Amie (wickedgillie) wrote in ebsq,

Stuck for a gift idea? Make one!

It's December 21. You've missed the deadline for the free shipping. And the cheap shipping. And the slightly less than cheap but still within reason if you don't think about it too much shipping. And you sure as heck don't want to go to the mall. What now?

You still have time to make something! (which in many cases could take less time than finding parking at Target)

Might we suggest:

Live Studio: Cigar Box Purse by: April Fontaine

The cigar box has long been the inspiration and source of materials for resourceful artists and crafters, from creators of tramp art at the turn of the 20th century to today. One of its current incarnations is the popular cigar box purse.

I first began making cigar box purses several years ago when I purchased a small lot of empty cigar boxes on ebay. There are many different types of cigar boxes and it can be fun, and sometimes frustrating...Read More

Our educational archives have lots of other ideas for artist-made gift giving.  Good luck. And have fun!

Tags: april fontaine, art, christmas, cigar box purses, ebsq, live studio, make something!

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