Sneak Peeks & a Workshop Giveaway!!

Hello and Happy Monday!!

The 2013 Artsy Ornaments of Christmas Workshop starts tomorrow!!

I have seen all of the projects now and I wanted to share with you some SNEAK PEEKS!! Everything is amazing and I LOVE the variety of projects from the different teachers!! Wow! Talk about major inspiration!!







This is not even all of the projects you will be making in the class! There is MORE!!

My project for the class >> I am sharing my version of DIY Snow Globes in a mason jar. In my video I walk you through from start to finish – including everything you need and a step by step of how to make them, including all of the tips and tricks I learned the hard way when I figured out how to make these a couple of years ago. I also show you a whole bunch of different versions of these to get your ideas flowing… the images below only show 2 of the many snow globes I will show you in the video!

MaggieHolmesSnowGlobesDIY-2 copy

MaggieHolmesSnowGlobesDIY-1 copy

What I love about this class is that soooo many of the projects can be made as easy DIY Christmas gifts!  I love giving gifts that are homemade because they have such a personal touch to them!!

You stil lhave time to register before it starts! Simply click on the button below to sign up!

REGISTER for the 2013 Artsy Ornaments of Christmas Workshop!

If you didn't see my other post about this workshop and need more details you can view the Arsty Ornaments of Christmas Workshop page here.


I am giving away a spot in the class today as an early Christmas gift to my blog readers!!

To enter, simply comment on this post and tell me something you love about the holidays! I will pick a winner tomorow! Don't worry, if you have already registered, or if you want to register now to secure your spot, and then you win, you will receive a full refund of the registration fee.

Can't wait for this class to start!!! It's definitely making me anxious to get out my holiday decor and start putting everything up!! 

Happy Monday!!


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  • Lindsay
    November 18, 2013 at 11:45 am

    I like watching all the cartoon Christmas movies and drinking eggnog.

  • Carol M
    November 18, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Love being with my family. Enjoy the little ones and their excitement.

  • Michelle
    November 18, 2013 at 11:59 am

    I love the act of giving to others…whether it be gifts, time, or a special favor they need. It always feels so much better to give than to receive.

  • Lisa Hutchinson
    November 18, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    I love the holidays, I get to spend so much time with my friends and family. We have many family traditions that keep us all in touch throughout the year.

  • Lura Brown
    November 18, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    i would love to win a spot, thank you so much for the chance. i am spending this holiday with my daughter, sil, and grandkids, owen, 8 and quinn, 4. so excited. i love giving, have a hard time recieving. i always get everyone a new ornament and sign and date it every year for the tree. xoxo

  • Brandi George
    November 18, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    I love spending time with my family and the excitement of the little ones! Takes me back to when I was young and the magic of this time of the year!

  • Lory
    November 18, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    I’d love to win this snacking class fingers crossed !!!!

  • nicole watson
    November 18, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    i love the family time… and just the sense of wonderment and excitement in the air.

  • Kelly Goree
    November 18, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Love love love the lights!! Thanks Maggie!!

  • Jennifer Darcy
    November 18, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Love being Santa to my 3 little ones!

  • Jenna Lou
    November 18, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Oh wow!! These projects are adorable!! Wish I had more time to craft this holiday season.

  • Amanda
    November 18, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    I love so many things about the holidays, snuggling watching Christmas movies, the music and time with family. One of my favourite things though is making handmade gifts to give to friends and family. Thanks for the chance to win a spot!

  • Kristen
    November 18, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    I love the traditions and spirit of joy that the holidays bring with them!!

  • Andrea
    November 18, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Love love love your 2013 Artsy Ornaments of Christmas Workshop! You guys just make the holidays so much warmer and brighter with your fun and refreshing ideas. Something I love about the holidays? Where to start? One silly thing I love is wrapping presents on a Saturday afternoon while watching cheesy Christmas love stories on the Hallmark channel!!! Merry Christmas!

  • Mary Brockway
    November 18, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    I always have time off from work during the Holidays. More time off is more time with my family!! Love that most I all 🙂

  • Kelly
    November 18, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    I love our family time over the holidays, sitting by the fire, and enjoying our down time together. Thank you for the chance to win this giveaway!

  • Barbara Hernandez
    November 18, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Love the colors, smells, decorations. Most of all the kindness and sharing that comes to the surface this time of year.

  • ruthie knox
    November 18, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    These projects will get me in the mood! can’t wait!

  • Kimi Woolley
    November 18, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    These would make some GREAt presents they are all so CUTE! Thanks for the chance to win! I love the traditions of the holidays and the cooking 🙂

  • Jamie Greene
    November 18, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    I love the decorating:)

  • Jennifer Harrison
    November 18, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    These would make some excellent Christmas presents! Thanks for the chance to win a spot.

  • Mandi Holmes
    November 18, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    I love everything about the holidays. The music, lights, crafts the reason, food, etc.

  • Mandi Holmes
    November 18, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    I love everything about the holidays. The music, lights, crafts the reason, food, etc.

  • Crystal Schaar
    November 18, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    I love to be with family. Things get busy during the year but the holidays bring us together. Would love to win a spot in this course.

  • ruth brower
    November 18, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    i LOVE Christmas music!!!

  • crystal
    November 18, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    I LOVE traditions, Christmas decorating and spending time with family!

  • Connie
    November 18, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    What a great workshop! Thanks for the chance to win! I love being with family. We love getting together cooking and laughing and singing. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year!

  • Hermalyn
    November 18, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    I love how the holidays just bring love and kindness to everyone!!

  • Lillian Child
    November 18, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    My favorite thing about the holidays is our annual family baking day … where everyone from 2 to 92 gathers to frost cookies and decorate gingerbread houses … always SUCH fun to watch the old mingle with the young and to hear stories about Christmas’ gone by while watching frosting and sprinkles fly.

  • Pam D
    November 18, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    I love decorating and that decorating brings the family together ! I love to sit in front of the Tree for hours !!!!!!!

  • Pam D
    November 18, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    What a fun class ! I love all the family gatherings during the holidays….gathering to decorate the tree, singing (well, I call it singing, but can’t carry a tune!). It’s the most wonderful time of the year !

  • DanelleB
    November 18, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    I love watching the excitement of my kids Christmas morning.

  • amber L
    November 18, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    I love seeing my girls faces on Christmas morning!

  • Stepahnie Eaken
    November 18, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    All of the projects look incredible! I love the spoon ornaments!!

  • susan gilman
    November 18, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Love the traditions shared with family over the holidays – starting with Thanksgiving dinner as our favorite part!

  • Jenn Khurshid
    November 18, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    I love making things with my kids.

  • Grandma Shelley
    November 18, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Maggie – you’re mason jars are so cute for Christy’s class…thank you so much for the opportunity to win!

  • Amy W
    November 18, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    This class looks amazing! I love the slowed-down time with my family.

  • Cat
    November 18, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Hello lovely! I really love dragging the box of Christmas books out towards the end of November and seeing how excited my young son gets as he rediscovers much loved favourites and really gets us in the festive spirit in such a lovely way! Xx

  • Cim Allen
    November 18, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    I just love eating and hanging with family .. Christmas seems to be the one time a year you just forget what’s going on in everyday life and everyone is just happy .. I wish I could bottle that feeling for the whole year 🙂

  • Denise
    November 18, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Things i love about Christmas: Friends & family gathering, coziness, Christmas Carols, presents, glitters… My favorite Christmas tradition is getting together with my sisters and nieces/nephews to make Christmas crafts, embellishments, and gift wrapping before our Christmas Eve Dinner at my parents’ house.

  • Sarah Martin
    November 18, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    I love family, music, cookies, snuggle time by the Christmas tree and celebrating Jesus. Would love to win a spot!

  • Andrea Aeschliman
    November 18, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    I love time off work. I love celebrating with family. I love all the yummy Christmas dinners! I love giving my homemade gifts! I love the sights and sounds of this season. I love worshiping with my church family. It is a wonderful time of year.

  • laura huffman
    November 18, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    so many things to love about the season. the first snowfall, Christmas Eve service, decorating the tree as a family, watching the specials on tv with my family. more but it would be a book. thanks for the chance to win. enjoy the day.

  • Pernilla
    November 18, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    I love to spend time with family and friends during Christmas. The holiday gives us time to ski, skate, read, paint and to be together.
    And I’ll just love to join the class and make some of those snow globes. They are just wonderful!

  • Crystal
    November 18, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    I think what I love most is spending time with family and loved ones.

  • vicki
    November 18, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    I love seeing little kids open their gifts, squealing and laughing the entire time.

  • Sharon Osborn
    November 18, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Oh…the stockings, definitely the stockings…love to open them, love even more to buy for them 🙂 I love little things!

  • Katherine Snow
    November 18, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Looks fun! Homemade on a tree is great!

  • Brenda Achter
    November 18, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    All the excitement that little children bring to Christmas and the music.

  • Christine
    November 18, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Making present for everyone is one of my favourites and making christmas cards
    Thank you for a chance for giveaway

  • Sandy Leigh
    November 18, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    I love stitching ornaments and making gingerbread houses. Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

  • Katherine Snow
    November 18, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Looks like fun. Homemade nartsy rock

  • Iris_NL
    November 18, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Since 5 years I am Christian and the meaning of Christmas changed so much since then! Besides this special day I also like the holidays, just like many others, because the family is off from work and we are able to spend quality time together, around a Christmas tree with little presents 🙂

  • Lisa
    November 18, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    I love everything about the holidays! I love getting together with family and friends, the hustle and bustle of the season, the decorations, the holiday music, the anticipation and excitement of Christmas, the christmas cookies, and of course, the CRAFTING!

  • Norma Santiago
    November 18, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    I love to decorate for the holiday

  • Leslie McNeil
    November 18, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    my favorite thing is candles and pinewoodsy aromas in my home, and then… secondly, THIS Ornaments Class! thanks so much for the chance!

  • Lynn
    November 18, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    I love everything about Christmas, family, music, decorations…

  • Dolores
    November 18, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    It’s always fun to get together and Christmas time and see the wonder in the eyes of the little kids. I have some holiday recipes that I make each year and we also take a yearly family picture. Would love a chance to win a free spot in class.

  • suzanne sicuranza
    November 18, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    I love the good food, seeing family i don’t see often and gifts (giving and receiving)

  • Cindy
    November 18, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win. I love decorating for the holidays!

  • MaryAnn
    November 18, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    So excited for this class! My favorite thing about the holiday is finding that *perfect* present for loved ones. Love trying to find that special thing for my favorite people. 🙂

  • Jenny A
    November 18, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    I love all the houses decorated with Christmas lights!

  • Andrea_B.
    November 18, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    I love everything about the holidays. Being with family and friends, all of the lights, music and the cheer in the air. Egg Nog French Toast Christmas morning, mmmmm, doesn’t get much better than this.
    Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the workshop… fingers are crossed!

  • krista
    November 18, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    i love the christmas lights and decorated yard trees! there is something magical seeing entire neighborhoods all lit up and twinkling with holiday spirt!

  • Jenni
    November 18, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    I love Christmas traditions and just the kindness in the air!

  • deb pereira
    November 18, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    this class looks fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win a spot!

  • Jenny
    November 18, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Oh I adore your snow globes Maggie… and this workshops looks amazing… creating gifts for my family and friends is something I love to do… especially at Christmas time…
    Jenny ♥

  • SaraG
    November 18, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    One of my favorite things about the holidays is baking Christmas cookies with my kids. Thanks for a chance to win a spot in the class.

  • Maggie M
    November 18, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    I love everything about the holidays, the cold weather, snow, the Christmas music, but, most especially, baking cookies and making candy to deliver to my neighbors and friends. Would love to win the workshop seat:)

  • Dawn F.
    November 18, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    I love the twinkly lights. Thanks for the chance.

  • Samantha
    November 18, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Being with my family watching Christmas movies. And baking, baking, baking! Thank you!!!!

  • Nix
    November 18, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    I love holidays because people are tend to be nicer specially during Christmas. Even in the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping people still smile at each other. Its also a great time to catch up with family

  • Amy Coose
    November 18, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win!! I love the decorations, there’s nothing better than a decked out house at Christmas!

  • Christina Carnoy
    November 18, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    I love that I get to repeat the same traditions every year, like decorating the tree, hanging the stockings and being santa for my husband and son, going to my brother’s house on Christmas Eve. This year I added and Advent Calendar that I made for my son and we are going to fill up all the drawers with cute little presents for him. I’m sooooooooooooo excited!!!

  • Mai Mucciaro
    November 18, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    I love everything about the holidays especially since I have to little ones. This year I’m attempting to do a Dec Daily. Hopefully I’ll have time to complete it. Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot in your class!

  • Pam Weiler
    November 18, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Christmas ornament are one of my favorite things. I would love to win a spot in this class. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

  • Debbie
    November 18, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    I love spending time with my family!

  • Karen
    November 18, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    What a great prize. I love Christmas, my favourite time of year. We have several family traditions I started when the kids were little. We’re adding a new one this year: a Christmas craft project each weekend of December up to Christmas. This class would fit perfectly with that.

  • anastasia
    November 18, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    I love taking time to decorate the Christmas tree and the house with my boys and I also love Christmas baking! Would love a chance to win – the workshop looks great!

  • Terry McMullen
    November 18, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    I love all the vintage ornaments and decorations I see! They remind me of all our past Christmas’s. Can’t wait to start the projects!

  • Cristina
    November 18, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    I love the magic of this season! Thanks for the chance, I loved your class last year!!

  • Flo
    November 18, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    There are so many things I love about Christmas. The lights, the sounds, the smells it’s all magical even for adults.

  • Rita Montgomery
    November 18, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    I love having all the grandkids together, watching “A Christmas Story” and drinking hot chocolate. Thanks for the chance to be in this great class.

  • Michelle h
    November 18, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    I love spending time in the kitchen baking cookies, it’s definitely a tradition in our home.

  • Cindy Morris
    November 18, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    I love the times with family & cooking together. From the first Christmas carol I hear, I am humming along & in the spirit.

  • Amy
    November 18, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    I love the holidays because I get to spend some wonderful times with family and friends.

  • Roelien
    November 18, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    What I love most is the time spend with family and cherishing these memories for years to come.
    Thank you for the chance to win!

  • Deborah
    November 18, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    I love the possibility of something magical and good happening at this time of year.

  • Carmen Lucero
    November 18, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Maggie, the sneak peeks are just wonderful, I would love to win a spot to learn to make these fantastic projects! My favorite thing about the holidays is that we get to spend time with family!
    Thanks for the chance!
    Carmen L

  • Dawn B
    November 18, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    What I love about the holidays…. NOT the shopping! I love to decorate and find new fun decorating items each year. I LOVE to be together with my family and I love the excited my kids bring to me:)

  • KikiK
    November 19, 2013 at 12:36 am

    I love all the lights and blinky stuff that brighten the house but what I truly adore is the family time. during this season our everyday rhythms fall, the errands change a bit, work takes second place and we have more time all together. thank you for the chance Maggie! looks like a fun class!

  • MichaelaBM
    November 19, 2013 at 1:36 am

    christmas music, scented candles, a hot cup of tea and my family around.

  • Dianaht
    November 19, 2013 at 2:16 am

    what a great giveaway! wow! my fav thing to dress up the tree with my girls! thanks for it and have a great day!!

  • Mary Gardiner
    November 19, 2013 at 2:35 am

    I love going around looking at all the houses decorated with lights, I haven’t done this class before so would love to learn from all you guys 🙂

  • NastenaL
    November 19, 2013 at 3:49 am

    I love Christmas Tree and when my family are together

  • LeslieB
    November 19, 2013 at 4:52 am

    Thanks for the sneak peek and giveaway! My daughter loves the Christmas season! This year, I am putting her in charge of decorations. We will definitely be baking. Thanks again!

  • Kayla F.
    November 19, 2013 at 4:55 am

    I love spending time with my family during the holidays!

  • susie
    November 19, 2013 at 5:28 am

    BAKING COOKIES, ornaments and christmas lights!!!!

  • Lisa Lee
    November 19, 2013 at 5:54 am

    I love everything about Christmas but if I had to narrow it down then it will have to be snuggling on the lounge with my hubby and kids after opening the “Christmas eve box” put on our jammies and watching a Christmas movie ….Just Blissful !
    Hugs xo

  • Jody Spiegelhoff
    November 19, 2013 at 7:17 am

    I love the chaos of watching our children rip open their Christmas gifts and the floor being covered with wrapping paper!

  • Jessica Dougherty
    November 19, 2013 at 7:34 am

    I love how people are especially nice to one another during the holidays. Wish that lasted all year!

  • LeslieB
    November 19, 2013 at 7:51 am

    I love baking christmas cookies, nd seeing neighborhoods all lit up- so Inviting and peaceful! Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Kathleen D
    November 19, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Love getting our tree and having family around. Thanks for the chance to win!

    November 19, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Love th Christmas cookies!

  • Shelly Elsing-Goddard
    November 19, 2013 at 10:35 am

    I love getting together with family members I only see a few times a year. Great time to catch up.

  • Nikki Johnson
    November 19, 2013 at 10:40 am

    My favorite thing about the holiday season is watching my daughters open their gifts on Christmas morning. The are so excited and happy!

  • HeatherO
    November 19, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Oh I love your jars!!
    My fave thing about the Holidays is trying to make it magical/memorable for my kids!

  • Sabrina
    November 19, 2013 at 11:06 am

    I love the family get together’s and the smiling faces on my grandchildren’s faces when they open their presents and I can’t forget about all the baking I get to do!!! Love that one a lot!!

  • Roberta V
    November 19, 2013 at 11:43 am

    I love all the lights and colors of the holidays.

  • Mary Sara P.
    November 19, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Love baking at Christmas time and sharing baked goodies as gifts for family and friends.

  • Beth W
    November 19, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Seeing my sons and grandchildren is always the best part of my holidays for me.

  • Tricia
    November 19, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    I love the sparkles and the twinkly lights and being with family!

  • Tracey Hespe
    November 19, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    I LOVE all the family coming together for Christmas.

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