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23 June 2010

Party Garland GIVEAWAY (closed)

School's out this week!  For my sixth grader, that means one of those parties where every parent in the class sends a dozen treats and the kids eat waaaaaaaay too much junk, starting off the school holiday with a big tummy ache.  I know, I'm a party pooper - I suggested my daughter contribute something else to the class party and she came up with this:  a reusable party garland.  Yay!  Her teacher can keep it for reuse anytime in the classroom and it's calorie free.  She chose these environmentally friendly fabrics since learning about the earth was a big focus at school this year.  We whipped it up together in under an hour.

They are so much fun to make and I thought you could use one too. The garland below is the giveaway garland; lots of sunny yellow and bright colors. They make me think of summer parties!

The garland measures about 3 metres (appx. 3 yards) long and if I counted right has 15 reversible flags.

TO ENTER:  Giveaway open to anyone, anywhere.  Just leave a comment below and be sure to leave your email address if it is not publically accesible on your profile.  Seriously, you would not believe how many winners I have to go through each giveaway in order to locate someone with an email address!  Followers, you guys make me feel loved, so please enter twice.  Simply leave a second comment indicating that you follow or that you want to do my ironing for me or something. 

Giveaway open until sometime on Saturday June 26th.  You can enter up until the time I mark "closed" on the post's title - usually once the littles are in bed and I have some computer time.

If you aren't the lucky winner this time, I have a tutorial here on my blog to make your own garland.

86 comments:

Kama said...

These are super cute! I made one for Thanksgiving last year and put Give Thanks on it. :)

Kama said...

I also follow you through Google reader. I don't do my own ironing, so I can't do yours either!

Celeste said...

Those are super cute.

ceelees(at)hotmail(dot)com

Celeste said...

I follow your blog.

ceelees(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lotsie said...

Whoeho! I like to party!

Lotsie said...

And I'm also a follower, you can find my email at my blog

aj said...

Beautiful as ever - and perfect for summer tea parties!
jasper_patches(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ryan said...

I'm a googlereader subscriber!

aj said...

....and I'm a follower through google reader too!
But had to borrow an iron from my neighbour this week to embark on my first sewing project.....who uses those things on clothes?!
jasper_patches(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ryan said...

...and I have four girls who'd love to have a party with decorations!

Melissa said...

I'd love to have that to brighten my classroom when school starts back in August.
missmelissaf@yahoo.com

Melissa said...

I also follow your blog on Google Reader. You are a recent addition, since around the time my school got out a couple of weeks ago.
thanks for the chance to win.
missmelissaf@yahoo.com

missbossypants said...

What a great idea as an alternative to sweets for a party!
Thanks for the chance to win!
sonya dot missbossypants at gmail dot com

missbossypants said...

And I'm a loyal reader in Google Reader!
sonya dot missbossypants at gmail dot com

LB3K said...

Too cute! I NEED one of those to brighten up our gloominess. . .

Leisel
brown Paper Packages

Little Yancey Family said...

Adorable! What great colors, how perfect that would be for my baby girl's first birthday!
~Rachel

harmonystar@juno.com

Little Yancey Family said...

I totally follow you! :)
~Rachel

harmonystar@juno.com

The Paisley Abbey said...

That is really cute and my 3 girls would love it!

Courtney
ThePaisleyAbbey@gmail.com

The Paisley Abbey said...

Oh, and I follow you too. :)

Courtney
ThePaisleyAbbey@gmail.com

CupCakeCutie said...

ooo I love these! My stash isn't big enough to make one myself which is sad. I have a little one turning one in July. Would love to use this!

CupCakeCutie said...

oh and I follow

marcia said...

you could pick me!

email address, so you don't have to going looking, lol,
gmsiluch@gmail.com

marcia
kelowna, bc

Shanny said...

That is super cute! I want to win!!

Shanny said...

I am a proud follower, also. :)

Jamie said...

I am a follower of your blog!
jamiepurple (at) hotmail (dot) com

Jamie said...

I absolutely love these kind of pennant banners! I'm so happy to know there's a tutorial, thanks!
jamiepurple (at) hotmail (dot) com

Laurie Anne said...

This banner would look great in our new cottage :)
I am a long time follower--thanks for your genorosity :)

rebelblossom69(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Sewing-Chick said...

Woohoo! School's out :) Our school got out June 3rd!

Thanks for hosting this giveaway!
buckeyegirl1721 at hotmail dot com

bethany said...

I have been wanting to make a garland for my summer parties, it would be so much easier to win.
bethanypitman@gmail.com

Attilio said...

oh pretty. pick me pick me pllleeease...going to have a bbq on our roof for some friends soon and would be pretty decorated with this garland (especially after the mini heatwave killed off all my flowering plants :-(( )
thanks becky
bpbajona(at)maltanet(dot)net

Amy said...

I follow. amyk6282@aol.com

Amy said...

Would love some garland! amyk6282@aol.com

Tracy said...

that is super cute!!

mrs_abney2000@yahoo.com

Tracy said...

I'm a follower!
mrs_abney2000@yahoo.com

Natural Mama said...

I would love to win these for our summer back-yard parties- so pretty!
veggiemcveggie[at]gmail[dot]com

Natural Mama said...

I'm also a blog follower- love your blog- I also have you on my blog roll :)

Cathy said...

ANOTHER giveaway, hooray!!!!

Cathy said...

I follow too.

sy said...

the garlands are festive :D thanks for hosting the giveaway.

sy said...

i follow your blog.

Danielle said...

i think i would rather to the "or something" than the ironing!
daniellehevers@hotmail.com

Danielle said...

and i am a follower

dennisonohio said...

Love your site! Cute garland!
dennisonohio@roadrunner.com

Lisa said...

That's pretty. Please enter me.
iluvchrisnlevi@aol.com

Lisa said...

I follow you, and I think your projects are pretty awesome, but I'm still looking for someone to pawn my own ironing off on...
iluvchrisnlevi@aol.com

Tara said...

i love these. Been wanting to make one, but haven't had the time.
tfurnas@gmail.com

Tara said...

i'm a follower too
tfurnas@gmail.com

Mrs. M said...

Woot! woot! These garlands or batting (which I don't get that title) or banners or partyware are fabulous!
Thanks for letting me enter!
gertsmam@hotmail.com

mamaTAVE said...

What a wonderful gift for a teacher. I adore the white fabric with green trees...

mamaTAVE said...

Still following. ;-)

Sorka said...

I love it and could sure use a little bright spot about now! Count me in! denise at knitchat.com

Mama Lusco said...

Fun banner! Thanks for the giveaway. mamalusco @ ortelco.net

Mama Lusco said...

Follower! Thanks for the giveaway. mamalusco @ ortelco.net

Heather said...

Oh I have always wanted my own banner!! This would go for any party! Count me in please!
h_freund@hotmail.com

Heather said...

Oh and I am also a follower! :-)
h_freund@hotmail.com

Jessica said...

It's my birthday on the 25th...what a great present this would make!
jsscbrwn@gmail.com

Jessica said...

Oh, and I'm a follower. I have been stalking for a while in my reader...and just made it official!

erin said...

well i love a good summer party!

erin said...

aaaand i'm a follower! ;)(and sometimes a leader too...but not in this case!)

naomemandeflores said...

I would love to win this lovely garland, I have just the place fot it! :)

Camila F.
naomemandeflores@gmail.com

jenniffer said...

I LOVE this idea. I stumbled on to your site this morning and you are now my new favorite blogger! I can't wait to make some of the things you have posted on here. I will certainly be making one of these banners for my daughter's next birthday party!!

Meadowlark Days said...

wonderful!!!
ponderosa88@Hotmail.com

MaeKellan said...

I want to make one of these but a freebie is even better!

MaeKellan said...

Oh and I would come and do your ironing, but I'm a little far away. Sorry!

Lydia said...

Wow these are so cute. I have seen them elsewhere online in whites and creams, but I like the bright colours.
wayly_soly@hotmail.com

Lydia said...

I also follow your blog and have been doing so almost from the beginning. You always have something witty to say!

BhimiBlog said...

I LOVE the tree fabric in the first picture! (Do you remember what brand it is?) Cool idea for a giveaway! -- IFSCONNIE@YAHOO.COM

BhimiBlog said...

Oh, and I happily follow along with your blog!

Tara said...

I'm a teacher and what a great idea to give as a end of year gift! I'll have to make myself one if I don't win! :)

Myrnie said...

What a great idea for a class party! I'm sure the teacher appreciated your effort :)

Terri said...

Love your blog!!!!
espmax@gmail.com

Vicki in UT said...

What a cute banner, I would love to win it.
vmfisher at yahoo dot com

Vicki in UT said...

I just found your blog, and signed up to follow with google reader. It looks really fun, right up my alley.
vmfisher at yahoo dot com

carmel said...

so cute!
i would love it for my daughter!
thanks!

carmel said...

and i follow you
thanks!

KJ said...

I think a classroom garland is a wonderful idea. I have made a couple for my sister's classroom (various seasons) and she loves them! they can be used for parties, bulletin boards, etc.

emsres said...

Everything is more festive with a garland. Mine are made from paper, but I'll have to try sewing one now that I have a machine and your tutorial to follow.

Lynne said...

Beautiful! It would be perfect for the baby's nursery! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Lynne said...

I also follow. Thanks!

Carrie Penny said...

So cute! It would look great in my sunroom, it is time to redecorate my faux studio anyways!

Beth said...

What a great idea,much better than junk food!enjoyingnow@verizon.net
-Beth

marisa said...

This would look so cute in our playroom!

Stacy said...

A garland would be the perfect decor for my baby shower coming up here in August! Hope I win!

squasebarth at gmail dot come

Stacy said...

I'm a follower too! :)

Tere said...

I love your blog....link up every Thursday at my blog PonyTails@FishScales....terelauritsen.blogspot.com

I am your newest follower!
Happy 4th!

Tere said...

Ew...here I am again...commenting twice...and no ironing for me...I am scarred from my last ironing project.seriously...burned the fooey out of my wrist.

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