Posts tagged ‘gifts’

Surprise Holiday Gift Workshop – Revealed

Here are some photos from our wonderful parent/child gift making workshop in December. I’ve been waiting to reveal the gifts since the final product was unknown to the participants until they unwrapped it on Christmas! The parents & kids were separated while they each made portions of the gift. I baked, glossed, & assembled everything then wrapped it all up for their holiday SURPRISE.

We are planning to have another parent/child craft night in February for Valentine’s Day – stay tuned…

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Gorgeous parent/child art vase

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The kids worked on painting the vases and making a mini flower.

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Grownups enjoyed hot tea while making their beautiful clay flowers.

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Funny all the insecure comment that were made by the adults at the beginning… their flowers came out amazing!

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Assembly begins.. I took everything home & cured the vases and baked the flowers.

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Final gloss coat, adhesive and we have the final product! I love how these came out. I hope everyone loved their time together and a fun surprise on Christmas ♥

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December 30, 2013 at 11:14 am 2 comments

CYBER MONDAY, online only deal.

Available 12/2/13 ONLINE ONLY
The studio will be closed. This deal is online only.
EXCLUSIVE

Buy $50 or more Gift Card, Save $10
averyboo artsGive the gift of Art Lessons!
This is especially great for current students! Buy this discounted Gift Certificate now and use it to renew your classes later. Tell friends & family you’d like the gift of art lessons this year 🙂

The Fine Print
• Class days & times vary. Please make sure our schedule fits yours before buying.
• This is an online deal only, for 12/2 only. No exceptions.
• Applies to $50 ($40) or $100 ($90) online Gift Certificate.
• Not responsible for lost or stolen gift certificates.
• Must set up online account before purchasing.
• All Sales Final.

NOW CLOSED

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November 19, 2013 at 5:45 am Leave a comment

Small Business Saturday, In-Studio DEAL

Available 11/30/13 IN-STUDIO ONLY
EXCLUSIVE

Buy 3 Gift Cards $20 or More, Get $15 Gift Card FREE
gift the gift of smiles11:00am-1:00pm

Give the gift of ART & Creativity!
Gift Certificates may be used toward Art Classes, Open Studio Visits, &/or Birthday Party. Please visit our website to view class listings & photographs from our super fun studio.

The Fine Print
• This is an in-studio deal, for 11/30, 11-1pm only. No exceptions.
• For every 3 gift cards, you will receive one $15 certificate.
• You will have choice of emailing the gift certificate or printed certificate.
• Not responsible for lost or stolen gift certificates.
• All Sales Final.
• Located 3908 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach 90807

 

November 19, 2013 at 3:52 am Leave a comment

Black Friday Deal, QTY Limited! Save 50%

Available 11/29/13 ONLINE ONLY
The studio will be closed. This deal is online only.
EXCLUSIVE

5 Visit Open Studio Pass for ONLY $25 (save 50%)
This is a GREAT value!
averyboo artsOne Open Studio Visit is regularly priced at $10 per hour, per child. With this deal, each visit is just $5 each! Limited Amount will be sold 11/29 only, so buy before they’re gone!

The Fine Print
• Open Studio Hours are limited (Wed/Fri/Sat 11am-1pm). Please make sure our schedule fits yours beforebuying.

• This is an online deal only, for today only. No exceptions.
• May purchase up to 3 passes per family.
• One pass per child, 1 hour per visit per day.
• A single, discounted pass may not be shared by other family members or friends.
Pass expires in 6 months of purchase, no exceptions.
• Must set up online profile for each child you are purchasing for (your children only).
• If you are purchasing as a gift for child outside your household, please email us after purchase.
• All Sales Final.

>>NOW CLOSED<<

*SUPPORT*
How to set up online account and make purchase… CLICK “more” for instructions & screen shots. The studio will be closed today. If you still need help after reading the support info below, please email info@averyboo.com
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November 19, 2013 at 1:21 am Leave a comment

Gift Making – Wet Felted Acorn Pendants

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My son made these “acorn top” pendants for his cousins for Thanksgiving. These would also make cute Christmas gifts and could be winter-ized by painting the tops white or covering with snow glitter. The balls were made with wool and a wet felting technique. Little ones can do this with supervision as hot water is part of the process. Have fun!

December 6, 2012 at 4:57 pm 2 comments

Teacher’s Gift – Terrarium

 

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Garden terrariums are a simple, attractive and heart-felt “thank you” gift your child can make for his or her teacher. My son & I made these for Christmas gifts last year and never had a chance to post about them, so here we go…

(1) First of all, you will need a clean glass container of some sort… Pasta sauce jar, empty spice jar, canning jar – anything you have with a lid will do. Plastic is ok too; I’m saving a bear-shaped honey bottle for this purpose. I also spray painted the jar lid light green ala Martha Stewart so it would look ever prettier (optional).

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(2) Start with a gravel layer. This will help keep the terrarium from getting moldy & looks really nice. This can be anything from marbles, aquarium gravel or small decorative stones from your local garden center.

(3) Next we added a layer of adobe clay dirt from our yard, then a layer of garden soil – do not mix together and don’t compact. Your own yard dirt will differ from packaged garden soil and will add interest to the overall piece. Keep in mind that you can make “hills” in your garden as well.

(4)  Then you’ll want to grab a spoon & a paper plate and go for a stroll around your neighborhood to gather moss. You want nice flat pieces. We grabbed some with tiny bits of clover and other interesting little weeds. Lay down the moss on top of your last soil layer & gently pat into place.

(5) At this point you can add a few stones &/or plastic animal toys, or shells, or any other interesting bobble you like. We added some plastic bunnies and it turned out oh so cute!

(6) Lastly, you’ll want to give the terrarium a good spray of water. Place the lid, keep in a sunny spot and enjoy! If there is a build up of condensation, you can open the jar for a bit… if it looks dry, spray some more water.

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This was the jar my son made for his teacher BUT it never left our house. He loved it so much he couldn’t part with it. Six months later it’s still thriving on his bedroom dresser ♥

June 5, 2012 at 5:47 pm 4 comments

Teacher’s Gifts

Owl Brooches

My son & I made our very first Teacher’s Gifts this week — the first of many to come I’m sure.

Avery goes to Little Owl Preschool, so when I came across this tutorial, I knew I wanted to make these cute little owl brooches.

I’ve been extremely busy at the studio and wasn’t able to start working on the gifts until the day before we needed them.  Although this was a fairly simple project, I had to make 9 owls, so it took me about 8 hours to finish all of them.

My favorite

This is my favorite of the bunch

Avery helped me sew the bodies, iron, and stuff them with fluff. If we had started the project a few days earlier, I would’ve had him do more on his own. By 1am, my husband started helping me sew on the eyes so I could finally get to bed by 2.

owl brooch

Mounted on cardstock w/ signature

The child was delighted to see the finished product in the morning & promptly assigned which owl was going to whom. Avery was very excited to give his teachers their holiday gift and I was very happy to help 🙂

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Ms. Sara wearing her brooch

December 18, 2010 at 6:41 am Leave a comment


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