Give Handmade This Holiday Season

Treats and Crafts for Family and Friends

Image of Holiday CookiesEveryone knows that holiday shopping is total madness. Do yourself a favor, and take some time to create unique and meaningful gifts for family and friends this holiday season. 

Need help with ideas? Check out these books on display at Northwest One to find inspiration and straightforward tutorials.

Simply Sublime Gifts: High-Style, Low-Sew Projects to Make in a Snap by Jodi Kahn

Upcycling: Create Beautiful Things with the Stuff You Already Have by Danny Seo

Spirit of the Holidays: Decorating and Gift Project Guide

The Complete Book of Retro Crafts: Collecting, Displaying & Making Crafts of the Past by Suzie Millions

Gifts for Kids to Make by Cheryl Owen

Christmas All Through the House by Gooseberry Patch

Homemade: Delicious Foods to Make and Give by Judith Choate

Handy Dad: 25 Awesome Projects for Dads and Kids by Todd Davis

And remember -- all DC Public Library locations are participating in our annual Holiday Toy and Book Drive for children affected by HIV/AIDS. The toy drive runs through December 14 for children one – 12 years old.  Toys and books can be dropped off at any library location.  Monetary donations can be sent to Bread for the Soul at the following address:

Bread for the Soul 
905 6th St. S.W., Suite 302B
Washington, DC  20024
202-421-8608

DC Water and the Department of Public Works are also partnering with Bread for the Soul.  Bread for the Soul is a community organization that works with families living with HIV/Aids.