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If you’re dreaming of a magical wedding day filled with vintage charm and sweet surprises, be sure to grab a copy of Tinkered Treasures by Elyse Major! This lovely book is brimming over with ideas including more than 35 handmade projects that will add a touch of whimsy to your wedding celebrations and beyond. I’ve long been a fan of Elyse’s charming blog, also called Tinkered Treasures, and was thrilled when I received a copy from Cico Books to review. The official release date for the book is February 14th, but if you can’t wait till then don’t fret, I’m giving away a copy of the book here on the DIY Weddings blog! Simply leave a comment in this post by midnight CST on Monday, February 11th, 2013 for your chance to win!

In the meantime, here are some snippets from the book to inspire and delight you!

Tinkered Treasures Clothespins

I can think of so many uses for these pretty little paper-covered wooden clothespins found in Chapter 1: Tinkering Sundries! Attach magnets to the back for favors, use them to string photos, bunting, or even escort cards at showers and receptions. Or clip them to the top of trinket or candy-filled bags to secure them.

Tinkered Treasures Cupcake Flags & Bunting

Chapter 2: Tinkering Supplies, offers wonderful ways to elevate practical objects like ceramic tiles, magnets, shipping tags, or even the humble toothpick, as in the cupcake flags and bunting shown above. You’ll never look at the office supply store, home improvement center, or even the baking aisle the same way again!

Tinkered Treasures Hanging Spice Jars

Go eco-chic with the fun ideas in Chapter 3: Tinkering Recyclables. Discarded glass spice jars become objects of beauty with a bit of pretty paper, some wire, and a few posies. Tin cans are transformed into pretty containers, and paper lunch bags become stylish favors for your guests.

Tinkered Treasures Journal Cover

Chapter 4: Tinkering Bits & Bobs, shares how to turn all those lovely little scraps we stash away into fanciful journals, fabric garlands, bunting, bookmarks, and loads of other embellished accessories.

Tinkered Treasures Book Cover


As a little girl, I loved pretty little bits and pieces, and I still remember the small boxes I used to gather my treasures, and the many happy hours I spent sifting through them and arranging them. Reading Tinkered Treasures is like opening up those boxes all over again and rediscovering the magic and delight that everyday objects can hold. I’m so happy to share this wonderful book with all the readers here at DIY Weddings, and I know you’ll love it as much as I do! Be sure to leave your comment on this post for your chance to win a copy of Tinkered Treasures. Best wishes to all the entrants, and many thanks to Elyse Major and Cico Books for this lovely read!

Tinkered Treasures by Elyse Major is published by Cico Books at £12.99 and is available from www.cicobooks.com





By Kimberly Jones


67 Comments so far

  1. Ale on February 5, 2013 12:23 pm

    Hi the book looks really interesting.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Costa Rica

  2. lynaeve on February 5, 2013 12:31 pm

    thanks for the chance! I love this giveaway.

  3. Emma Bonsall on February 5, 2013 12:54 pm

    This looks so cute. Would love to get my hands on a copy

  4. Julie Aubert on February 5, 2013 3:46 pm

    Looks great – I’d love to win

  5. Kaitlin Boles on February 5, 2013 3:47 pm

    Looks like there are alot of neat ideas in this book! Definitely would come in handy with my wedding planning! Thank you for an awesome giveaway! Good luck to everyone who enters!

  6. melanie on February 5, 2013 3:48 pm

    Ooooh such a great book I hope I win ..

  7. crystal on February 5, 2013 4:15 pm

    Looks to be a very interesting book, with cool idea, good luck to everyone. Thanks for the giveaway. :)

  8. Carolyn on February 5, 2013 5:58 pm

    Oh my gosh, the book looks lovely. I love little trinkets and things, this would be perfect!

  9. domestic diva on February 5, 2013 6:58 pm

    Lovely! THanks for the chance.

  10. ellen lai on February 5, 2013 7:09 pm

    Sweet projects! Would love to win, they are definitely the type of projects i like.

  11. Michelle Mathey on February 5, 2013 8:43 pm

    Looks like this book is chock full of gorgeous pictures and ideas that would cause one to look at it over and over again! Thanks for the chance to win!

  12. Macy on February 6, 2013 1:52 am

    Looks like a lovely book – so much eye candy! Thanks for the chance.

  13. Dana on February 6, 2013 1:54 am

    What a wonderful giveaway :) I’d love to win this, Thanks for the chance..

  14. ColleenB. on February 6, 2013 2:16 am

    From the looks of it, looks like a pretty awesome book;filled with many wonderful projects.
    Thank you

  15. Joan on February 6, 2013 2:16 am

    The colors, the buttons – Wonderful look!

  16. Anne Marie on February 6, 2013 4:21 am

    Book sounds beautiful – would be fun to win this.

  17. Penny on February 6, 2013 4:22 am

    I have a friend getting married soon… we love handmade and vintage inspired so I hope I win.
    Thanks for the giveaway and Blessings to All!

  18. Carina on February 6, 2013 4:53 am

    Such pretty stuff – what a great birthday present to myself it would be. Thank you!

  19. Tracy on February 6, 2013 6:01 am

    I can not wait until to see this book! It’s just..so “me” Ü Thanks for the chance to win!

  20. Deb on February 6, 2013 6:07 am

    As an avid collector of buttons, lace and ribbon I find the book very enticing!

  21. Jaan L of Tx on February 6, 2013 6:11 am

    I still have little trinket boxes that I keep odd things that I have collected. Love going through my little boxes to see what I have. Thanks.

  22. elyse on February 6, 2013 6:33 am

    greetings and warmest thank yous for this lovely review!!! i’m speechless!

    thank you again!


  23. Nancy on February 6, 2013 6:56 am

    I am a Fan of Elyse’s too! Thanks for the chance to win!!


  24. Mary Mac on February 6, 2013 7:13 am

    I love vintage inspired books and the page you have shown are just beautiful.

  25. cindy corbett on February 6, 2013 8:05 am

    I love to create and with such little time in
    my schedule this would be a great book to inspire me to do these beautiful crafts.

  26. lynn on February 6, 2013 8:28 am

    looks super sweet. thank you.

  27. deborah fielding on February 6, 2013 9:20 am

    Great giveaway, I have this wonderful book already but would love to give one to my friend :)

    Bee happy x

  28. Honora on February 6, 2013 9:53 am

    I too am a collector and lover of things! This book looks very inspirational. I might just have to open up my boxes of treasures and play.

  29. Jennifer Payan on February 6, 2013 10:06 am

    This book looks so darling! I would love to win. Thank you so much!

  30. patty on February 6, 2013 10:19 am

    love to win looks like the things i like to try and make thanks for the chance

  31. Anne in NC on February 6, 2013 10:52 am

    What a gorgeous book! Thanks for the chance to win!

  32. karen b on February 6, 2013 11:06 am

    What a wonderful book. I have many treasures and I love to tinker, so I would love a chance to win this. Thank you.

  33. Theresa on February 6, 2013 11:23 am

    I bet this book is a treasure chest of projects to do. Would love to be able to look inside.

  34. Connie | Daydream In Color on February 6, 2013 11:37 am

    What beautiful ideas! I’d love to win this book!

  35. Karey on February 6, 2013 11:51 am

    What wonderful ideas!!

  36. Marlene on February 6, 2013 11:53 am

    This book looks amazing, I would love to win a copy. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway.

  37. Janet Lopes on February 6, 2013 1:21 pm


  38. Heather on February 6, 2013 1:49 pm

    The book looks adorable!

  39. Cassidy on February 6, 2013 1:49 pm

    This looks like a sweet, inspirational book. I am a lover of treasures. I have many vintage buttons, fabric scraps, trims, laces etc.! This book looks like it could help me find ways to use these trinkets! Thanks!

  40. theresa on February 6, 2013 1:51 pm

    what a fabulous book! would be perfect for a frugalista like me! Good luck everyone! x

  41. manuela on February 6, 2013 1:53 pm

    thank a lot for the chance!!!
    the book looks great, hope to win ;)!!
    have a nice day

  42. Wendy Lynch on February 6, 2013 2:09 pm

    I just want to curl up with this book! It reminds me of my grandmother’s house. Thanks for the giveaway!

  43. Susan Jordon on February 6, 2013 2:11 pm

    I would love to add this to my craft books and start making things from it. I shuffle my books weekly and make a prize from that particular book.

  44. sarah on February 6, 2013 2:17 pm

    awesome giveaway! this book looks really fun!

    good luck to all!

  45. Debbie on February 6, 2013 3:45 pm

    Love it :)

  46. jane d on February 6, 2013 4:23 pm

    Such beautiful ideas!

  47. Kathy on February 6, 2013 6:10 pm

    From what you discussed its full of great projects – and cute way to display a book without showing everything. Can you include those trays too?

  48. Wilhelmina Margalis on February 6, 2013 8:30 pm

    Can’t wait to get crafting with this lovely book…fingers crossed!

  49. Annie Guthrie on February 6, 2013 8:31 pm

    Elyse takes the ordinary, every day stuff that we throw in the recycle bin and makes something absolutely adorable out of it. I find her to be a real treasure and I’d love to win her book.

  50. Jane T on February 6, 2013 9:27 pm

    The book sounds delightful and especially for people who love tiny bits of things.

  51. Leesa Miller on February 6, 2013 10:58 pm

    I love craft books and would love to get this one.

  52. karrie smith on February 7, 2013 3:43 am

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  53. Paula on February 7, 2013 9:54 am

    Love the trinket ideas. It’s the little things that make life special. Thanks for the offer to win the book.

  54. Tiffany on February 7, 2013 1:06 pm

    So cool that I found this!! I am in the becoming stages of planning my very own, handmade, charming, little, budget friendly, wedding! I love all things vintage and am actually thinking of the Colorado mint and coral. I think I’d love this book!! :)

  55. nitza nater on February 7, 2013 1:59 pm

    Well designed book! Love the pastel colors!I will be the luckiest girl if I win this book! :)

  56. nitza nater on February 7, 2013 2:03 pm

    Well designed book! Love the pastel colors. I’ll be the luckiest girl if I win this book! :)

  57. becky derry on February 7, 2013 3:13 pm

    thank-you for the preview looks like a great book and thank-you for the giveaway chance

  58. Jowyn Jenson on February 8, 2013 10:01 am

    Looks like a lovely book. Hope I win!

  59. Monica on February 8, 2013 11:22 am

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  60. Sylvia/LittleTreasures on February 9, 2013 8:52 am

    Oh does this look fun. I truly love all the colors I am seeing and I bet the inspiration within is pure fun. Thanks for the chance to win.

  61. nancy benaway on February 9, 2013 9:28 pm

    Would love to have. Having a wedding next spring.

  62. Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) on February 10, 2013 4:00 pm

    Oooh, this book looks full of cute ideas!!!

  63. Amy Vanpool on February 10, 2013 7:51 pm

    I would love this book! It looks amazing!

  64. Amy Vanpool on February 10, 2013 7:54 pm

    This looks like a beautiful book! I would love to win it.

  65. Michelle on February 10, 2013 9:58 pm

    Oh my…such goodies! Thanks for a chance to win!

  66. Kim Reid on February 11, 2013 2:54 am

    I would love a chance to win this fabulous book, thanks!!

  67. Christine Bailey on February 11, 2013 3:47 am

    So glad you are doing a giveaway, this book is right up my alley when it ocmes to crafting, moving and living in a new apartment I’d love to have a copy to use it to decorate! :) Thank you!

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