Make it a Handmade Holiday

Francis A. Gregory Library

Make it a Handmade Holiday

Jewelry Workshops, Crafts and more

Image of holiday tree

Give the gift of handmade this holiday season with help from the library. We have lots of great resources on crafty gifts for friends and families. Whether you're into knitting and crocheting, paper crafts, beading, or jewelry, we've got plenty of inspiration for you! Here are a few titles worth perusal:

Craft-a-Day: 365 Simple Handmade Projects
by Sarah Goldschadt | 745.594 G623

Martha Stewart's Handmade Holiday Crafts: 225 Projects and Year-Round Inspiration for Everybody's Favorite Celebrations 
by Martha Stewart | 745.5941 M377

ReMake it!: Recycling Projects From the Stuff You Usually Scrap
by Tiffany Threadgould | JUV 745.5 THREADGOULD

Homemade: The Heart and Science of Handcrafts
by Carol Endler Sterbenz | 745.503 S838

Upcycling: Create Beautiful Things With the Stuff You Already Have
by Danny Seo | 745.5 S478

Looking for more hands-on help? Stop in to the library for one of our Holiday Jewelry Workshops to craft your own statement necklace or friendship bracelet to give ... or keep. The adult workshop is Wednesday, Dec. 12 and the teen workshop is Wednesday, Dec. 19. Both workshops begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Please reserve your seat as supplies are limited by emailing francisgregorylibrary@dc.gov or calling 202-698-6373 - ask for Karen or Bobbie. These workshops are made possible through a generous gift from the Friends of Francis Gregory Library!

For teens who are low on cash or wait until the last minute to do any shopping, stop by Teen Space on Saturday, Dec. 22 for Get Crafty! Quick and Cheap Holiday Gifts. We will provide ideas for some quick, free, and creative ways to give thoughtful gifts this holiday season.