Pistachio Shell “Succulent Garden” GIVEAWAY!!

**This giveaway has ended.  The winning comment was…

#62, from Laura who blogs at Thimbleful Of Time!  Congrats, Laura!

It’s time for me to make some space on my front door for something new (and you all know I have a no-storage rule for stuff like this since I live in a tiny 834-square-foot-condo), so today I’m giving away my Hanging “Succulent Garden” made from pistachio shells.

To enter, just leave a comment on this blog post. That’s it!

Please note that I can only ship to the U.S. and Canada.
One entry per person please.
Be sure that you leave an email address in the Email field of the comment section (it won’t be published) so that I can contact you if you win.
Giveaway will end at midnight (CST) on Friday, November 2, 2012, and the winner will be announced on this post on Saturday, November 3, 2012.
Winner will be chosen by random.org.

And of course, if you don’t win, and you want your own vertical “succulent garden” made from pistachio shells, you can find the DIY details here.

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    Mrs Mike
    October 29, 2012 at 9:39 am

    this is so pretty!! 🙂

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    Rachel @ Architecture of a Mom
    October 29, 2012 at 9:39 am

    I would love to win this! Thanks for giving away a project that I know took you a long time!

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    October 29, 2012 at 9:41 am

    You are so talented! Thanks for making my day brighter!

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    October 29, 2012 at 9:41 am

    I can’t believe this is up for grabs! Count me in, Kristi 🙂

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    Kathleen McLain
    October 29, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Beautiful! Kathleen McLain

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    October 29, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Wow you are so generous! Thanks for giving away your handmade lovely!

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    Melissa Irvin
    October 29, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Seriously?!!? This is one of my favorite projects you have posted. I would be so honored to win.

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    Brandy Mullins
    October 29, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Beautiful!! Would love to win this!!! 🙂

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    October 29, 2012 at 10:29 am

    I love that! My door is even that color.

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    October 29, 2012 at 10:30 am

    This is beautiful! I would love to win. Love your site.

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      October 29, 2012 at 4:49 pm

      Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Did I mention this is Awesome?!

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    Alanna Mccartney
    October 29, 2012 at 10:35 am

    This is gorgeous and my favorite color!!!! And succulents are so fun looking an low maitenece 🙂 nice job!

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    Michelle B
    October 29, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Totally gorgeous! I remember when you posted the tutorial, I thought I don’t think I have the patience for that! I can’t believe you’re giving it away! You must be verrry generous! 🙂 But if you’re sure, we won’t refuse!

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    Stephanie Hankins
    October 29, 2012 at 10:49 am

    What a inspiration!
    What a lovely succulent garden!
    What a blessing it would be!

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    Susan Arline Williams
    October 29, 2012 at 10:51 am

    I love succulents and I love this..the colors are awesome! Just beautiful!

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    susan rae
    October 29, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Love, love, love this & i have the perfect spot to show case it! Thanks for inspiring us with all your talents!

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    October 29, 2012 at 11:15 am

    I love this and would love to find a place for it. Not sure I’m brave enough to try my hand at it yet… I am sooooo uncrafty (is that a word??).

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    October 29, 2012 at 11:32 am

    I would so love to win this so I could give it to my mother! She’d love it!

    brandina at silverfaeries-dragonflies dot come

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    mary anne fields
    October 29, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Wow, not only creative, but incredibly patient!

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    Staci Gonzalez
    October 29, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    How Lovely!!

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    October 29, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    I love it, you are so creative!

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    Jennifer Baggett
    October 29, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Love love LOVE!

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    April Timms
    October 29, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    This is just unique & beautiful. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this!

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    October 29, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Would love to win this! It is actually pinned on my Pintrest board as a “to do” later down the road, but if you happen to pick my name and I can skip the “to do” part of that project – well, great! Thanks for the opportunity and all the creative ideas!

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    Shell We
    October 29, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Loved this since you first shared.

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    October 29, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    I probably shouldn’t be entering since my apartment is less than half the size of yours (400 sq ft), but I’ve loved this piece since you posted it. I think I could wrangle some wall space if I win. 😉

    Thanks so much for offering the giveaway!

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    Courtney Spence
    October 29, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Love, love, LOVE this! But I wouldn’t have the patience to do it myself 🙂

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    Donna Thackston
    October 29, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Thank you for the opportunity. I would soooooooooooo love to win 🙂

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    Jen Murphy
    October 29, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    I hope I win

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    amber barbeau
    October 29, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    My front door needs a lil love like this! It’s beautiful and unexpected on a door and that’s just my style! I adore your style and home improvements, your talent is incredible!

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    October 29, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    I LOVE how different this is from a normal door wreath! It’s gorgeous!

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    Leigh healy
    October 29, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Pick me pick me!!! So pretty. You’re so talented!

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    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG
    October 29, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    I would be honoured to hang your creation in my home!

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    Peggy Banks
    October 29, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    I’ve loved this since you first posted it. I’ve used it as an excuse to myself, to buy pistachios & have been saving shells 🙂

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    October 29, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    This is absolutely gorgeous!! It is completely ME and would complement my apartment tremendously!! How awesome it would be to win:)

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    G. Hacker
    October 29, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    This is so unique! Since my thumb seems to be pretty brown at times, this kind of “garden” would be perfect for me! What a kind offer to give this away.

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    October 29, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    OMG… This is awesomely beautiful!

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    October 29, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    What an ingenious idea! I love it!

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    Stacy H.
    October 29, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    OMG, I loved this project since the day you posted it! I have wanted it, but we don’t eat pistachios! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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    October 29, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    I love this project Kristi! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    October 29, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    I hope I win! 🙂

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    October 29, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Amazing! True art.

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    October 29, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Did I mention this is Awesome?!

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    October 29, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    This is a great idea!!!!

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    amy mcdurmont mccann
    October 29, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    LOVE IT GURL! Need something like this to spice up my home! 😉

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    October 29, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    This is a great use of pistachios shells!! Hope I win!

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    October 29, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Love this! But, also can’t wait to see what you replace it with!

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    jeanne lemieux
    October 29, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    I so love this project! I can’t believe you’re giving it away, but I’d definitely give it a good home! 🙂

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    Carol Dyer
    October 29, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    I have been eating pistachios so I can make one of these for my mom… It would be great if I won yours!
    It’s beautiful, no matter who wins it! Thanks for the chance!
    Carol D

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    Belinda Baggett
    October 29, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    I would love to have this! I have the spot on the front door waiting for it….

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    October 29, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Gorgeous! Can’t believe that is made out of pistachio shells lol

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    Chris Murphy
    October 29, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Absolutely love this!

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    Sheree Perelman
    October 29, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    This is so incredibly cool. Please enter me!

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    [email protected]'s Get Crafty!
    October 29, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Gimme. That is all.

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    norma brooks
    October 29, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    you are so talented, I love all these things you do, and to give away something like this is awesome. I am 84 yrs old. and I just love looking at all your things you do. and wishing I was young again and could make all of these things. but the wreath for the door, it would probably take me a year to make that, so pretty.

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    Michele M
    October 29, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Beautiful! I can’t believe you are giving away with all of the time you put into it. Love it and would be happy to display in my house. :). Thank you. Michele M

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    Kristie Prachar
    October 29, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    How awesome is this?! I so wish my brain worked like how some of these creative folks brains work! Mine is so full of useless crap it has turned into something that what I think a bowl of oatmeal looked like!! Have a nice rest of your night!

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    October 29, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    I love this and was going to try my hand at making one someday lol. With the luck of the draw I might own one sooner.

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    October 29, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    This is the cutest thing *ever*!!! I adore it! So pretty yet subtle! 🙂

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    Ryane Paige Strange
    October 29, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this succulent garden door “wreath”! So fun, funky, and unique, and I’ll be honest, it is something I would love to do, but I just would never take the time to go to that much work. If you give me this wreath, I promise to pass it on to another lucky friend when I redecorate 🙂

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    October 29, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    I love your amazing work!

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      Kristi Linauer
      November 3, 2012 at 12:24 pm

      Congratulations, Laura! You’re the winner! Send me your shipping info and I’ll get your “succulent garden” sent out to you next week! –Kristi

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        November 20, 2012 at 9:09 am

        Thank you – wow! 4726 Whitehall Lane Highlands Ranch CO 80126

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          November 30, 2012 at 10:43 am

          I feel like such a dork… realize I responded to you on the third but probably to the notification which would not actually get back to you. Just wanted to check in with you that yu have my address.

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    Tammy Killough
    October 29, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Well…aren’t you just a smarty pants! I think this is the most adorable thing I’ve seen in a good long while! 🙂

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    Angela Wells
    October 29, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    I love this but I also like all of your other projects too!

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    October 29, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Love, Love I hope I win It . You make amazing things keep up the great job. 🙂

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    October 29, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    I love it!!! May attempt to make one myself….that’s if I don’t win!

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    October 29, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Most creative project I’ve seen all day. Love!

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    Ahliah Brazeau
    October 29, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    How adorable!

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    October 29, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    So cool, hope I win it 🙂

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    Donna Davies
    October 29, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Hi Kristi,

    Love your amazing talents and appreciate you sharing with the world!

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    Cynthia Iversen
    October 29, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    I neeeeeeeedd this!

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    angel mcbeain
    October 29, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Beautiful would love to hang this on my door. Thank for sharing

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    October 29, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Love it, hope I win.

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    Andrea Hawkins
    October 29, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    This is so beautiful! I would love this in my home!

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    EIleen Drain
    October 29, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    That is so pretty.I am moving to a house December 1st and that would look so nice on my front door… 🙂

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    October 29, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    I just recently found your blog and absolutely LOVE all that you do! So creative and fabulous. I’d love to have this, thanks for sharing with us!

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    Victoria Chestnut
    October 29, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    I loved the idea so much I bought some nuts and started ‘crack’n’. I hope I win so I have a set! Thanks for this and so many other inspiring ideas…keep’em coming!

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    Lisa Gresham
    October 29, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    I have followed you for a long time and you are so talented!! You inspire me to keep going.
    Thank you for all you do for us!!! Lisa Gresham

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    Alyssa Thomasson
    October 29, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    This is sooo cute! Love it!

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    October 29, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Crossing my fingers! I love this :). Thanks for the chance!

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    October 29, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    So cool!

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    Monica Gonzalez
    October 29, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us. I would LOVE to hang that in my home!

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    natalie ramirez
    October 29, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Leaving comment for the succulents!!!!

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    October 29, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Oh. my. goodness. That is so amazing!!!!! I love it so much.

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    October 29, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    I would live it! So cute!

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    October 29, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    How beautiful and unique! I love the colors used… Just beautiful!

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    October 29, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    I love this!!!!! It’s so beautiful and low maintenance!

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    October 29, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    This is beautiful…..I would love to win this.

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    October 29, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    I remember your original post of this craft. I loved it then & I wanted to make one but I font like pistachios (I know I’m weird). I guess I might just have to buy some for this craft & give away the middles, because seeing this again makes me want one!

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    October 30, 2012 at 12:35 am

    This project takes “repurposing” to a whole new level.
    I love it!


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    October 30, 2012 at 12:49 am

    I would love to win this since I never have completed my own. I’ve made piles of the flowers out of the shells, but I’ve never bought the dye to stain them.

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    October 30, 2012 at 2:08 am

    How clever! Such a neat prize! Thanks for sharing!

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    Del Marie
    October 30, 2012 at 4:37 am

    Oh I L-O-V-E this. When you first showed it to us I was in awe. Now the chance to win it. Hoot. Hoot. This is such an amazing price.

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    October 30, 2012 at 5:38 am

    Wow! Your lack of storage is definitely our gain. It si so creative and beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    October 30, 2012 at 6:41 am

    Ooo… Pick me!!!

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    Ann Brooks
    October 30, 2012 at 6:48 am

    I LOVE this and am so impressed that you even came up with the idea. I have followed your blog since I discovered blogging and look forward to getting yours. Have a great day and even if I don’t win yours I am going to attempt to make one. Wish me luck!

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    October 30, 2012 at 7:53 am

    I’d love to win!!! Thanks!!

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    Ayisha J
    October 30, 2012 at 8:32 am

    I’d like to win your succulent garden. It will look great in my kitchen. I wanted to make one myself but unfortunately, I don’t eat pistachios.

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    October 30, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Boy oh boy I hope my name is drawn… I have the perfect spot for it! I remember when you did your post on this and thinking… “that girl has sure got some talent”. Thanks so much for the opportunity to score an A2D original!

    Mr. Randomizer: Pick me, pick me P U L E E S E!

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    October 30, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Wow! This is beautiful. And it would go perfectly with the colors in my living room. Thanks for sharing, Kristi!

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    October 30, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Clever girl!

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    cookie sheldon
    October 30, 2012 at 11:31 am

    How gorgeous. I am now just bringing in my succulent teapot. But they are real succulents. I would LOVE to have this. Please, please, please…………….

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    Dina P.
    October 30, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Absolutely lovely!!!Count me in,please.

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    Venus Pascal
    October 30, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    I love this project! It’s amazingly creative and inspiring. I’d love to be the winner. Thank you for the opportunity and always sharing all your creativity and art with us.

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    October 30, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    This is a lovely piece! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

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    Mary Dailey
    October 30, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    It is fantastic and looks like the real McCoy! Thank you for giving us the chance!

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    Kathleen Bell
    October 30, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    I love this! I had not seen this before. I’m the pistachio girl – I keep a bag of them in my desk at all times.

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    October 30, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Absolutely love this and would be proud to hang it for others to see! Fern

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    October 30, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Whoever wins this beautiful hanging will be one lucky ducky! It’s so beautiful and I know it took you hours and hours to make it. Good luck to all of us!

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    Kelley S.
    October 30, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    All of that work…..I would be honored to win this! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Lori Dobbs
    October 30, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    What a sweet thing to do, Kristi! Whoever the lucky winner will be, will definitely appreciate the time and work it took to make it, and I know will be really blessed to have it as their own. 🙂

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    Wendy C
    October 30, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    I’ve enjoyed seeing your DIY posts and would be honored to have one of your creations. Thanks.

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    October 30, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Simply stunning. I would love to own this!

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    Lauri Gulotta
    October 31, 2012 at 7:55 am

    This is one of my favorite projects that you’ve made–pure artistry! Crossing my fingers…

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    October 31, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Oh,i love this, and know exactly where I’d put it!! 🙂

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    October 31, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    My husband and I are 1st time homeowners and this would look great in our remodeled bathroom!

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    October 31, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Wow that’s cute. I need to eat more pistachios!

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    rose burns
    November 1, 2012 at 8:14 am

    This pistachio shell wreath is exquisite-how did that idea ever occur to you? i am impressed. 🙂

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    Jacinda H.
    November 1, 2012 at 8:55 am

    WOW…gorgeous! Thank you!

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    November 1, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    I happened upon your website through pinterest and love…love…love your projects! This one is one of my favorites! I appreciate the time and thought it took to create such an adorable piece. Keep the projects coming!

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    November 2, 2012 at 7:46 am

    SO COOL! I never would have guessed it was pistachio shells!

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    Mary F
    November 2, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Love this so much…because it is green and beautiful!!

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    Lucy Kessler
    November 2, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    I love this! I would so make if I could! Totally awesome!

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    Suzanne from suburban spunk
    November 2, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    I am obsessed with this. I had to do a double take when I read it was pistachio shells!

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    November 2, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    I absolutely love this! Pick me, please!

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    Christine Lovell
    November 2, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    I’d LOVE to win this. I’ve been eyeing it since you made it. :] You’re so talented!

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    Jamie Haines
    November 2, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Ingenious! I love that you repurposed something most would have just thrown away. Looks fabulous!

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    Kathy Albert
    November 2, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    I can’t believe you are giving this away! It is beautiful!

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    Karen D
    November 2, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Oh how I hope I win this! Love, love, love this! Thanks for the chance to win.

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    November 2, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    I hope I win.

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    Lucy Kessler
    November 2, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    I so want this! Love it! 🙂

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    Rachel M
    November 2, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    i cant believe I almost missed this! would love to win it. it would actually match the color i just painted my front door! ive never owned any kind of a door hanging and ive been meaning to remedy that….

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    Audrey Morris
    November 2, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    How cute!!! I love the colors!

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    Tovah M
    November 3, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Keep kicking the creative butt, kristi! All of your projects are such an inspiration!!

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    Bernadette Visinsky
    November 3, 2012 at 9:12 am

    I really love your kitchen and love the way you decorate!

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    November 6, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Just found this site today… I love it!!!

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