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Places To Create Your Own Holiday Gifts In DFW

November 23, 2012 6:00 AM

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holidaygifts Places To Create Your Own Holiday Gifts In DFW

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With the holidays around the corner, and store-bought gifts getting increasingly generic, finding the right gift can be a challenge. This year, create wonderful one-of-a-kind gifts that you or your kids can make themselves for families and friends for Christmas. The best places to create your own gifts in Dallas Fort Worth promise perfect presents no matter the person.

Pepe Le Potter
678 Grapevine Highway
Hurst, TX 76054
(817) 605-1700
pepespottery.comPrice: No studio fees. Prices vary based upon piece selected.

Pepe Le Potter is a Dallas-Fort Worth favorite providing a large selection of do-it-yourself artwork for pottery, mosaic art crafts and decoupage items. A perfect do-it-yourself gift for Christmas, there is no experience needed and the price includes your artwork, paint, firing and studio time. Perfect for adults and kids, this is a great way to create wonderful art for holiday gifts.

Related: Top 5 Paing Your Own Pottery Shops

E Gallery Studios
1330 Motor Circle
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 379-4344
egallerystudios.comPrice: $45 for a three-hour painting party/$70 for a painting class (includes canvas, acrylic paints and supplies)

What separates E Gallery Studios from other BYOB canvas painting chains is its commitment to local artists. It provides a studio for local artists to work, but amateurs and beginning painters with no experience may take classes there and create a wonderful work of art for a Christmas gift as well. Bring along your favorite beverage, or pack up hot chocolate for the kids, and expect to leave with a one-of-a-kind memory every time.

Related: Best Art Galleries in DFW

PH Art and Frame
11536 Harry Hines Blvd., Suite 204
Dallas, TX 75229
(817) 881-0918
phartandframe.comThe folks at PH Art and Frame provide wonderful customer service and are experts at putting together high-quality frames and cropping services for your photographs and artwork. They are also experts at helping you put together a shadowbox for your favorite family keepsakes. Framed art and keepsake treasures make fantastic Christmas gifts to share art and memories with friends and family.

Make It Indiegenius
Make Shop and Studio
409 N. Zang Blvd
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 941-0075
themakesite.com

This unique little shop in the Bishop Arts District is all local, all the time. Featuring just local products, Make It Indiegenius offers wonderful classes to create clutch bags, laptop sleeves, sofa cushions and decorative pillows. Learn sewing, screen printing and hand embroidery with a calendar of classes on creations that make great Christmas gifts. Make a special clutch bag or sew an apron.
Fine Vine Wines
The Winemaker’s Toy Store and Dallas Home Brew
1500 N. Interstate 35E, Suite 116
Carrollton, TX 75006
(972) 323-7921
finevinewines.comPrice: from $58 wine kids/from $32 beer kits

A perfect gift for those 21 and older, Fine Vine Wines promises a great do-it-yourself Christmas gift of handcrafted beer or wine. The folks at Fine Vine Wines offer a variety of wine-making and home-beer brewing kits for you to do just that. Create your own wine with fruit from your backyard. You may also purchase bottles, caps and customized corks to create a special holiday gift for others. If you have a special holiday cider recipe, consider bottling it and sending it away to friends and family for the holidays.

Related: Best Brewpubs Serving Seasonal Beer in Dallas Fort Worth

Heather Buen is a social media and communications consultant as well as a mother of three that has lived in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for over ten years. She covers all things family and has experience as both a writer and single mom. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.
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