Weekly Wrap Up + Before & After Holiday Contest!

Image above from this D*S Holiday DIY

Tomorrow is officially December so it seemed like the perfect time to kick off the holidays with a makeover contest! I always love seeing how people transform their homes for the winter holidays, so we thought we’d celebrate that switching over of styles with a makeover contest to find the best holiday mantel, table, tree and home exterior.

If you want to enter, here are the details! We can’t wait to see everyone’s beautiful decorations. Happy Holidays! xo, grace

  • Take a photograph of your tree/mantel/table or home exterior undecorated
  • Take a photograph of your tree/mantel/table or home exterior DECORATED for the holidays
  • Send one photo of each (before + after) in an email (attached as single files, no zip files and no links) to SUBMISSIONS at designsponge dot com containing
  • You may enter once in each category (tree, table, mantel and exterior)
  • We’ll post our top 3 in each category and you’ll vote on a winner!
  • The final four winners will receive $250 in USD from Design*Sponge
  • Deadline for entry is December 14th at 10pm EST

Below is a summary of this week’s highlights:



Okay, I know I shouldn’t be bummed about this contest…but I am since I already decorated and don’t want to deconstruct to get the “before” picture! :( Oh well…maybe next time :)

Carl Lana

usually, though I have fantastic ideas, sadly, i just never seem to have the time to execute them….my problem is that I wait too long before I even get into the “spirit”.
this may just spur me to think fast!

Shauna Casey

Shoot! I’m already decorated. But this is such a great idea that I’m sure to reference next November (i get to it early…)for decorating our home. Thanks!