For our final Create Date of the year, Keith and I went to The Smithery in Grandview Heights to do some metal stamping. There were many different designs we could use and metal pieces we could stamp on, but since it is Christmas we decided to make ornaments. After a brief but thorough explanation of the metal stamping process, we were let loose with a wide selection of alphabet and design stamps.
I chose to make a “Create” ornament with a little “2019” tag – of course! Everything went pretty well until I was stamping the holly on the small tag – I am still really pleased with my finished project, though. 🙂
Keith chose to do a Christmas tree shaped ornament, and he chose to do a “Merry Christmas” garland. I really think it turned out nice, but he is less enthusiastic about it. My poor husband is ready to be done with classes that “basically remind you of how hard it is to make things so you appreciate when people are good at it.” We will have to rethink our create dates for next year, but bless this man for standing with me for an entire year of this. He must love me. 🙂
I really love how the ornaments look on the tree, and I am proud that we have tried so many new things this year. I think Keith would enjoy a class where we learned how to do something over the course of several classes as opposed to this super condensed introductory classes. Do you have any suggestions for crafty classes we could try next year? Let us know in the comments!