This is a sponsored blog post; while the views expressed here were genuinely mine, consideration was paid to me by Vecco DIY Rug Decor to post this story.
Turning a house into a home is something you can be proud of. If you’re creative, crafty and live in the Dallas/Fort Worth-area, Vecco DIY Rug Décor want to invite you and your fellow Texans to show off what Texas pride means to you, all for a good cause.
Vecco DIY Rug Décor and four local non-profits are celebrating Texas Pride from the ground up. Join them on Saturday, November 15th from 6-10 p.m. at Vecco’s One Rug at a Time event to be entered for the chance to win $2,500 and help a local non-profit organization win $5,000.
Leading up to the event, four non-profit organizations (Dwell with Dignity, Dallas Area Fabric Artists, ArtLoveMagic and Groundwork Dallas) will participate in a special rug-making competition using Vecco DIY Rug Decor. Each organization will receive exclusive rug design kits, with instructions to design a rug that illustrates what Texas Pride means to them. The organization whose rug receives the most votes will receive a $5,000 donation from Vecco to help support their cause.
Vecco One Rug at a Time – Saturday November 15
Then, on Saturday, November 15th, you’re invited to join Vecco for an afternoon of live music, local area food trucks, and DIY fun for the entire family! A one-of-a-kind Texas rug mosaic will be on display to benefit Dwell with Dignity. Each piece in the mosaic was created by a local Dallas artist and will be donated to a household in need. In addition, the Texas Pride rugs made by the Dallas art community will be on display.
See the rugs in-person at the event, then cast your vote for your favorite organization’s rug from Monday, November 10, 2014 through Friday, November 14, 2014.
The DIY fun’s not just for design professionals, however! If you are inspired by what you see at the event and want to try your hand at DIY rug décor, you can design and enter a rug in a special, second Texas Pride rug contest, just for individuals.
Vecco will have supplies available for anyone who wants to design a rug and enter—simply be one of the first 100 visitors at Vecco’s One Rug at a Time event at Valley View Mall on Saturday, November 15th from 6-10 p.m. Vecco designers will be on hand to provide instruction and tips to help bring your rug to life.
When your rug is ready, snap a photo of your masterpiece and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your entry. Vecco will post it on a special Texas Pride board on Pinterest, so be sure to share the link with friends and family, and tell them to ‘Like’ your rug photo to cast their vote. The rug that receives the most Likes will win $2,500! Voting begins December 8 and ends on December 17, 2014. The winner will be notified by Vecco by email.
If you want to learn more about creating a Vecco DIY Rug, this video is really cool and super helpful:
For full details about the One Rug at a Time event benefitting Dwell with Dignity, please visit www.veccostudio.com/onerug
For more information about Vecco DIY Rug Décor, please visit http://veccostudio.com.