How do you give handmade gifts? Do you use an assembly line process and build up stock of one item that you give throughout the year, or do you make a personal gift?
I have a stock of Thank You cards that I pull from when needed. However when it comes to personal gifts, I think of the person I'm giving it to. What they like, what's going on with them, what the event is, etc. As I did below for my Daughter's Teacher and my Sister in Law, I mix all the thoughts and feelings together to come up with my inspiration.
Last week I had the need for a last minute gift. I went to my room and got to work. The present was for a Neice, and she's at a stage in her life that she's really taking a look at what she wants to do for a career, and how she's going to define herself. She's an earthy and creative girl who has an appreciation for wonder.
I took all of those elements and created a message in a bottle. I'm pretty proud of how cute it turned out since I made it in a matter of minutes.
Unfortunately the first one I made broke when I was wrapping it. It was shaped with a thin neck and I loved the way it looked. I didn't have another bottle like it, so I made do with a smaller one, which I still think is rather cute.
Next post I will give ideas on how to draw inspiration from the people and things you love.
Filled with blue sand, fine glitter, message tied to a mini key, and little shells.