This Christmas I decided to put my art A-Level to good use and attempted to create rather than purchase this years gifts. I’m from a huge family of six (whole) brothers and sisters so to avoid the usual financial quagmire, I thought it would be a pleasant Christmas morning surprise to present family members with a hand crafted good. DIY is completely addictive especially after the inevitable torrents of praise you’ll receive from family members who just didn’t realise how arty you were. Remember how happy you made your mother with macaroni Christmas tree decorations as a child? Well times this joy by a hundred and give them something they’ll actually like and use. After all, nothing says ‘I love you’ like a few pieces of hand spun chain and rhinestones.