Friday, December 5, 2008

Home for the Holidays ~ 5 Quick Gifts

Try these quick no muss, no fuss everyone will love it ideas for the holidays.

1. Baby's First Christmas! This is a wonderful gift for new parents or grandparents - make an easy, affordable keepsake with our memory glass frames or let parents update yearly with our memory glass lockets. Simply trim that darling family photo from last year's card, or copy a favorite from a framed family photo in your own home. Place it between the glass panels and you're done. Add jump rings, organza cords, or a simple ribbon. This is sure to be a treasured holiday treat for your friends and family.

 2. Memory Glass Lockets Lovely , artisan-quality, reusable 2-sided glass lockets/ pendants with permanent glass panels, beautifully hand-crafted, soldered top bail and a slide close latch. About 5mm thick. Click to see all 5 shapes This is a WONderful idea for holiday presents and ornaments! Thick enough to hold needlepoint, artwork, locks of baby hair, flowers, evergreen sprigs, misteltoe and other small keepsakes. No sealers, no glues, no coating to apply - just open the locket frame, place your art or photo inside, and slide down the latch to close. We stock these little treasures in 5 shapes: squares, diamonds, rectangles, diagonal squares and triangles (crafty note: triangles make a perfect Christmas tree!).

3. Vintage Santa Glass Ornament

We used one of our 2" top-drilled flat glass blanks, our clear Weldbond sealer, a color copy of a vintage Christmas greeting card, and some scissors. To finish: Coat back side of glass blank with Weldbond, apply image face down, coat back side of image with Weldbond. Use several coats (dry between layers) for outdoor use. Let dry overnight. No excuses - this is EASY! :-) Our glass blanks come in (4) shapes - click here to see them all.

4. Personalized Bamboo Bead Pendants!

Great idea by our friend Anne ~ The letter “A” (for Anne!) trimmed from a perfume box, embellished with leaves from her garden, sealed onto one of our mixed bamboo tiles with Weldbond and strung on 1.5 to 2mm cording to match. Finished with a simple knot and a few coordinating beads.

5. Wine Charms ~ Great Holiday Hostess Gift!

 Here's a fun and quick gift idea. Use a set of our photo charm blanks available in (4) frame styles.

Add recycled art from magazines, postcards, scrapbooking, return address labels, a little clear sealer and some wine charm rings - a great hostess, holiday, any time gift!Add our wine charm and jump rings to finish. $9.99 for a set of 12 available in 4 different styles, or get 144 (1 gross) $74.99 and get everyone on your list done!

Typewriter Key Antique Charm Necklace Letter of your Choice

Ours exclusively! A simple, personalized gift, all ready to give in a cotton-lined box. Arty antiqued typewriter key charm on an 18" silver-plated adjustible leather cord necklace. Gift box included.