Finding the perfect gift is never easy, especially when it’s a special occasion for someone you care about as much as your best friend. Other times, you just want a little something to say “I was thinking of you!” or “Hey, I’m so glad you’re a part of my life.” Whatever the occasion, you want gift giving to be spontaneous, fun and easy!
With the holiday season ahead, it is important to remember, that with gift giving, it is the thought that counts. It doesn’t have to be perfect. It just needs to be thoughtful – a remembrance of a private joke, time spent together or reflect their personal interests. Second, it should be inexpensive to avoid the guilt of reciprocal gift giving. In fact, over-gifting can harm a friendship; whereas, an expression of friendship that represents generosity of time and thoughtfulness is almost always appreciated.
This is one of the reasons I named my blog – crafting hugs – because homemade gifts and cards come from the heart. They represent an investment of time (not money) in our friendship. And like a warm hug, homemade gifts and cards are wonderful and unexpected ways to express our appreciation, gratitude, and joy of friendship.
Simply put, it is the thoughtfulness and effort behind the gift that makes it meaningful – like this framed art piece featuring Painted Harvest stamp set.
Recently, I attended a Painted Harvest Framed Art Class taught by Lisa Freeman. In about an hour, she taught us how to recreate her framed art piece which featured Painted Harvest bundle in Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Sahara Sand inks. The Painted Harvest bundle is one of my favorites from the holiday catalog.
This would make a wonderful handmade gift for your friends, sister, mother or mother-in-law. It could be recreated in a different color scheme or select from hundreds of different stamp sets and sentiments for a different theme. For more details on how to make this framed art piece, please visit Lisa Freeman’s Blog by clicking on this link.
Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!