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Win $200 to Spend on Holiday Gifts with My Wonderful Walls and Smiling Tree Toys 141

If you're still finishing your holiday shopping or you'd like to get yourself something special, this giveaway is for you! Right now through December 17th at 11:59 p.m. PST, you can enter to win a $125 gift card from My Wonderful Walls and a $75 gift card from Smiling Tree Toys. These are both digital gift cards and one lucky winner is going to win them both!

My Wonderful Walls offers unique wall decals and wall stencils for everyone from ages 1-92! Their fabulous, eco-friendly products are designed and crafted right in Chattanooga, TN and ship all over the world. 

Smiling Tree Toys is a family owned and operated handmade wooden toy company in Minnesota. For over seven years, they have crafted all natural toys, ornaments, baby gifts, and gifts for the home!

Want to win some holiday cash to spend with both of these shops? Enter with our Rafflecopter widget below and make sure to tell a friend. Winner will be notified by email on or after 12/18/2017. 

 

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Five Simple DIY Decor Ideas for After the Holidays 0

DIY Fabric Headboard

 

Now that the winter holidays are over, it doesn’t mean you can’t deck the halls (and the mantle and the walls….). If you’ve taken down the tree and the lights and are left feeling a little uninspired, here are five simple DIY décor ideas for your home after the holidays.

1. Use Your Lights

Paper Cube Lights

When the tree is down and you take the lights off the front bushes, you can use your string lights to make a fun garland for your mantle or headboard by following the easy DIY instructions from Amanda at Wit and Whistle or cupcake flower lights from Steph at Oh Happy Day.
 
 2. DIY Pelmet Box

DIY Window Treatments

You can make over any window in minutes with this DIY Pelmet Box idea from Little Green Notebook. This is especially good if you can’t or don’t want to hang blind or long panels. What an easy change you can make today with just some fabric, foam core board, batting, Fabri-tac and hardware.
 

3. DIY Fabric Headboard

DIY Headboard Ideas

Make a Retro Fabric DIY Headboard with these step by step instructions from Briana at Kindle Your Creativity. You can go as wild or as tame as you want with your fabric choice.
 

4. Wine Cork Trivet

Did you and your guests indulge in some adult beverages? Hey, we’re not judging! If you have a lot of wine bottles and corks in your recycling bin, check out this idea for a Wine Cork Trivet from Ehow.com.
 

5. Winter Door Decor

Winter Door Wreath

Using some of her existing Christmas decorations, Dinah at DIY Inspired created this hanging basket with a burlap ribbon. You could create something similar with any flowers or floral picks, garland and ribbon you have left over.

 

Helios Sun Wall Sticker  

January can be cold and grey but if you try out some of these DIY winter décor ideas you are sure to feel a little more festive. If you aren’t into making your own décor, try one of our fabric wall decals for an instant touch of wonderful color to any room in the house or stencil yourself an accent wall with our self-adhesive stencils!

Top 5 DIY Holiday Decor Ideas 0

If you are spending the holidays entertaining this year, maybe you want to add a few new décor items to your home? If you don’t want to spend a lot of money, there are plenty of great DIY ideas out there that you can do quickly and affordably. You can even make them as gifts in some cases! Here are 5 of our favorites from around the web. 

 

DIY Felt Christmas Trees 

Don't you think the ones Katie at Little House of Four made are better than the ones she pictured from Target’s catalog last year? We sure do! These are easy enough older kids could help out too!

Felt Christmas Tree

Make Your Own Melted Crayon Christmas Ornaments 

Melted crayon projects are one of my favorites and I am re-doing my tree color scheme this year so these would be an inexpensive way to add new colored ornaments to the tree. I’m going to add glitter to mine.

Melted Crayon Ornaments

Star Punched Paper Hurricanes 

If you celebrate Hanukkah, check out these easy and elegant hurricane candle holders for the table or mantle. Martha Stewart has a whole collection of Hanukah Crafts and DIY Décor on her site if you need more ideas.

Star Punched Paper Hurricanes

 

Christmas Tree Reindeer Decoration 

Here’s a fun video tutorial from Tammi Craft showing you how to make some reindeer (dare we say Rudolph?) inspired ornaments for your tree. These look like something the kids might like to do too! If you are already pretty crafty, you probably have most of the materials in your home already. 

Reindeer Baubles

DIY Iced Branches

And a truly inspired find this year, these DIY Iced Branches from Dana at Make Them Wonder. This is one DIY you want to do now before all the branches are covered in snow! These beautiful branches can be used indoor or out, with lights, on the mantel, in a vase, on your table…the possibilities are endless. Enjoy!

Iced Branches for Christmas

 

If you’re thinking, "listen I just want to buy some décor that’s not going to break my budget, I don’t have time for crafts", check out our Snowflake Variety Wall Decal Set and Winter Wonderland Decals. Instant ooh and ahh factor included! And on December 3rd only, you can take advantage of our doorbuster deal to get the snowflakes at 40% off. How’s that for magical?

The Daily Give ~ Enter Daily To Win Now Through November 30th 291

Do you like home décor? Do you like free stuff? Well, you’re going to love the next 24 days! Starting on Monday, November 7th, My Wonderful Walls will be giving away a different prize every single day up until Wednesday, November 30th. All you need to do is be paying attention when we announce the giveaway is open for the day. Then go enter on The Daily Give page by using the Rafflecopter widget. You will need to enter each day's giveaway separately! The daily giveaways will end every day at noon EST and winners will be announced later in the day on our social media pages and by email where possible. Winners will have 48 hours to claim their prize or a new winner will be selected.


So, here’s a recap of The Daily Give:

Who can enter?

All legal residents of the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii, 18 and over unless prohibited by law. See rules and guidelines on the RC widget for more info.

When?

Every day starting 11/7 and ending 11/30 a new giveaway will start and end that same day at 12 midnight PST. Watch the My Wonderful Walls Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ pages and our The Daily Give page to know the new giveaway has started.

Where/How Do I Enter?

Entry to each giveaway is via the Rafflecopter widget on The Daily Give page or on the My Wonderful Walls Facebook Giveaway tab. Either is the same. You can only enter once.

What can I win?

Each day, a different prize will be up for grabs including some of our most popular wall decals and wall sticker kits. Check out the slide show on The Daily Give page to see what prize will be given away each day.

Why?

Because we like you. No, really we really like you. And it’s the holiday season. So, we want to help you kick it off in style with some free home décor you can keep or use as a gift!

 

Kick off your holiday season with some fun new wall décor or a throw pillow or blanket from #MyWonderfulWalls and tell everyone you know about The Daily Give. Good luck!

Top Five Halloween Inspired DIY Decor and Craft Ideas! 4

Pumpkin DIY Decor

Will you be celebrating Halloween this year? What about the Day of the Dead? Either way you can have so much fun this fall with decorating, costumes and parties. It can be a magical time of year. But if you have a Halloween party planned or you like to dress up your house for trick or treating, time is starting to run out! Here are our top five picks for Halloween inspired décor and crafts you can easily do yourself. No tricks here! Just treats!

  

  1. This is one craft that looks easy and fun for kids of all ages; a Melted Crayon Pumpkin.  Have you ever done melted crayon art on a canvas? This DIY from Allison on Mom Spark is along the same idea but with a faux pumpkin you can get from most craft or big box stores. Super easy and the youngest of kiddos can help with this one.
Pumpkin DIY Decor

    1.  If pumpkins aren’t your thing, how about this amazingly simple and cheap idea from Cute DIY Projects. You seriously have to take pictures and send them to us if you try this. These glow in the dark eyes take two items, one of which you probably already have and about 5 minutes of your time. Your house will be the most popular on the block!

    Glow in the Dark Eyes for Halloween

    1.  Are you having a Halloween party while you wait for the Zombie Apocalypse? Try this DIY Zombie Window or Door idea from Dave Lowe Design. Be sure to check out his whole blog for lots of ghoulish ideas if you want your house to be the one all the kids are just a little afraid to visit this Halloween. 

    DIY Zombie Door

    1. Get back to basics with these super simple Lawn Ghosts!  Ruth at Listotic tells you how it’s done. 

    DIY Lawn Ghosts

    1. Finally, if you’re celebrating Día de los Muertos you could make these Sugar Skull Dolls from ZingzingTree. These look so adorable and are something your older kids can definitely handle.

     Sugar Skull Doll

    What fun crafts or décor items do you like to make during this time of year? Comment below and let us know. Happy Halloween!