05 December, 2011

Handmade Holidays

By Lisa Peck, ASID
I take every opportunity I can to celebrate creativity and beauty. The holiday season is full of endless opportunities. You can craft, create, bake and decorate to your hearts content. Not everyone is Martha Stewart so if you don't want to/don't have time to/aren't inclined to...but still value the handmade quality of an old-fashioned holiday this week our blog will feature some great tips on where to obtain a handmade holiday.
Today handmade gifts for your friends and family. I visited No-Coast-Craft-a-Rama this past weekend and found some great things...No Coast is over but you can still buy items from these great people and I will tell you where.

cigar box guitar, holiday giftsI thought of my husband when I saw these fun cigar box guitars...they can be amplified. A funky, afforable handmade guitar. by Soup Hunter Guitars.

chair shirt, designer tshirt

Great screen print shirts from The Medium Control in Duluth.

buckminster necklace, design jewelry

Buckminster necklace by Orange Peel Enamel.

Cute monster coin purse stocking stuffers by Trigo.


For more ideas on handmade gift sources go to No Coast Crafters.

And here is a list of holiday craft shows you haven't missed yet.

Crafts, Coffee and Cycles. at One on One Bike Saturday December 10, 10-5

Who Made Who Holiday Sale Saturday December 10 12-7 and Sunday December 11 12-5

Also check out local art collectives and galleries

I Like You in Minneapolis

Northern Clay Center

The Design Collective

The Art Shoppe

The Grand Hand Gallery in St. Paul

Need more ideas...email us info at liluinteriors.com or give us a call and we will be glad to advise.