Event provides gift alternatives

Vernon In Transition invites the community to attend the second annual Handmade Holiday event.

Vernon In Transition, in partnership with the Sustainable Environment Network Society, invites the community to attend the second annual Handmade Holiday event.

The event will be at the Schubert Centre Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m.

“Handmade Holiday is a fun, family-friendly way to pick up a new idea or learn an old skill like making hand-sewn ornaments,” said volunteer Joanne Sale.

“Our volunteers and local artists and artisans will be demonstrating simple craft ideas for home decor, stocking stuffers and hostess gifts.”

The event aims to deliver at least 10 ideas for holiday creations. Evergreen wreaths, hand-sewn ornaments and hostess gifts, including bath salts with herbs and essential oils, are among the craft concepts.

Sale will guide participants through the process of making a snow globe, using materials you probably already have around the home.

And quilting hobbyist Jan Gardner will showcase hand-sewn ornaments.

“Everyone appreciates the sentiment of a handmade gift,” said Sale.

“Wow your friends and family this year by setting an afternoon aside to create something meaningful for them.”

For more information, e-mail joannesale.river@gmail.com or 250-542-5478.