Like junk? Enter the 3000 Followers Event Junk Giveaway!

This giveaway is now closed. Winner to be announced soon!

Thanks so much for all your comments!

I know why you visit here. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe it’s to see what cool things can be created out of what some would consider… junk. ๐Ÿ™‚

Now, if someone were to ask me what a few of my favorite junky things were, my answer bar none would have to be:





woodsy stuff


So… with that in mind, let’s take a little tour of what’s up for grabs for ONE lucky winner in the

3000 Followers Eventย 

~ Junk Giveaway! ~


ย You KNOW I love gears. And the rustier the better.

See those 3 pretty gears all together like? They’re in! And they’re authentic real deal stuff. With real rust and everything.Yum!! ๐Ÿ™‚

(I can see Kolein getting itchy already: if she enters and then actually wins, I’ll throw in a hand sanitizer)


ย Feast your eyes on one of the most unique hangers I’ve ever laid eyes on.

ย Look how rounded the top is! And doesn’t that typography have you curious as to what or who that is?

I waltzed around my home with this hanger wondering what I would do with it. It looks cool above doorways, overtop a picture, grouped together with other vintage hangers, holding up necklaces… whatever! I’ve always been fond of these things and this one will be hard to let go… sigh.


Know what these are? They’re burlap sandbags from the local hardware. Some people put sand in them to avoid floods. Silly silly people. ๐Ÿ™‚

I make no sew pillow cases. Plunk your pillow in, tie up the top and it’s done!

Stenciling something cute on them would really rock. I think you need to show me how.

You got it. A couple of (empty) sand bags will be thrown into this goodie bag no prob!


ย I LOVE 4’s. I just think they look cool.

And I happen to have this unique 11″ tall solid wood old house number that’s waiting for the treatment of your choosing. ๐Ÿ™‚

This is what I did with my 5, same size. They’re BIG!


ย And how about some vintage Bingo cards in perfect condition? They have sort of an off white appearance and they look like NEW.ย 

I think they’d be pretty sweet framed up in a unique way.


ย These, my friends, are the ends of pickets! Let’s call them picket coasters why don’t we. I’ve never seen picket coasters before, so there you have it. A Funky Junk original.

Ohhh… but these are not just ANY random picket ends. Would you like to know what they are a part of?

They are related to my palette desk. You will OWN part of my junkin’ palette desk. ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh ho ho… and then we have….


ย Funky Metal

ย I’m going to go through my special metal bolt stash and find you a handful of the coolest pieces. Look at the heads. Aren’t they so eclectic and weird? (like someone you may know…)

Now don’t be rollin’ your eyes here quite yet… this IS a junk giveaway after all. ๐Ÿ™‚ This is what I did with mine…

I drilled holes into my palette desk and plunked them right in. Desk jewelry!

Can’t wait to see what you come up with. ๐Ÿ™‚

Purposeful Metal

How about this vintage grain scoop?ย 

It looks super adorable holding dried hydrangeas under a rustic ladder on your window sill. ๐Ÿ™‚

And how about one more metal thing?

I’ve had you drooling over mine in the past. And I found an even BIGGER one to give away.

Cool Metal

ย Yup! A big honkin’ย  meat grinder that you too, can house your pens and pencils with if you so desire! Dried hydrangeas would look sweet tumbling out of this. The cat background came off of google.. isn’t it cool? (not true, they just love me is all)

ย It’s a No. 10. Whatever that means. Anyone know? Is that the size? Lemme check to see what mine reads…

Holey moley. Mine’s only a 2… must be size. The pencils in the #10 are half buried which actually works better. My pencils tend to flip out. You got the better deal. ๐Ÿ™‚

This #10 is a total heavyweight! But it’s really really cool so I want to send it to some lucky duck that appreciates this kinda stuff.

Vintage Metal Typographyย 

with a touch of Rustic Rust

ย Oh gosh… this one’s makin’ me jittery. I’ve had this tin FOREVER. Years. I’ve always loved it. What is says, what it looks like, and now that TEAL is in so big. I love this tin and I totally want to see this in your home if you win it because I’m also sending you official adoption papers on this one. ๐Ÿ™‚

Yeah yeah I know… I bond with my junk. What can I say.

So.. desire to own a piece of Funky Junk history? Here’s your chance!

How to enter the FJI Junk Draw

Tell me which is your fav item above, and you’re entered!

Are you a follower or subscriber of Funky Junk? Comment to enter again!

Blog, Facebook or Tweet the giveaway and comment to enter again!

Giveaway will be open for 1 week, ending Tues Oct 19, midnight. ONE winner will be chosen by Winner must have a method of contact avail to me… either an email or blog.

Good luck friends! Spread the word and keep junkin’!

If you’re a Facebook user, you’ve seen a sneak peek of something I was debating on giving away. I’m still refining the idea, so that event will come in the future. ๐Ÿ™‚

ย The next themed linkup is picture frame ideas.ย 

I have a new one I created I’ll be revealing on the weekend. Quick! Make yours and join me. ๐Ÿ™‚

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354 thoughts on “Like junk? Enter the 3000 Followers Event Junk Giveaway!

  1. Though it was very hard to choose, I think the hanger is my favorite. I do love old wooden hangers. (I have one from 5th grade with my name written in my mother’s handwriting. We had to take a hanger to school to hang our jackets on. Too cool that I still have it!)

  2. My favorite of the bunch is the tyopgraphy! Just because I can see myself doing exactly what you did with your 5, and it would go perfectly in my house! Such a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!


  3. Ooooh, who knew a Tuesday could bring so much excitement?? I’m a follower and I love the scoop, but the little screw with ABC on it is a close second. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the junky fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I collect antique hangers so that is the first thing that cause the drool to roll, but the scoop and bolts got me too!! So fun!

  5. Posted on Photomomma on Twitter.
    This is seriously a Junkers Dream. Sitting on the couch and having junk delivered to you? Wowsa!

    That grain scoop is calling to my heart.

  6. What an amazing give away from an amazingly crafty gal! Love it! If I must, I would have to say the hanger or the gears. I have several gears just waiting for my bathroom to be complete. I can these right along beside them. Congrats Donna!

  7. Omigosh, omigosh, omigosh — I have to name just ONE of those items as my favorite?!?! Really, though? Just ONE? Aaaargh! How can I do that when EVERY.SINGLE.ITEM you’re giving away plays SO perfectly into projects I’m already working on myself? No kidding. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE! Okay, okay, lemme see… I’ve written down each one of them and I’m going to close my eyes and just point to one to name as my “favorite” (although we both know they’re ALL so “favorite” with me that I want to bring them home and call them George). Ready?

    [insert drum roll…]

    It’s the bolts. No, wait! It’s the gears! No, no, the burlap, I mean. Or the meat grinder, yeah, the meat grinder!

    Fine! Meat grinder (and grain scoop and wafer tin and numbers and hanger and…) it is. The meat grinder is my favorite! (Geez, who knew reading Funky Junk was going to be such a “Sophie’s Choice” proposition? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Hi. Me again. I’m also following you on Twitter. (Where I will most likely never participate except as a reader because omigosh, did you see how long my previous comment to you was? I’m barely started at 140 characters! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Er, I mean I follow you here (for purposes of giveaway entry rules), but ALSO on Twitter.

    Or something. You get the idea. You kids and your newfangled devices… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. It’s so hard to chose a favorite. The gears would be perfect for my son’s room. The hanger would be perfect for my daughter’s room. The grain scoop or meat grinder would be perfect for my kitchen.

  11. I am not only a follower, but a fellow rust lover. In fact a few weeks ago i was at a garage sale and tried to buy a rusty old water meter cover. The guy had to tell me twice that it “is’ his water meter cover. We had a good laugh…but i’m still secretly hoping he’ll sell it.

  12. I am ALL about numbers and as the number 4 happened to be my volleyball number and my dad’s softball number and my sister’s number was 44, that 4 has me hoping that fate takes a hand!

  13. SO much junkin’ goodness here – It would be an HONOR (an HONOR, I tell ya!) to use win those pickets, and everything is just wonderful in its own vintage, rusty, woodsy, typographical way! But, I would have to pick the grain scoop as my favorite piece. Crossing fingers and toes – thank you for the opportunity to win, and CONGRATS on all those followers!!

  14. Hi Donna,
    I’m still so amazed that you’re over 3,000 followers… WOW!! Congratulations!! That’s some pretty cool junk you’re giving away. My fav is the vintage grain scoop.
    Thanks for the chance to win, my friend! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hugs ~ Jo

  15. Ok, ALL my Facebook buddies know to get over here and see you! I had to drool on that tin again. See, I just painted my walls aqua bay, oh yeah, it would look lovely with all my stuff!

  16. AAHH!! That is me screaming because I love all of this so much. My favorite has to be the gears. I love the industrial, farm sorta junk. I love the shapes, the collection, the rust…need I go on?! Please enter my name. Thanks!

  17. DONNA!!!!! *shouting real loud at ya!* HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT THE SHIPPING COST OF THIS STUFF????

    OK, I would have NO CLUE ON THIS EARTH OR ANY OTHER PLANET what I would do with any of this? Why are we friends?

    And I roared when I read your comment about the hand sanitizer because if you could have seen my face when I looked at those gears and thought, “They’d scratch me!” Can you throw in some band aids and Neosporin?

    OH my! And all the folks above really dig this stuff!! Now don’t get me wrong I dig it too… on your blog!!! You are by far one of the most creative people I have ever “met”! And I just adore your WAYS of doing things. But honestly. I don’t know what else to say.

    Does this mean I voted?


  18. I follow FJI daily on Google Reader. I think you must be my spiritual doppelganger–I LOVe what you do with “stuff”. And I go back to look at your stenciled stairway almost weekly–I’m in awe!

  19. It’s so hard to pick my favorite, but I guess it would be the meat grinder. I’m lusting over the gears and coat hanger, too. My email address is mishkasmom92atyahoodotcom

  20. You are the greatest junker giver, ever! You know I love the burlap bags! And the meat grinder #10 comes in a close second:)
    Becky C
    Buckets of Burlap

  21. You are so generous! I love all those wonderful junky things, but my favorite is the meat grinder!!
    Thank you so much for treating us so well!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. I never in my life thought I’d be entering to win “junk” and be super excited about it.

    My fave is the meat grinder. My grandparents had one and I remember my grandfather helping my grandma by grinding the meat. When I went to back to Cuba some years ago, I took somethings from my childhood with me (can you imagine toting a rocking zebra?). When I walk into antique stores, I find things (like meat grinders, wood retractable measuring stick, potato sacks, to name a few) that could be found in my grandparents house. I wish I would have thought to take more with me. Aren’t you glad you asked?!

  23. I love the rusty gears! I’ve become obsessed with rusty handles lately, old water faucet handles, cranks, etc.

    I love all of your funky ideas and the inspiration they give us all.

    Thank you!

  24. All lovely!!! I think I like the scoop…and I love how you displayed the hydrangias in it. I will be buying a new house soon and want to have some junky vignettes in it. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  25. I love the scoop,oh and the gears, and the hanger, and the picket coasters….and the meat grinder..all of the above please??????
    Will you send to me in Australia, if I win, which Im hoping I will, I just love all that you do!

  26. I am so drooling over the meat grinder!! I so need it!! My stomach did flip flops when you said it was part of the deal!!! Count me in for sure.

  27. Well I am quite sure you don’t want to send those heavy weight items all the way to Europe but can I just say that clothes hanger has my name on it. Well not my name but it is Dutch so I kind of feel entitled. It says. Chr(istiaan) Schotanus and sons and then the name of a tiny place in Holland. I googled them for you and found a webpage of the historical society of Minnertsga and a newspaper clipping stating that on 13 juni 1925 they hang the flag out because of the 40 years of employment of one of the workhands. Schotanus and his sons had a clothing shop/factory.
    See, that clothes hanger has my name on it!

    Anyway fabulous giveaway, and you are brave to put so many solid wood and metal items in a box to ship them.

    Love, M

  28. I love it all!!! My favorite is the vintage hanger. I am running over to my mom and dad’s later today as I recall something very similar.

  29. I am a follower and love seeing how you use your “junk”. I love junk but have a hard time using it in ways so it doesn’t look like junk. Thanks for all the ideas!

  30. Wow, that all I can say! I follow you blog every single day from the other side of Canada and can’t wait each day to see what you’re up to. I love the scoop and it would look awesome right next to my #2 meat grinder on my window sill. Love it!

  31. I can’t decide. It’s a toss up between the burlap pillow bags and the picket coasters. Most of all, though, I’d like to win you coming to my house and decorating for me!

  32. Hey! Found your site recently and am loving every post! Decisions, decisions–the grinder and Christie’s biscuits are marvelous. The grinder, I think, would have to be my pick. Have a great, great week! MaryC (

  33. Ooh, what a great giveaway! As a papercrafter my favorite is the set of vintage bingo cards but a close second is the grain scoop. I also plan to go check out my local stores for some burlap sand bags so I can stencil some pillows! Thanks for the idea!

  34. Incredibly difficult to choose one, but I will say the hangers, just cause I gotta choose!

    Great bunch of treasures, and congratulations on your 3,000 followers!!!

    Love you ‘article’ on facebook. Did not know you were there. Do we just share there if we have had some big clean out lately?? I cleaned out my garage/storage at the store. FELT SOOO GOOD!

    hugs and blessings

    barbara jean

  35. After much thought and consideration on the placement in the house…I would HAVE to pick the grain scoop. I think it would do beautifully in my house. I can see turning it into a shelf as well. I love junk and sometimes I don’t know why certain items call to me but they always find a spot in my heart and home.

  36. Oh my gosh I loooooove everything!
    The gears are way too cool! And would be the perfect gift to my daughter whom is infatuated with gears {She has a gear tattoo and a gear table}
    And the burlap and grain scoop Fun Fun Fun decorating props!

    Thank you for offering this amazing give away!

    Smiles, Dolly

  37. Donna – This is fabulous and you are most generous! Yes, we do tune in to see what you can do with very ‘cool’ junk! I’m a reader/subscriber and my favorite, if I HAVE to choose just one, would be the big wooden number 4! The grain scoop is cool, the burlap sacks are cool, and might I say, you have good taste, cuz everything is eye candy to a make-do decorator!
    Please enter me, most definitely!!

  38. Back – I added the link on facebook for my friends. Keeping my fingers crossed, however, my typing may vr a lkrre finnt. Okay, that’s not going to work:). Hoping without crossing fingers…

  39. Oh so hard to choose! But it would have to be the meat grinder. My grandmother had one on her screened porch off her kitchen. I remember sitting on the quilt box and watching her make venison sausage! Mmmmmm.

  40. All that junky goodness!! How wonderful would it be to win that!!!! It is so hard to pick just one, but I have to say the 4. I love them. I truly do. ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. I follow you… and it is hard to say which is coolest, the number 4 or the hanger. Both really are special. Then the number ten meat chopper is so heavy metal. I say the number 4, because I have 4 cats, there are 4 windows in my bedroom and 4 pillows on my bed.

  42. Oh my mouth is watering,my hands are sweating just looking at all this wonderful stuff. You want me to pick just one? Hmmm. I guess it must be the rusty gears. I am a follower and a subscriber. I wouldn’t want to chance missing a post. ;]


  43. Loving EVERY SINGLE creative and clever item that you have loaded into this AB FAB Give Away! I find it most difficult to say that any one item is my favorite…… these are my favorite categories of Junk (Note the capitalization of this most important subject matter!!!) If I had to pick just ONE it would be the meat grinder (proudly mounted at my side) so that I would feel that constant connection to FJI everyday at my desk. Not to be greedy, but I think you’d have to toss in one of those fab coasters for my drink too just as the icing on the grinder so to speak! Of course, I won’t reject ANY of it if I win, but I’d gladly trade it all back to you just to hang out in FJI world for a day!!!! Thanks for sharing your Junky Genius with other like minded souls.
    Hand sanitizer?!?!?! Now that just takes all the fun out of RUST!!!!!

  44. EVERYTHING is great, so if you have anything leftover, you know who will take it! LOL

    But if I have to choose it would be the Christie’s Cheese Crackers Tin!

    Awesome job~you inspire me to see things in new ways!

  45. I thought it was going to be hard to pick, but you made it easy at the end. My favorite is the Cheese Wafers tin. I have a collection of vintage tins and this would it in perfectly.


  46. Wow Donna, how do you manage to come up with all these things? And where ever do you find the time?!?! What a lovely giveaway from a sweet, and lovely person! But to come up with just one of these fabulous items to pick, that’s like asking me to pick just one kid…but if I must…I would go with….The Vintage Metal Typography. I love old canisters. There is always something you can hide in them!! I’m preping to join in the One Room challenge…thanks for the boost!


  47. Wow, so MANY choices! But, after lots thought, I think my favorite are the rusty metal gears. They would look so cool upstairs in my family room with my maps, and my rusty metal cowbell, cow tag, and two other odd cow related pieces of metal. I love everything you are offering. Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  48. Just discovered your blog via a friend. Love it and will become a follower! Each of these items stirs something within me, but I’ll go with the gears as my fav. Thanks for all the great ideas and the chance to win wonderful things!

  49. I love that big old scoop Donna! I have my grandmother’s grinder and that sucker is heavy! Of course you know I am a follower and have been for awhile. xo

  50. I just found your blog tonight while looking for funky decorating ideas! I LOVE it!!!

    My favorite item is the number 4; I have new obsession forming w/ letters and numbers.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  51. It is so great to see that there are kindred spirits out there. I absolutely LOVE the gears. I am always on the look out for a big metal gear or better yet an old wooden cog from a factory or mill. I have big plans for one of those. I love gears so much that I took apart my used up Glue Glider cartridge so I could use the gears for a card I plan to make. I also love the hanger, burlap bags, scoop… Melissa az sunflower girl1 at america on line dot com.

  52. It’s hard to choose because I love me some junk. However, I have to choose the meat grinder with the pencils in it. I can see it filled with greens for Christmas!

  53. I am a faithful follower and would love to have you follow me if you are interested. I can’t offer you nearly as much talent as you offer me, but who knows, you might enjoy the little bit I have.

  54. The gears, oh my whiskers, THE GEARS! I think I am hyperventilating times two. No make that three times hyper on the ventilating. GEARS!!?! Lusting after the gears! – did I already mention that? You know about the gears? Oh I did? Okay, then you know I LOVE the gears! And the rust!!!!

    Romeo and “her” who loves the gears

  55. Oops sorry too much oxygen from hyperventilating….I am also a follower! A happy follower!

    Thanks for including me or at least allowing me to comment….on the gears…..


    Romeo and “her”

  56. Now for my selection..I collect the vintage coat hangers..and it is fasinating the history behind them…but to think outside the box..I would choose the bolts..I can already see an idea for them. Thank you for doing this.

    Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham