Saturday, February 15, 2014

Easy-to-Make Valentine's Banner

In honor of Valentine's Day, we've put together this little craft that you can easily do at home. It's never too late to decorate with hearts, plus we think that there should be a little bit of Valentine's up all year round. Thanks to Pinterest, we've created this adorable and easy-to-create banner that just adds a little Valentine's spirit.

Here's what you'll need! 
-colored string
-burlap triangles
-patterned paper
-paper punch that punches out hearts
-glue gun
You can easily find these supplies at any of your local craft stores, or check out Pine Needles! 

Okay, so I was only able to get these triangles that were just a little too big, so by cutting them just the right size, I was able to get 4 little triangles out of each piece. Of course, you could totally skip this step and just buy small triangles.

Using your hole punch, punch out a bunch of hearts from your patterned paper. I had tons left over so I was able to make two banners and some other Valentine's crafts! Then you just pick and choose which hearts you want and super-glue them to your pieces of burlap. 

Once you've done that, you should have something like this.

Next, you're going to flip them over and put a thin line of glue on the top edge leaving a little bit of space above the string. Then you just fold over the edge of burlap over the string and you'll end up with this. (Be careful when folding the edge--the glue's still hot!)

After all the folding and gluing, you're done and you'll have something that looks like this! 

Ta-da! You're done! Hang this beauty anywhere you'd like; above your mantle, in front of your kitchen window, on your headboard--the possibilities are endless!

Happy Valentine's! 

Friday, February 14, 2014

And the Winner is...

Congratulations to 

You've won yourself a free photoshoot with Camera Shy! Please find us on Facebook at Gardner Village and personal message us with your full name, phone number and e-mail address! 

Thank you to all those who participated. This first Instagram competition was a success in our book and we couldn't have done it without you! If you didn't win, don't fret because Camera Shy is offering everyone, regardless if you entered the competition, a 20% discount when you purchase merchandise or when you call today to book your session. This discount is only valid today so call in quick and set up your appointment before this offer disappears! 


Be sure to check out our Gardner Village Facebook page for future giveaways, discounts and deals. Have a great weekend & Happy Valentine's Day! 

Monday, February 3, 2014

Win a FREE Camera Shy Photo Shoot!

We're thrilled to have Camera Shy here at Gardner Village and they are graciously giving away one FREE photoshoot to one lucky winner!* We're obsessed with their work so here's some for you to fall in love with. 

The giveaway begins today, Monday, February 3rd, 2014 and will end at 10pm on Thursday, February 13th, 2014. The winner will be announced the next day, Valentine's Day. The winner will be posted here on the blog, on our Instagram account and on Facebook.

So you're probably wondering how you enter for the giveaway! Here's what you do:

1. Follow @gardnervillage on Instagram
2. Follow @camerashyowl on Instagram 
5. Repost the picture from Instagram
6. Tag 3 friends and use the hashtag #gardnervillagelove

Little notice: if you're a private user on Instagram, we won't be able to see your repost, so make your profile public till the 13th or let us follow you to qualify!

If you have any questions feel free to leave them here on the blog or comment on our Instagram account. To see more work and learn more about Camera Shy click here to visit their website.  Good luck to all and get sharin' the news! 

*Winner will be chosen at random. Prints and merchandise not included. Indoor or outdoor shoot determined by winner. Valid only at Gardner Village.