Gift Guide

2017

Goldsboro News Argus Gift Guide

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Friday, December 15, 2017 Goldsboro News-Argus — 7 HUNTING SUPPLIES • KNIVES • LIGHTS • TARGETS GUN CASES • GUN SAFES • CLEANING SUPPLIES FIREARMS • CLOTHING • CLIMBING STANDS HUNTING BOOTS • RELOADING SUPPLIES SCOPES Gift Certificates Available 919.735.5500 www.fourseasonssportsnc.com 1713 E. Ash Street Sunrise Shopping Center Mon.-Fri. 9-6 • Sat. 9-4 Sunday 1-5 It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30 1717 E. Ash Street, Sunrise Shopping Center, Goldsboro WE ACCEPT ANY DOCTOR'S EYEGLASS PRESCRIPTIONS. 919.736.4319 We accept • Use your flex spending here ONE HOUR SERVICE 50% OFF ALL SUNGLASSES IN STOCK! Expires 12/23/17 Coupon must be presented at time of purchase. No other insurance applies. SUNRISE SUNRISE PRE-ORDER FOR CHRISTMAS! Great Harvest of Goldsboro 1721 East Ash Street (919) 288-2401 goldsboronc.greatharvestbread.com M-F 7am-6pm/Sat 7am-3pm Deadline to PRE-ORDER for Christmas is Thursday, December 21st. Get 10% off your order with this coupon. 8DSP1217J© Gifts with a personal touch By ROCHELLE MOORE rmoore@newsargus.com Homemade gifts can offer a personal touch during the holiday season. While many people take the traditional route of purchasing gifts, some still enjoy creating items that make for good gifts at Christmas. Michael's Arts and Crafts Store, on North Berkeley Boulevard, has plenty of options for people interested in making gifts at home. "For me, it's all about making something from the heart and that you can't just go into a store and buy," said Wendy Fuller, Michael's operations manager. "A lot of it has to do with money too, to save money." One of the popular crafts Michael's customers make are snowmen Christmas tree toppers. The snowman is made from a white styrofoam ball, which is decorated with buttons for a mouth and eyes and orange foam for a nose. The snowman's black hat is made from an empty ribbon spool, which can include a ribbon for decoration. Different-sized snowmen can be made and decorated with a variety of items, including a wicker basket that can be used as a hat and ribbons for a scarf. Another popular gift includes glass bowls that can be filled with mesh and stacked to look like a snowman. "That's been real popular," Fuller said. "People have come in to see how (it was) made." A lot of customers are also interested in the store's handmade Grinch wreath, which was made by the Michael's floral designer, Michelle Sutton. "Everybody's wanting to know how she made it," Fuller said. "They want to make it themselves. You can put it on your door or hang it on your house." Candy cane wreaths, with different colored ribbons and mesh are also popular during the holiday sea- son. The wreaths are made from styrofoam, which is cut into the shape of a candy cane and covered with decorations. Ongoing popular items many people seek to create as gifts are table arrangements and Christmas tree ornaments, Fuller said. Ceramic ornaments, which can be painted, are always a hit. "Those are popular," she said. Floral arrangements and wreaths, advent calendars and shadow boxes can also be decorated and given as homemade gifts. Customers make and also buy crafts as gifts for Christmas. "It's kind of half and half," Fuller said. "There will be some who will come in and buy the items already made, but others try to come in and buy the items to make the items themselves." Though there is nothing wrong with buying your loved ones already made gifts, some people prefer to add a little personal touch to what they are giving out as gifts. Rest assured, there is no shortage of options if you want to make some handmade treasures this holiday season. l Michael's Arts and Crafts Store North Berkeley Boulevard Photos by ROCHELLE MOORE Wendy Fuller, Michael's operations manager, works with a Christmas tree topped with a homemade snowman, made from craft items for the holidays.

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