Disclaimer : This post is sponsored by Bombas. All opinions are 100% my own. Also I am obsessed with Shark Tank people.
The Christmas spirit is strong with our family. It’s like a raging machine. And we are in our element right now….the lights are hung, the stockings are up, the tree is ornamented, the cookies are everywhere…including my mouth. It’s like Christmas cheer has exploded all over our house and us and we LOVE IT.
Today I am so excited to share some of that cheer with all of you! We have a fun craft and a partnership with one of my favorite companies – Bombas and a great giveaway just in time for Christmas!
So everyone loves a good stocking stuffer – it can be that fresh smell of an orange or your favorite lipgloss or even new socks! If you love using those stockings as a place to stash new underwear and socks (that’s you mom!), then I highly recommend Bombas socks. I can not tell you enough about these socks but they are worth every cent. They are athletic-leisure socks and they are a sock that seriously makes a difference!
Personally they are my favorite because they actually stay up! I don’t like to have that bunchy sock nonsense going on under my boots with the overlapping of the pant and sock and cuff and whatnot – it literally makes me feel like my legs are suffocating – so I use these Bombas low socks and BOOM. Instant foot happiness. Not only do they stay put but then I am not dealing with the bunchiness (because they are low) or the chaffing of my heel (because they are made with that important heel cushion) and they are super comfortable. Also – no annoying toe bump. Thank you Kris Kringle and all your elves for hand-stitching that for me 🙂
I mean…Gap just recently decided to sell these puppies. Yeah. You know that Gap doesn’t put their name on stuff that isn’t awesome.
And they make pretty darn cute stockings too 🙂
The craft is that super sweet Christmas rack/stocking holder. Isn’t it adorable? And so easy!
I found these cardboard letters at Walmart for $2.99 and decided to make them look like the zinc finish that is super popular on Pinterest.
I used the Metallic Finish spray paint from Rust-Oleum. I am obsessed with this stuff. If you come over and all my trees are metallic….you’ll know why.
It takes a couple solid coats and some scooching of the letters to get all the sides but eventually they are shiny and awesome.
Time to zincify! That’s a word. I should trademark it 🙂
I smeared a little black paint on all the corners and nooks with a sponge brush and then wiped the excess off with the paper towel.
Then I dug a board out of my stash – it was 24.5″ long and I sanded it down and gave it a thick coat of white paint.
After it was dry, I took it back to the sander and banged up the corners and edges for a well worn finish.
Those edges will accept stain so I smeared on Varathane’s Dark Walnut and wiped the face of the board with the paper towel till it looked a little more rustic.
Then I aligned my letters. I used thick tape as my guide and lined up everything so it would fit on the board.
I also marked the edges on the tape so that when I picked up the letters, I would know exactly where to put it back down 🙂
A little adhesive on the back and we are flying high! No pun intended….don’t do drugs unless your doctor prescribed them 🙂
Bada boom bada DRY TIME!
Next came the knobs. I got these shiny little beauties at World Market on clearance – they were marked down to $1 each and they sparkle just right!
I marked the center hole and then did the outer holes 5 inches from the sides. Just drilled a hole and slipped the knob through!
It’s so cute, right!?
I love that it could pull double duty….both as a little rack for scarves or mittens or as a stocking holder! It would be perfect for those people that are mantel-less or have tight spaces! Plus, it just hangs up like a regular coat rack so no damaging the walls 🙂
I loaded it up with mini stockings so that you could see how adorable it really is. And you know what is behind that sock monkey? BOMBAS for kids! That’s right people.
So the letters turned out pretty stellar. They even fooled Jeremy who swore they were metal.
And the little knobs sparkle just right!
But the best part about this post isn’t the craft….although it does come close….it’s the fact that the fine folks at Bombas want to help some folks out with their own stocking stuffers (or if you are greedy, you’ll do the
smart other thing and keep the prize all to yourself!). You can win! And even if you don’t, know that for every sale of the Bombas socks, they donate a pair to someone in need. In fact, since 2013, they have donated over 500K socks! I think that is pretty incredible and I am proud to support this company because of that fact!
(P.s. if you know a CrossFit person…these are perfect for them. Jeremy loves them!)
Ok – so here are the nitty gritty –
- PRIZE: (1) $50 gift Card to Bombas
- NUMBER OF WINNERS : (2) TWO
- TO ENTER : Enter by entering your email below and leave me a comment about which socks you would choose!
- I would LOVE to hear which ones you would choose – bright and colorful or low and solid? You know your socks tell me a lot about you 🙂 Readers must enter their email into the widget to qualify.
- 100% happiness guarantee – If you don’t think they are the most comfortable socks you’ve ever worn they will refund your entire purchase. Really.
- PRIZE SHIPS : Continental U.S.
- NITTY GRITTY : This giveaway closes on Friday, December 18th at 11:59pm EDT. Only one contest entry per email address. The winner will be chosen using Random.org and will be announced in an update to this post the following Friday morning. We will email the winner directly, so please make sure you use your regularly checked email address.
Discount Code: 25% off your purchase using code BOWERPOWERGET25. Applies to your first order, of 4 pairs (or more).