2017 Summer Collection Launches June 8th! Win the Giveaway!

Our 2017 Summer Collection is releasing soon and we are ready to get this party started! We are offering our 2017 Summer Collection Giveaway even before we have launched this latest line!

This retail value of $73.00 will be given to one random lucky person who leaves a response to our question, in the comments, below:

Question: Do you have childhood memories of making fun art projects over the summer months? Maybe you created something with a camp counselor or with a parent during a summer road trip?  If so, what is your favorite memory from that time?

You can earn extra entries by leaving separate comments saying you:

Contest ends June 4, 2017 at 11:59pm. The lucky winner will be drawn at random and notified on June 5, 2017.

Good Luck Everyone!

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122 thoughts on “2017 Summer Collection Launches June 8th! Win the Giveaway!

  1. Marcy says:

    I grew up on a farm and we didn’t have extra money for craft items, but my mom always was making something out of nothing. My mom is 92 and we still laugh at some of the crazy things we made. Love the memories.

  2. Christine Hoke says:

    My.most fondest memory of my childhood summer was creating a dollhouse out of cardboard boxes! I would tape the dollhouse walls together after drawing the “wallpaper” designs. I even drew the fridge and furniture on the cardboard walls. It was a lot of fun and a wonderfully creative memory.

  3. Susan says:

    I made those woven potholders just about every day! I remember too using scraps of fabric or old clothes to make doll clothes, sewing them right onto the little dolls since I had no clue how to do buttons or snaps. Thankfully my creativity was nurtured by my mother right into adulthood.

  4. Tracey Workman says:

    I love this collection! I was part of our local library summer reading club when I was a kid, and there was a theme each year. My favorite summer was Pirate themed. We did art projects each week, so gradually the library became more and more decorated, and was fully decorated by the time we ended the summer with a pirate themed costume party. I think I wore every necklace in my mom’s jewelry box, and shower curtains rings on my ears. My love of jewelry started early!

  5. Suzanne Roybal says:

    The project that stands out in my mind was when I went to sixth grade camp. One of the counselors burned my name in a piece of scrap wood with only the sun and a magnifying glass. That inspired my imagination for crafting. We also did a lot of crafts with popsucle sticks and building with them. When I returned home, I begged my mom to buy a pack and I created all kinds of fun things with them!

  6. Meredith McKenna says:

    I always made craft projects when I was young! I always made beaded jewelry or friendship bracelets, or used the bead loom. My mom owned a sewing business making clothes and was always doing some craft. I loved learning sewing or new things from her during the summers when I was off school. It was always so fun, even now as an adult I love crafting and trying new things and incorporating new products in my pieces!! This new line is so cool and I would totally love to win Nunn Design stuff!! (I always enter your giveaways in hopes of winning your super cool stuff!!) Thanks for this giveaway!! <3 <3

  7. Frances Ayers says:

    I was around 8 or 9 and the local recreation center had various art/craft classes and my favorite was a college pin we made with plastic flowers and glue. I can still picture the green and pink flowers I used. I never associated that with my current designs until today. I still love collage pieces although I admit I am a bit more creative now. Thanks for the memory.

  8. Joanne Shuman says:

    My fondest memory was going to bible school in the summer. One summer we made little vests and embellished them. I loved making and wearing that vest. I wish I still had it.

  9. Meredith McKenna says:

    I shared this giveaway on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, etc. I follow you guys on all your social media platforms, and I already subscribe to your blog! Thanks Nunn Designs team!! 😉 <3

  10. Christine DiTrinco says:

    I have always loved arts and crafts. I have such fond memories of spending time with my grandmother during summer break and she was so talented. She taught me to crochet and sew. I recall one summer at her house and I tried to crochet a blanket for my baby doll, and it curled up, all around, and I decided it could just be her hat:). Those summers were fun and created lifetime memories, as I’m now 50!

  11. Rosalin Marte Smith says:

    I taught a summer camp arts and craft class when I was 12 years old. We used found objects from the forest and riverbank. That’s how my passion started for creating beautiful things out of ordinary things. I love Nunn Designs because it allows me to access materials quickly to design in various mediums including found objects, clays, wood, gems.

  12. Ruth Ribeaucourt says:

    Summer of 1991, my Dad and I discovered a computer factory was dumping old circuit boards. We salvaged a few and at home took them apart to create jewellery components. Hours would pass, my dad teaching me to solder and basic wire work and time was lineated only by calls to come to eat lunch / dinner. One of the happiest summer memories.


  13. emily segrest says:

    I went to a weeklong program at our cultural center called imagination art camp. We made paper mache masks, wove baskets, collages and jewelry too. Fun times!

  14. Gillian Cunningham Wright says:

    I remember painting the view across the road from my house of the rocks and the sea during my summer holidays. I loved being out of school for the summer so those are good memories.

  15. Tommie Gillam says:

    My favorite craft project as a child was collecting stones from the future site of I-5 in California. I brought them home by the little red wagon full. When immersed in water, they turned into a sticky gray clay. I made bowls and plates. It was fun, until dad saw the pile of “rocks” I had brought home and made me take them all back to the construction site.

  16. Jen says:

    My favorite memory is when I learned how to work with clay in summer school and throwing my first clay pot The sense of accomplishment I felt. It is so funny to think back on it now, but still makes me smile.

  17. Lizzie Renville says:

    My Mom entered crop art to the MN State Fair. She made amazing corn husk dolls. We worked on seed art, creating pictures by gluing various seeds onto wooden backgrounds. I think my art usually included Snoopy in some way:)

  18. Pam Kossman says:

    Probably drawing something from nature. My parents were simple and very earthy. We lived around much vegetation and water. Also,
    Incorporating that into sewing. I was big on that.

  19. Deb Bonar says:

    During July every childhood summer, I would stay with my grandparents in Brooklyn. When I was 11, they had portraits done in pastels. So I decided to sketch them both in pencil. The portrait of my grandfather looked so much like him, I now have it hanging in my foyer, some 50 years later. I doubt I could do as well today!

  20. Jeanette Moyer says:

    I remember a summer school art class between 7th and 8th grades. We took a magazine ad for inspiration and drew in our favorite style. I drew a beautiful art nuevo flower and scrolls.

  21. Joan Wescott says:

    In the early 60’s, I would walk to our Jr High in the summer where they had arts & crafts free to create. The project that stands out is using plastic flat strips in different colors to make into flat or square braids for key chains. I also created troll clothes out of scraps of clothing. I really love this new collection & can’t wait to get my buy & try items I ordered in May ?. I like Nunn on FB, Instagram, Pinterest & blog❤️❤️❤️

  22. Carol Viggiano says:

    I do have a summer project which I cherish both for its memories and it’s creativity. It is a pin cushion made from strings and random stuffing material made in the art cabin during a two week camp summer stay in upstate New York in the early 70s. It is weaved of string on top with a piece of fabric sewn on the bottom in the shape of a heart. Each time I open my sewing box and hold that youthful creation I can hear Lucky and Ms. Trish gathering the Chippewa cabin girls for all the adventures we were to experience at Camp Oneeta. It among all my 60 years of memories are some of the most vivid recollections…. Joy!
    I’m always so excited to receive your emails … they put me in the mood to drop everything and start snipping wire!

  23. Sally Basile says:

    Some friends and I made cloth dolls of the characters from “Little Women”, with long skirts and blouses with pleats and tucks. It was a wonderful summer project.

  24. Peggy Russell says:

    I have fond memories of making plaster molds & painting them. We also had an annual summer parade with crepe paper & paper plate decorations!

  25. Jennifer Lanio says:

    I remember one summer my parents let me paint my room. It was the early 80s and I wanted to splatter paint the walls and they let me do it! I dipped my paint brush into the buckets and threw it on the walls…it was so much fun!! They regretted the decision years later when they went to sell the house. To repaint the walls and create a flat surface, we had to sand each wall down to get rid of all the dried paint drips.

  26. robin howes says:

    I would lock myself away in my room and spend hours making paper dolls with a complete paper wardrobe. Also making clothes for my Barbies and earrings too.

  27. Belinda says:

    My mom used to make beaded necklaces with the plastic pearls and metal toned rice beads. Some were pretty fancy. I made necklaces out of gum wrappers, the zigzag ones. We would pick dandelions too and use the stems to make long chains and wear them as necklaces.

  28. Lisa P says:

    My mom built me a dollhouse for Xmas one year and we spent some of the weekends and summer months making miniature food and accessories for it! Later I ended up working in a dollhouse miniature store and I still make miniatures today 🙂

  29. Connie Mattos says:

    I think we were usually too busy water-skiing all summer, but I remember my Aunt Barbara used to always bring crafts for us to work on if the weather got bad or just for a break. We did a lot of beading and that was fun. Got me started at an early age!

  30. Mimi Hobbs says:

    Growing up I was very much involved in 4-H and it seems like every summer the quest for great photos was On! My parents spoke to me more than 1 time after receiving calls from the local police department after I inadvertently popped over fences and into places uninvited in order to get the best possible photos! Those are awesome memories!

  31. Merry Jo Thompson says:

    Summertime always equaled wearable art. We rocked the tie dye, assembled patchwork jean skirts and my favorite – bandana halter tops! But perhaps the most exciting craft was spin art – the thrill of choosing the colors and waiting for your creation to reveal itself when it finally stopped spinning – that was summertime and childhood!

  32. Taryn T says:

    I used to love making those pot holders with the looms and latchook projects at summer camp! So much fun!

  33. Suzanne says:

    A neighbor and I used to paint rocks before that was actually a thing. We always had some sort of crafty project going on. Usually, best if it was messy.

  34. Mindy KR says:

    Just one? Never met a creative venture I didn’t love!
    But tiny mosaic tiles, spools of lanyard, bats of tye dye, and stacks of popsicle sticks sure do bring me back. And yes, my early years were mid century.

  35. Frankie says:

    I learned embroidery and cross-stitch from one grandmother and sewing and baking from the other over my summers growing up.

  36. Betsy says:

    I taught myself how to crochet one summer as a child and I am so glad I did. My first attempted square turned into a triangle which I then used as a shawl for a handkerchief doll I had made, ha! No need to throw out a project if you can repurpose it as something else 🙂

  37. Heidi Walley says:

    I was obsessed with making embroidery floss friendship bracelets. The rule was all of gals had to make a wish and tie it around her ankle with a bunch of knots. We couldn’t remove them ourselves, the had to break or fall off naturally. The last one to have her bracelet still on by the end of the summer would have their wish come true. Good times!!

  38. Em says:

    GIMP! We had yards and yards and hundreds of yards of this colourful “plastic string” and we’d create bracelets and necklaces with it weaving it into complicated braids and knots. We’d make hundreds of the bloody things and give them as “gifts” lol strangly, we never saw the grown-ups wear or super special jewellery gifts. Man, we thought we were so cool, like gorgeous, carefree hippies, sitting in the grass making meaningful “art”. I wonder where they all went? Hmm.

  39. Jennifer White says:

    My fav memory is from my childhood when I would go out exploring nature with my aunt. We would pick wildflowers and then my uncle built me a flower press and we would press the flowers. Now I use press flowers in my craft – so it really shaped my business, even!

  40. Lisa Peabody says:

    As an only child left to my own devices in the 70’s, I would make jewelry, trinkets, and talismans with anything I could fine – yarn, string, parts of hangers, putting pennies on railroad tracks, bird feathers. It was comforting yet satisfying to create, and then to be able to carry & wear, and gift, those creations. That’s why I adore your collections – it evokes both memories, and excitement of the new.

  41. Andrea Bersson says:

    My dad was a fine artist and I wasn’t able to draw a straight line with a ruler – I wanted to copy one of his paintings – we sat for a long time while he drew a faint pencil grid on his work. Then he drew a grid on another smaller piece of paper – he showed me how to just draw what was in each box and when I was done, I had a decent representation of his completed work. It took a long time for me to find my ‘voice’ in art but I think I’ve always tried because of the accomplishment I had that summer day.

  42. Leilani says:

    My mother is an artist, so she always had fun projects for us every summer. I remember making dinosaurs out of salt/flour paste and remaking old jewelry into new pieces.

  43. Rakhi M. says:

    Yes! Though in earlier years it was sculpting with mud (a la mud lies!) my dad and I would build things with wood, and mom and I would sew or knit.

  44. Janet Lee says:

    I didn’t have a lot of toys growing up, but we did have a lot of magazines! I would use the blank, white side of a large calendar paper sheet and design my future home on it by dividing the paper into different rooms. Then, I would cut out furniture, appliances, flowers, cars, and other decor items from different magazines to fill my house. I guess it was my version of a doll house!

  45. Jeanette Lauve (Lauve Designs) says:

    I am from New Orleans and as a child spent many summers at our family summer, “Camp High Tide” in Grand Isle, Louisiana. It was and still is a beautiful barrier island on the very tip of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. My Mom and sisters would walk the beach collecting shells, fish bones, dried plant life, driftwood and other beach finds. We would spend the afternoons making driftwood collages with our stash of beach treasures. I would take string and make shell necklaces and bracelets. It is a beautiful memory and really was the start of my passion for designing and creating with natural objects.

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