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Feel the Joy of Giving this Christmas

07 December 2017

Shocking to believe, but Christmas is somehow less than a month away! It may feel too early, but if you haven’t already started, now is the perfect time to get sorted, start planning and avoid the chaos of the silly season. Wading through the crowds at shopping centres can take all of the fun out of gift giving, so why not make something personal, yourself?

So, let’s talk gifts! Giving gifts, to be precise.

Though receiving gifts is fun and exciting, the real joy of the holiday is actually found in the giving. Sure, you love ripping into the wrapping paper and finding your next favourite book or a selection of bath bombs in your hands, but how much more do you anticipate the look on a loved one’s face when they open something just right that you spent time thinking about and carefully selecting: the perfect gift that you know they will be thrilled to receive. Or even better – gifting something you’ve created with love, just for them, all by yourself?

If you decide to DIY your Christmas gifts this year, then the time to start crafting – or at the very least, planning – your creations is now.

For instance, if your loved one isn’t a baker but loves a good home-made dessert, you could spend an afternoon baking and decorating their favourite cupcakes or cookies, or make something they absolutely love but don’t often treat themselves to. Making something yourself, at home, means you can tailor your gift perfectly to your loved one’s tastes or dietary requirements. 

Many people spend the holiday season with family, but instead of spending time together staring at screens, make sure it’s quality time spent together. Spend a morning or an afternoon together chatting as you work through a jigsaw. Share your creative skills with the young or young at heart in your household with an activity such as painting mandala stones for some calm in the silly season, folding origami or colouring gorgeously designed illustrations and zentangles from a number of themed books. 

Why not create some gorgeous, personalised glass-art jewellery?

With our Art Maker Create Your Own Glass Stone Art kit, you can create glass-stone art including jewellery like gorgeous rings, pendant necklaces, brooches and hair barrettes that your family, friend, or colleague can enhance any outfit with. 

How to Create a Gorgeous Glass-Art Necklace

In this project, you will learn how to make your first out-of-this-world piece of glass-stone jewellery. why not use this technique to create necklaces to complement different outfits.

Learn how simple it is to create other unique glass-art creations in our Art Maker Create Your Own Glass Stone Art kit.

You can find a variety of other fantastic gift sets at our website to enjoy together with your loved ones over the Christmas season.

Happy holidays!