Whisker Works’ 4,000 Fan Giveaway

Four thousand Facebook fans?! Wow. You guys rock. To show my appreciation to you, I’m offering up a $50 gift certificate to the Whisker Works shop.

Open to anyone in any country, there are three ways you can enter:

1.Leave a comment below! Your comment counts as entry #1. Any random comment will do. Say hello, tell me a joke, tell me who your favorite mustachioed celebrity is — anything!

2. Share this blog on Pinterest! Pin ANY image from this blog using “Handmade Hilarity” in the caption. Then come back here and leave a comment saying you’ve completed entry #2.

3. Subscribe to this blog! Click on “Subscribe” above and follow the steps to join the Handmade Hilarity mailing list. Once you complete the subscription steps, come back here and leave a comment saying that you’ve completed entry #3.

Maximum of three entries per person. Contest ends Wednesday, July 11 at midnight EST. All entries will be verified and invalid entries will be removed before a winner is chosen at random. I will contact the winner via the email address registered for the comment. If the winner does not claim the certificate within one week, then a new winner will be chosen at random.

Share this link! Give your friends and family a chance to win too. I’m sure they’d let you borrow their props if they won.

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UPDATE: This giveaway has ended.

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Mason Jar Hanging Shelf

My office is quickly running out of space, especially since a new shipment of supplies has taken over the closet. I needed a way to store more Whisker Works props on the walls, so I could free up shelf and desk space. After browsing Pinterest, I was inspired to create this pretty convenient wall shelf out of mason jars. It was easier than I expected, so I plan on making several more!

Total cost: $20
Total time: 2 hours

Materials
– Two 1×6″ boards, 24″ long
– Spray paint
– 30″ of chain
– 6 screw hooks
– 8 band clamps
– 8 mason jars
– 8 wood screws

Instructions
If you would rather wall-mount your shelves instead of hanging them, you can skip steps 2-5 as you won’t need chain or hooks.

1. Spray paint your boards. This may require sanding edges first, depending on their condition.

2. Attach the hooks to your boards. It’s easier if you drill a pilot hole first. One board will get a hook on the top and the bottom. The other board only gets hooks on one side. Position the hooks about 2″ from the edges of the boards.

3. Attach 8″ of chain on either side of the boards, then use a pliers to close the hooks.

4. Attach the remaining 14″ of chain to the top of your board and close the hooks.

5. Measure and mark holes for where you’ll affix the band clamps, starting 3″ from the edges of your boards, then screw the band clamps into place. This is easier said than done, as it first requires drilling a hole through the band clamp.

6. Slip the mason jars inside of the clamps, then tighten with a screw driver.

7. Hang it up!

Your mason jar hanging shelf has all sorts of practical uses. Besides holding many mustaches on sticks, you can use them for utensils in the kitchen, as an indoor garden, for craft storage, as vases, etc. There are many possibilities!

Ideas to Inspire: Neon!

Nothing does quite as much with quite as little as neon — it brightens the mood as it dazzles the eyes. Celebrate spring and summer with a burst of neon color!

The following ten items – all found on Etsy – are perfect for your neon-inspired photo booth.

Credits:
one: Mustaches on sticks by Whisker Works
two: Paper maché letters by Twisted Twig
three: Tissue paper poms by Pomtastic
four: Upcycled vintage frames by Melissa’s Ornate Palace of Wonderment
five: Tissue tassel garland by Everly Lane Design
six: Chalkboard frames by Shugabee Lane
seven: Fabric bunting by Coco Sailore
eight: Messages on sticks by Paper Polaroid
nine: Pinwheel banner by Laughing Hour
ten: Dotted garland by Gray Day Studio