Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

Things are slowly getting back to normal around here…slowly.  Take, for example, these super cute Valentine’s Day decorations.  I originally saw them in the January issue of Martha Stewart Living, which I believe arrived the first week in December.  I just saw them yesterday.  Martha and her staff made them in white and silver for New Year’s.  Needless to say, by the time I saw them, New Year’s had come and gone.  So, with some quick thinking, the metallic baubles were turned into these Valentine’s kissing balls.

My only problem was that as a rule, I don’t like to post projects without either providing directions or linking to them.  Martha does not yet have this project on her website, and even though they are a simple craft, made using cupcake wrappers, I would certainly not post the directions here as my own.  My solution?  A giveaway!!

So, one lucky reader will receive an entire “Kissing Ball Kit” including:

*the January Issue of Marta Stewart Living

*a 6″ styrofoam ball (the finished kissing ball is about 11″)

*150 cupcake wrappers (I used every last one!)

*a spool of red ribbon for hanging your finished product

*a curved upholstery needle (which was surprisingly hard to find)

Pretty much, all you need to supply is your own hot glue gun, glue sticks, and a few inches of thread for attaching the ribbon.

To enter the giveaway just leave a comment!  The deadline to enter is Sunday, January 17th, and the winner will be announced the next morning.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE THAT PARTICIPATED!

Good luck!

Nikki, In Stitches

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19 Responses to Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

  1. Nancy McEnanly says:

    These look so pretty! I can see them in different color schemes to reflect a variety of different holidays!

    • nikkiinstitches says:

      Thanks, Nancy! I think they would be really cute as baby or bridal shower decorations. Picture them in pinks and whites? How cute!

  2. Bob Linneman says:

    As your husband may have told you, I am quite the hopeless romantic. I would be love to create such lovely pieces to adorn the plethora of symbols of my feelings that I will bestow upon my beautiful wife and children…….Ha, i will win one day. Tell the family I say hi.

  3. Mibbs says:

    Is the pic of the ones u did?? I would like to make them for my window. Would look pretty if I can find red and white lights for my window

    • nikkiinstitches says:

      Hi Mibbs!
      Yes, these are the three I made yesterday. Sorry for the bad picture. They are even cuter in person. Good luck in the giveaway!

  4. jaimie says:

    Awww, these are super pretty and cute (:

  5. Amy says:

    Nik, I think it’s SO funny that you made these, because when I was reading MY issue of M.S. (that you sent me, thanks!!!!) I loved this project and pretty much wanted to make them in every color!!!!

    • nikkiinstitches says:

      Amy! I meant to ask you last weekend if you started getting your subscription yet! Ha Ha! I think the same thing…I was tempted to buy cupcake wrappers in every color of the rainbow yesterday!!

  6. Taryn says:

    Absolutely love these! They would be perfect for a shower!

  7. Chris says:

    A give away for Valentines Day? WONDERFUL!!!! As stated above, these would be adorable for a shower, Easter, Valentines Day (my personal favorite since the world could always use a bit more romance – don’t you think?

  8. How adorable are these! I would LOVE to learn how to make them!

    Ally @ High Heels & Aprons

  9. Linda gerig says:

    really cute. may give it a try also. Linda Gerig

  10. Juliet A says:

    I want to make one! If I don’t win, I may have to get the magazine.

  11. Mandy B says:

    How cute! I love these.

  12. LadyChocolatier says:

    Yes, these are adorable. I’d love to make a slew of little ones to decorate my kitchen!

  13. Linda gerig says:

    so cute. linda gerig

  14. Melinda Sprinkle says:

    You sound like me-always doing something and rarely taking the time to do the fun stuff like make those beautiful kissing hearts! They look beautiful and sound fun to make. I sure hope I win!!!

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