PotteryTechnique Tis the Season For Homemade Gifts!

December 6, 2019by daniasmith
Happy holidays! Just like our own, we know your crazy holiday shopping has already begun. We hope you’ll take some time for yourself as well, and come and relax and paint some pottery. Doing crafts like painting pottery or throwing clay on the wheel are fantastic meditative crafts to help you handle the stress of the holidays, and while you’re at it, you can mark some people off your Christmas or Hanukkah list as you create homemade gifts for them. Why take the time to make homemade gifts? Here’s just a few reasons!
 
  1. Share your talents! Every time someone uses the mug you made them or puts out the awesome Christmas decoration you made for them, they will think of you!
  2. Something for the person who has everything. You know there are people on your list who are hard to buy for because they just have everything already. Making them a homemade gift ensures this is an item they haven’t bought themselves.
  3. You create a unique one of a kind gift. No two creations will ever be the same as one another, and this gives each piece you make a special meaning.
  4. It’s thoughtful. Everyone knows how busy everyone is, when you take the time to create something, it makes that gift extra special.
  5. Unexpected surprises. Nothing is more fun than watching someone open a gift and finding something totally unexpected that you’ve made!
  6. Personalization is so significant. Your niece loves frogs and her favorite color is purple? When you give her your homemade purple frog plate, she’ll know you made it just for her, because there’s not another one out there like it.
  7. A treasured gift. We all have homemade gifts that were made for us that we treasure beyond anything that can be bought, so why not also give those kinds of gifts?
  8. You determine the quality. If you’ve ever ordered something online and opened it up to find that the quality is not what you thought it would be, then you understand how important quality is. When you make something homemade, you determine the quality, nobody else.
  9. Doing what you love. When you craft something because you love being creative, it shows. So the gifts you make are not only unique to the person you’re giving them to, they reflect your own uniqueness as well!
  10. Creating memories. You don’t have to come in and paint on your own, bring your friends and family in and create not just one of a kind gifts, but also one of a kind memories with them!