Saturday, December 12, 2009

DIY Christmas Gift Idea: Community Center Art Classes!

For the past 6 weeks, thanks to the suggestion of my husband, I've been really enjoying some pottery classes that I've been taking at my local city's art center. Below is a collage of some of the pieces I've been able to bring home so far...there are still a few left to fire before they are all done!

In addition to creating items to use around my own home, I purposely made some flower pots that I am planning to fill with a little herb or cactus to give as Christmas gifts. My class was on the pottery wheel, however, you can hand make so many things out of clay, including ornaments.

While I know this is probably too late for this holiday season, I wanted to post this as a great way to be green, make your own one-of-a-kind gifts, and support your local community! Check out your own local community center or community college and see if they offer art or craft classes, as many do. It's a really fun way to get out of the house (SO precious to a work-from-home mom!), learn something new, and create original gifts and decor for your own home.

Why not even start now for next year? It would make a great New Year's resolution!

5 comments:

Rollie said...

Each pot is beautiful! What a fun time you had! I love all the shapes and colors! You did a lot in such few classes... but it doesn't surprise me as I know you!

cindi said...

How talented you are. I'm sure each recipient will love their one-of-a-kind gift. Merry Christmas.

Mint said...

That sounds so wonderful. Maybe i will also have a try. I think DIY gifts can show our care for the reveivers more. Besides, make a christmas Ecard is also a good choice. There is the tips for DIY Christmas Ecard with powerpoint.

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