I know, I know. CHRISTMAS?!? Already? SERIOUSLY? … Yeah. I’m serious. As a heart attack. (Ok. Maybe not a heart attack. But heart burn. And that stuff is serious.)
This year is my year NOT to procrastinate on Christmas. I’ve already started making a list. So what inspired me before even Halloween? Going to the Southern Highland Craft Fair last week right before my whirlwind awesome Girl Camp weekend. That’s what.
I thought, “Shoot! I need to get on Amazon pronto figure this out!” But then I realized, “Hey! I’m artsy. I’m crafty. My friends are super-fantastic and deserve some thought-out gifts!” (Below is a shot of some of these friends at Girl Camp weekend):
While we were hiking back from Rainbow Falls, my friend Michelle planted the seed in my head that we could all make Christmas gifts together. Cool! THEN another friend was kind enough to send me a link to this hilarious video that is, well, craftastic and inspiring:
Bingo. A reason to pull out my gold lame leggings. So what should we make? I’m making a list of ideas including:
1. Shrink Plastic Jewelry. PERFECT for friends you’d like to personalize necklaces, earrings, etc. for.
2. Polymer Clay Bead charms! We could make some skull beads (for those goth friends) or just some colorful polymer clay bead charms.
3. My friend Abby really wants to try to solder something. I have a soldering iron and figure I should whip out the Ultimate Jeweler’s Guide to learn how to handle tools for jewelry making…and probably read the section on ‘safety.’
4. Anything to do with RetroCrafts and also adding glitter to any and everything.
Do you have any ideas for making your own Christmas gifts? If so, please comment! I’d love some more ideas!