Tape Pen Toppers complete with pen in a variety of patterns and colors to coordinate with the prize package (not exactly as shown in listing). Please visit Tori’s Tapetals on Etsy for headbands, hair clips, rings, magnets and much more!
Check out Tori’s Tapetals here too: Facebook
by Susan and Ron Rodgers at Golden Dream Finds
Susan started out just making hats for fun because she herself loved to wear them. One day her daughter saw how many she had made and said, “Mom what are you going to do with all those hats?” Susan replied, “Give them away.” Her daughter suggested she sell them on Etsy! Susan had no idea 19 months later she would be creating hats to keep her busy, while her husband Ron runs the business end from their home in Fresno, CA. Ron said he loves watching his wife being creative and it's such a good outlet, that he started two more shops on Etsy, "The Apicella Edge" and “Lucky Steampunk” to sell all the different items she kept making. He has now learned to make many items in those shops and enjoys it as much as his wife now. They enjoy all the time they get to spend with each other too!
This red cowgirl hat is a summer straw hat in size small/medium. In a sexy red color with red, turquoise and rhinestone embellishments, this hat is sure to be a favorite! Wear it rolled or unrolled and be wild and free this summer or use it to add to the décor of your favorite room! Visit the Rodgers at Golden Dream Finds on Etsy for more embellished hats and other goodies!
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Mosaic Coasters (Set of 4)
by Smash Glassworks
A popular approach to home decor is to find that one special piece - the piece that establishes style, color, mood and tone. Using glass as a primary medium, Smash Glassworks aims to create those one-of-a-kind pieces that grab the eye and serve as a foundation for interior design.
This unique set of four mosaic coasters was crafted in Toronto, Canada and comes to you in a beautiful aqua, blue and citrine color scheme. Smash Glassworks achieves this gorgeous look with small fragments of tempered glass that are grouted by hand-gilding with gold power. Each coaster is 4 inches in circumference and has a hand-painted cork backing in espresso color. Visit the Smash Glassworks Etsy store for more handcrafted mosaic tableware, frames, mirrors, sun catchers and lighting or contact them to inquire about a custom piece!
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Horseshoe Boot Charm
by Melody Bain at HowlingWolvesJewelry
Melody’s love for crafting started at a young age. She says her father could draw anything, paint anything, craft anything...and taught her how to draw cartoons, oil painting and wood work when she was in her teens. Her crafting took her to cross stitch needlepoint and then to jewelry designing about 12 years ago. She started making the boot anklet bling for her niece's wedding last year, which was a cowgirl themed wedding. It was so much fun and the demand for them started! Melody and her husband live in a very rural area about 45 minutes from Mammoth Lakes, CA, in the Eastern Sierras which they love. They have 2 horses, 5 dogs, 2 cats, 2 birds...just like a little zoo! The beautiful outdoors and her animals serve as an inspiration for many of the pieces of jewelry you see in Melody’s shop.
This rhinestone boot anklet/charm can also be worn as a choker and features Swarovski Crystal Drops and Magnesite Turquoise beads. It also has horseshoe with horsehead, wagon wheel and rowel charms, on an antiqued silver plated chain. Total length is 16 ½ inches but it is totally adjustable. Looks great on any style of boot and if you’d like Melody can make a matching pair. Convo Melody about a custom design and she will design anything you need!
Check out HowlingWolvesJewelry here too: Facebook – MyStore - Square Market
Abstract Horse Photo
by Mitch McFarlane at MitchMcFarlanePhotos
Mitch has always loved art and photography. She says she enjoys photographing most subjects, but her favorite subjects have always been animals, especially horses as they have such a beautiful and graceful presence. Mitch recently decided to start her own project photographing all of the British native ponies in their native environments. This is leading her to travel all over the country to photograph them, and many of the photos are available in her Etsy shop. In September Mitch is visiting the U.S. and hopes to photograph some wild mustangs!
This abstract photo is entitled “Golden” and captures one of the rare Eriskay ponies that live feral on the small Island of Eriskay in the Outer Hebrides, Scottish Highlands. The winner receives this image on a 12” X 8” size, printed to order by a professional lab that produces true photographic prints on Fuji Crystal Archive photographic paper. It will be signed and dated on the back by Mitch. Visit MitchMcFarlanePhotos on Etsy for not only photographs of horses but animal and nature images - available in prints in many sizes up 45 x 30 inches, canvases up to 60x40 inches. You can also buy phone cases featuring her art and she will be adding pillows and jewelry featuring her images soon.
Check out MitchMcFarlanePhotos here too: Facebook – Pinterest – Instagram – Blog - Website
Now that you’ve had a chance to check out all twelve 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 PST on 6/24/2014. Winner will be selected by random on 4/25 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 Wild Horse Wall Decal 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 sticker.