Creating Personalized Gifts For Christmas
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The Christmas season is coming and stores are starting to load the shelves with all kinds of gift items. Soon the malls will be playing holiday songs and donning seasonal decorations in hopes of inspiring would be customers into buying their merchandise. Not that I am against purchasing Christmas gifts but I am quite bored with the normal holiday shopping stampede. That is why I decided to share a few ideas I have. Take a look at creating personalized gifts for giving, with love at Christmas.
A Look At Personalized Gift Options
Now there are a few ways this personalized gift giving idea can be handled. There are certain items that can be purchased from a store and then tweaked with a little hand to hand creativity, and presto chango , the store bought item can be developed into a personalized gift.
The other side of that coin looks like starting from scratch and going all out to design and present a personalized gift that is a one of a kind work expression of creative talent. So it all depends on your talents, abilities and then there is always the time factor to be considered. I know, not everyone has time to personalize gifts. That is not to say that everyone does not have the talent.
I really think that everyone possess creative talents but not everyone feels comfortable expressing their self, and not everyone has the time. Hence I include some ways to bedazzle items that are purchased and then finished with a personal message attached with loving hands.
Simple Ways To Make A Store Bought Item Into A Personalized Gift
The pencils shown in the photos here are just one way to quickly transform an item purchased from a store into a personalized gift made with love. This is just the tip of the iceberg. There are hundreds of items you can buy, already made, and then add a finishing personalized touch. Anything made from wood, plastic, metal, glass, cloth, paper or other paint taking material can be personalized with your loved one's name, birthday or maybe a favorite sport icon. This idea is really limited only by your imagination.
T-shirts can be customized in all kinds of ways with paints or threads. Speaking of cloth, by doing a bit of embroidering, using a machine or stitching by hand, garments can be lovingly personalized into a special Christmas gift. This kind of personalization can be kept to a minimum or one could go all out with their creative juices flowing.
Sequins, rhinestones, rivets and lace can be added to cloth garments, even shoes, hats, scarves and more. Bath towels, kitchen towels and even an oven mitt could be the object of your personalizing creations. Here is a hub I wrote about making a personalized recipe book for someone you know who loves to cook. Cloth kitchen accessories could be gussied up with your creative applications to make a matched set of kitchen items to go with the recipe book. Now you are getting the picture.
Mixed Media Pyrography and Acrylic
Try Woodburning To Personalize Christmas Gifts
This hub has patterns for beginners and some great thoughts on the subject of wood burning, also called pyrographics. This technique is a wonderful craft and a useful way to decorate everything from signs to gourds, boxes to baggage. Jewelry is a great item that can be personalized for a wonderful Christmas gift.
A sign for Dad's office desk or a letter opener are just some ideas about making things from wood and using pyrographic techniques to add that very special, made with love, personalized Christmas gift. I like to use driftwood for my wood burning projects. The wood itself is unusual in shape and the size depends on what you find.
Driftwood can also be purchased and then made into whatever creative idea you come up with.Adding acrylic paint to finished pyrographic designs can take your creativity to a higher level. Mixed media is another art form that lends itself wonderfully to making your own personalized Christmas gifts.
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