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How To: Mosaic Art To Make For Christmas Gifts
Glass Crafts Ideas For Presents
There is something special about glass mosaic art that has a special appeal as a Christmas gift.
What is more beautiful then to receive a homemade Christmas present that has been hand crafted by someone who really loves you!
It is a testimony to you personally, a gift of love, a present that you will treasure forever because that person took time away from their busy schedule to make something special just for you...something very special for a very special person!
It may not be perfect, or considered a piece of art, but it is the perfect gift. A gift from the heart.
Following are special presents that you can make for the "special someone" in your life. A friend, family member, or for someone that has done something special for you or your family.
Christmas is a time for giving and sharing, it is not the cost of the gift it is the remembering, the gift that says I care.
Glass Mosaic Oil Lamp - A Simple Craft
Oil lamps have been used as a source of illumination since man first discovered fire. A symbol for joy and prosperity, for hope,and even for life itself, oil lamps have lit the path of civilization for centuries. They have inspired great passions and stood vigil through the dark nights when only the flickering of its flame could be seen.
This little oil lamp gifted with a crafters love will make a lasting gift. Simple and so easy to make you will not find a nicer heartfelt present to give. For complete directions and a material list go to Crafting Stained Glass Mosaic Bottles For Creative Keepsakes
These beautiful glass Christmas tree ornaments are traditionally given as symbols of friendship. Their round globe signifies the eternal bond between friends. Their light enhancing sparkle will bring memories of special times as their colors swirl and mingle across the surface of the ball enhancing each other just as the talents and varied personalities of your friends bring color to your life. So simple to craft yet so meaningful to give, just like friends...no two will ever be alike.
Directions can be found at Glass Ornament Crafting.
Personalized Stepping Stone
A small hand print, footprint or written message forever embedded in a stepping stone is one of the most endeared presents a parent or grandparent can receive. Easily made using the "stone topper method" you can craft a multitude of stones in just an afternoon. Go to Make Stepping Stones theEasy Way for complete directions.
Mosaic Glass Butterfly Bottle
This beautiful bottle will make someone a very special gift. Filled with bath salts, bubble bath or maybe a special scented potpourri this bottle can be crafted in an hours time. Butterflies have inspired humankind for centuries. Viewed as spiritual creatures, symbolic of metamorphosis, rebirth, love, hope, and freedom this mosaic bottle will be enjoyed for years to come. To find out how you can make one check out the directions at Crafting Stained Glass Mosaic Bottles For Creative Keepsakes.
Stained Glass Cobbles Wreath - An Easy to Craft Gift of Love
Much symbolism can be attributed to the Christmas wreath. The shape of a circle has no beginning and no ending. This represents the eternal nature of love, or the circle of life. This Stained Glass Wreath is crafted using recycled materials which carries the symbolism to an even higher level.
At A Mosaic Workshop in Crafting a Stained Glass Wreath you can find the complete how-to tutorial.
Ocean Breeze Vase
This 7" tall vase is beautiful holding flowers or used as a diffuser bottle for scented oil sticks. Simple to make and an exquisite gift to receive you can easily craft it in an hours time. Find the material list and directions at Crafting Stained Glass Mosaic Bottles For Creative Keepsakes.
Homemade Stepping Stones Make Wonderful Gifts
For an easy to make artfully decorated stepping stone give this method a try. This is a great gift for the avid gardener or the person who has everything. To view the full tutorial go to Stepping Stone Crafts.
Floral Sun Catcher / Ornament
Beautiful hanging on a Christmas tree or in a window, this recycled paper ornament is a fun project for adults and children. Making your own paper from recycled telephone pages then adding a Stained Glass Cobb and a bit of ribbon and decorative embellishments and you have a lovely gift. Sweet and simple. The complete photo tutorial is available at The Art Of Green Crafting in addition to other wonderful craft ideas.