Saturday, December 9, 2006

Presents Made By Me

Some of the presents I will be giving to friends and relatives this Christmas are things made by me. I particularly like to paint wood and to use decoupage to decorate it.

For the girls I painted some wooden boxes that could be used to store their hair acessories, head bands, elastics or whatever they feel like it. I think it looks great on children's rooms to have some colour, it brightens the decoration and it makes for a much more fun atmosphere.

I'm frequently asked to paint wooden boxes or photo frames with bright colours and once I was asked to paint a wooden horse. I was really happy with the results and I'll try my hand at painting another horse one of these days.

My work in progress is also a wooden box but with 2 compartments inside so you can use it to store 2 wine bottles. It's a special request from my brother and it's going to be one of my father's Christmas's presents. I'll post the picture here when I'm done.

For next year I plan to start crafting with fabrics. Not sure what yet but I've seen lovely things online which are an inspiration. I've been practicing on my mom's sewing machine so when I'll get mine I'll be ready to start! :-)


  1. OH my, they are gorgous. Sometimes, when I have time, I craft my own christmas card. Nowadays I am just a lazy bee - but I still love to put to geter gorgeous presents, with nice wrappings and colourful ribbons ;.)

  2. Oh I would love to see some photos of those presents... and of the cards if you decide to make them

  3. Can you believe it, I don't have a digital camera. But perhaps when I am at home with my family, I will use my father's and make same nice pictures of the family presents *g*.

  4. The boxes are gorgeous! Painting makes me wistful, I am so bad at it but the results when done by other people can be so beautiful!


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