Archive for December 7, 2011

T’is the Season to get Crafty

Ho ho ho and all that jazz.

On Monday night, we hosted a holiday decoupage gift craft night for the teens.  We decoupaged wooden bangle bracelets:

wooden picture frames:

and glass necklaces:

These make excellent holiday gifts and are fun and relatively simple to make.

http://familycrafts.about.com/cs/decoupage/a/012201a.htm

There are several books on the subject of crafting gifts that you can read to get some ideas as well.  Here are a few of my favorites:

Martha Stewart’s Handmade Holiday Crafts

Listen, there is only one Martha Stewart, so most of the time, I don’t even try.  However, it would be a major fail on my part to leave her off of any craft list, since her stuff is pretty epic.

Christmas Gifts from the Kitchen

Why yes, I would love some homemade candy!  Who wouldn’t? (Don’t answer that.)Lot’s of delicious recipes, including Candied Grapefruit Peel, Lemon-Spice Olives, Chocolate-Marshmallow Fudge, and more–as well as plenty of ideas for creative gift packaging.

World of Geekcraft

Geeks be proud and craft proudly!  Super fun stuff like Super Mario cross-stitch and other fun wacky crafts to please the nerds in your life!

The Star Wars Craft Book

It takes a special type of nerd to love this book, but the Star Wars epic fantasy series is still just as popular today as when it was first shown in the movie theaters. Now with awesome crafts to prove it.

Remember: just because it is better to give than receive doesn’t mean you can’t have fun in the process.  Happy holidays!

Sharon Long

Teen Servics Librarian