It’s the thought that counts…The value of homemade gifts.


It’s the thought that counts…The value of homemade gifts.

It’s that time again…holidays are around the corner. Hard to believe, but true. Is it really time to face the malls, the stores, the crowds? YES, but wait, there’s another way. There is nothing more special than receiving a gift for the holidays made especially for YOU! And there is no greater joy than giving the perfect, homemade gift…one that is especially selected and crated for your mom, dad, grandmother, mother-in-law, children, etc. You get the point.

But what to make, how to make it, and when to fine the time? Ah…that’s the hard part. When making a one-of-a-kind, handmade gift, you must start now. Don’t wait till the first blizzard to realize that Christmas Eve is tomorrow, eekks!! Start today. Look through magazines, look through your old craft supplies, and pay attention to color, style, and trends for the holidays.

A great way to make an exceptional and unique gift is to repurpose old items. Go through old boxes of jewelry, craft projects, and kid’s old mementos. Grab a glue stick and get your creativity. You can make a necklace from an old bunch of keys you no longer have locks to; make the perfect key ring from an old bottle cork; or take a shadow box and bejewel it for a new look.

No matter what age, everyone loves to receive a beautiful gift from the heart made especially from you. Some of my favorite gifts, and the ones I will always cherish, were homemade gifts from my children. I will always love them and there isn’t another one just like it on the planet. It doesn’t get much better than that. So grab a glue stick, a bead board, and some creativity and get going…it’s getting cold out and holidays are around the corner.Advanced Earring Class

April Level 1 - Week 2