2nd Annual DIY Show Off Holiday Highlights and a Giveaway!

I know it’s early for most, but I have the holidays on my mind.  I’m not the only one, am I? It’s okay if the party is small…but I’m ready to see some holiday inpiration. How about you?  And if it’s non existent this early and there are no links, here’s a holiday giveaway to get us in the holiday mood. 


I recently met Nanci from Willow House.  She’s so sweet and she has a blog full of beautiful inspiration using products from Willow House.  She has some great tips for holiday entertaining and decorating to start off the Holiday Highlights party:

We are close upon the holiday season where there is many festive gatherings.  When I take the time to cook and entertain, I put a lot of effort into what I do.  Have you ever taken food to a party just waiting to see if party goers like what you made? What about the presentation?  A pretty dish can make even the not so yummy food look good!  



 It’s all about the presentation!

Creating a tablescape is both fun and personable.  When deciding a color theme, medium, or textures, make sure it suits your style.  What do you love about these pictures? Is it the varying heights, the stylistic pieces, the colors, textures?

When I create, I usually have to see some ideas of what others’ have done, tweak it to fit my taste, and go to work. 

What I love about Willow House is that I can “copy” ideas from our talented staff and tweak it to my tastes.  If you have staple pieces, you can maximize your creativity.  I also glean ideas from my customers and hostesses!  ~Nanci
Beautiful and inspiring and I just added a few things to my Christmas wish list!  I loved looking through  all of the decorative ideas – a great source for styling my own home during the holidays.  Nanci has also generously offered to giveaway a $50 gift certificate to Willow House to one lucky DIY Show Off reader!

THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.  Please follow the Willow House link below for some holiday shopping and decorating inspiration.  🙂 Thanks!
Rules for entering the Willow House $50 gift certificate giveaway:

  • 1 Entry – Visit Willow House.  Comment what you’d add to your holiday wish list or is there something you see that would make a great gift idea for someone you know?

Additional Entries – Comment for each of the following:

Giveaway period starts now and ends Friday at midnight (EST).  Shortly thereafter, winner will be chosen randomly and announced. 
Good luck!
Now – are you a holiday early bird?  Can’t wait for the holiday season to begin?  Already started decorating or have some holiday tips or care to share a recipe?  If it’s holiday related and you’re already posting about it – please share your holiday spirit!  Since it’s early, feel free to go ahead and share last year’s holiday post to get things going!
  1. You must use the button above (or html code on left side bar) and link to this post to share the linky love.
  2. Add your permalink (not your blog url, but your holiday project post url which is the web address that goes directly to your holiday project blog post, not your blog address). Feel free to link a Past Post, just invite your readers in a current post with a quick note.
  3. Or email your link to thediyshowoff@gmail.com and I will add it for you.
  4. If you notice your link has disappeared please check the content of your post. Is it holiday related? Add the link back to The DIY Show Off to your post today with a quick note to your readers about the party and try again! I love when everyone participates and readers check out everyone’s links, but I think the return favor of linking back is the nice thing to do so everyone plays fair and enjoys all of the projects and links. Links not related to DIY holiday projects or holiday decor for inspiration will be deleted. Please make sure you follow the above steps.
If your DIY Project doesn’t fit the Holiday Highlights Category, here are the other two linky parties going on:

DIY Project Parade (Mondays)

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