GIFT GUIDE FOR THE CRAFT QUEEN
Is your giftee the kind who knows all the aisles in their local Michael’s? Do they get busy during the holidays with custom decorations that belong on top-tier Pinterest boards? Maybe, they’re the kind of crafter whose concocting their own health & beauty products; basking in the healing touch of homemade skincare remedies. Perhaps your giftee is partial to yarn and can whip up a mean sweater. Whatever craft is your giftee’s vice, you can show them how much you appreciate their crafty side this year with one of these craft-centric gifts.
This gorgeous puzzle was designed by Belgian illustrator, Isabelle Vandeplassche. Isabelle uses mainly watercolors and designs her illustrations to remind the viewer of dreams that they don't want to wake from. Each JIGGY puzzle comes in a reusable glass jar and includes a tube of puzzle glue, a straight-edge tool to spread the glue, and a print of the art. JIGGY really takes puzzles to the next level.
PAINTED LEATHER WORKSHOP
If your giftee loves crafts, there is no better gift than a workshop to learn a new skill. This specific workshop explores the art of painting with style and vibrancy on leather. This gift includes a detailed, digital workshop by Kel Cadet-Lyons, a live maker chat Q&A, tools and materials from artisan suppliers (curated by Kel). Why not give an experience as a gift?
APOTHECARY TRIO WORKSHOP
Your giftee will learn to create ulta rich body butter, moisturizing lotion, and natural lavender bath bombs using natural ingredients that benefit skin in this workshop. The gift includes three detailed, digital workshops by Ashley Marie LeBaron, a live maker chat Q&A, and tools & materials from artisan suppliers, curated for you, by Ashley Marie.
HAND POURED SOY WAX CANDLES WORKSHOP
Don't buy your giftee a candle, buy them a workshop to make the candle themselves! This workshop explores the craft of blending fragrances as well as the process of building a wax candle from the ground up. The workshop includes a detailed, digital workshop on the techniques and execution of scent blending and soy candle making by Kristen Pumphrey, a live and recorded maker chat Q&A, and tools and materials from artisan suppliers.
HANDMADE PAPER WORKSHOP
This fun workshop explores the art of handcrafted paper. There are so many uses for paper as it becomes stationary for a letter to a friend, a journaling entry, or a backdrop to photo memories. This workshop includes a detailed, digital workshop by Rae Samuels, a live maker chat Q&A, and tools and materials from artisan suppliers, curated for you, by Rae Samuels.
MICA WATERCOLOR SET
This watercolor set is perfect for any artist or aspiring artist. This set contains a tin palette with six shimmering shades: Arabic Gold, Bronze, Champagne Silver, Copper, Olympic Gold, and Silver. These colors are ideal for adding special effects and highlights to watercolor paintings and also for calligraphy. We honestly cannot get enough of these gorgeous colors!
COZY KNIT CABLED SOCKS WORKSHOP
Over here at Occasional.ly, we love gifting experiences! This cozy knit cabled socks workshop features three unique cabled patterns - so all knitters, intermediate to advanced, will have a cozy sock pattern that is comfortable for both their feet and their skill level. This workshop includes a detailed, digital workshop by Ksenia Naidyon, a live maker chat Q&A, and tools and materials from artisan suppliers.
KIT - FLAMINGO
For giftees who like to color within the lines, this paint-by-number kit will allow just that. This kit includes an 8x10 artist-quality, un-mounted canvas with pre-printed background, non-toxic acrylic paints, and Princeton brush paintbrushes. The painting takes between three to five hours to complete. Your giftee can pour some wine, put on some music, and paint in the lines!
A FLUID ALCOHOL
How fun is this workshop? Learn to build abstract, organic art using ink and alcohol in this workshop. When ink is applied to the cradle board with air or heat, the ink dances across the surface and creates beautiful art. This workshop includes a detailed, digital workshop by Ashley Mahlberg, a live & recorded maker chat Q&A, and tools and materials from artisan suppliers, curated by Ashley.
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