Congratulations to the winners - Jennifer Ueno and Ingrid Lavoie!
Oh boy, do I have pretty things to show you today - and even better, there's a chance those of you in the U.S. could win some of them! Valerie Lloyd of Smile Mercantile makes gorgeous paper maché ornaments that sparkle with fine German glass glitter. These shimmering pine cones, for example...
and dear peek-a-boo retro-dioramas.
Along with offering handmade items via her beautifully curated online shop, Smile Mercantile, Valerie sources all sorts of treasures for your crafting pleasure... hard to find things like golden paper crowns, German paper maché candy containers, glitter leaves, mercury glass pine cones, tinsel garlands, and vintage shell buttons. Browsing the shop is truly a step back in time!
Don't miss Valerie's Tutorials page where she shares enticingly photographed step-by-step projects. Learn how to make these spun cotton mushrooms (the technique surprised me - you'll use ordinary cotton balls!) There's even time to create a few of these luminous paper bag pumpkins to decorate your Thanksgiving table.
And now let's get to the giveaway. You will need to select one of two choices in your comment.
Giveaway #1 - Trio of Retro Diorama Ornaments:
The winner will receive this set of ornaments that Valerie made by hand. They are paper maché shapes that she hand-painted and embellished with German glass glitter and vintage mica. One is filled with vintage spun cotton mushrooms, one is a woodland deer scene, and one has a winter forest. Each is packaged in a red box, ready for gift-giving (if you can bear to part with them!) The set is valued at $52.50
Giveaway #2 - Holiday Craft Box:
The great big red box includes a fun assortment of paper maché shapes, two spools of jute twine, and a box filled with vintage German mushrooms and holiday miniatures. It is a $72 value.
Leave a comment below as your entry through Sunday, November 30, 2014. Include your email address within your comment as Blogger doesn't allow me to see the top portion of the form. You must state in your comment which prize you choose - Trio of Ornaments or Holiday Craft Box. Sorry, U.S. only. Two winners will be selected at random and announced on this post as soon as they have been contacted. Good luck!