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2023 Little Crafty Holiday Gift Guide

Updated: Nov 13, 2023

Our Second Annual Little Crafty is Saturday, November 25, and we cannot wait to welcome you to Painters Greenhouse to celebrate the holidays! Because we know that you strive to find just the right gift, we've put together some holiday shopping ideas for that special someone on your list. Find all these great items plus so much more from our list of amazing artists and artisans that will be set up at Saturday's event!




STOCKING STUFFERS

Stickers, Patches, and Pins from Solstice Handmade

Fellow botanists, gardeners, and nature lovers will swoon over the art and craft of local artist Solstice Handmade. Fill up their stockings with vinyl stickers, patches, pins, and more! Art that advocates for “the creepy crawly parts of nature”—we couldn’t love it more if we tried! Our favorites are the larval and adult pin pairs for favorite moths and butterflies!


Hanging Planters from Women of the Cloud Forest

A treasure for your loved ones! Hand-crafted by ceramic artisans in Nicaragua, these terracotta planters are thrown on a non-electric kick wheel, wood kiln-fired, and hand-painted. And as a fair-trade product, your gift would support sustainable livelihoods and safe working conditions. A gift of shared values is a real treasure.


Leaf & Node Wall Propagation Station

Whether you are shopping for a budding scientist or fellow plant lover on a budget, this functional piece of décor makes propagation through cuttings as easy as it is beautiful. Plus Painters loves Leaf & Node because we love supporting woman-owned small businesses that, just like us, makeplanty things for planty people.


Handcrafted Earrings from Monica Allen and Darcy's Daydreams

Check off your holiday to-do list by checking out two amazing jewelry vendors here at Painters’ Little Crafty! Their unique designs are handmade here in western North Carolina, and include beautiful beadwork, wire-wrapping, and preserved mushrooms!


Whether your home is bursting with houseplants, or you are just getting started on your collection, air plants are a lovely, fun addition to any home. They don't need to be potted in soil and there are many fun, unique ways to display them. First-time air plant parent? Check out some care tips to keep them happy! Our air plants come from a company dedicated to maintaining genetic diversity in air plants, and they also contribute a portion of each sale to Pencils of Promise, a nonprofit building self sustaining schools in Laos, Ghana and Guatemala.



THE HOUSEPLANT PARENT

Cachepots

From the French word meaning “to hide,” cachepots are a plant lover’s new best friend. These vase-like containers allow the avid houseplant parent to dress up a growing pot straight from the greenhouse—no transplanting needed! Plus you can rearrange or re-accessorize easily as your style or the seasons change!


October Violet Polishing Gloves and Plant Polish

Every good parent knows that keeping your “babies” clean and cared for is your primary job! October Violet’s polishing gloves and plant polish are the perfect solution for cleaning houseplant leaves so they can get as much light as possible throughout the winter months. This spray also contains neem oil to help protect your plants from pests.


Kokedamas

For the houseplant lover who has it all, these sculptural living orbs are a lovely holiday ornament! Based on an ancient Japanese form of bonsai and drawing from the practice of wabi-sabi, kokedamas are a symbol of serenity, beauty, balance, and peace. Our team members have a lot of fun making these, and the plants chosen are based on Painters trials to ensure the best plant species for longevity.


Oh, Little Wren Mix + Match Houseplant Magnets

You KNOW that plants are your thing when even your fridge needs a houseplant! These cheerful birchwood magnets are regionally dreamed, designed, and cut so that you can add a touch of joy while organizing your refrigerator papers. Interchangeable pots make for an interactive and delightful gift for yourself or your favorite fellow plant lover!


If you know your plant-loving loved one would love yet another plant this year, then gift them something special like these mounted or planted Staghorn Ferns crafted on-site by our team members. We have many shapes and sizes as well as two species to choose from!


Beehive 95 Designs has a bounty of botanically based art for the real houseplant lover on your shopping list. Original nature-based illustrations and design make this vendor a Painters’ favorite year-round; many of us have their tote bags, art prints, stickers & more!


An aesthetically pleasing and very practical gift for the houseplant aficionado, these moss poles are made here at Painters to optimally support climbing plants while adding moisture, humidity, and plenty of space for new root growth. Read more here about our moss pole supports for new growth, giant leaves, and a lush look as your plant matures!



THE HOLIDAY OBSESSED

Handcrafted ornaments

🎵 Deck the halls with botanically-themed handcrafted ornaments! Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la! … Whether your aesthetic is a balsa, painted bird from Women of the Cloud Forest; a hand-pressed, fine ceramic adornment from Walton Clay Studio; a woven holiday wreath ornament from Line by Line Macrame, or a sweet, laser-cut woodland ornament from Oh, Little Wren, you can be sure to find your next memory-making heirloom here at Painters!


Baked Goods from Houston House

Houston House will be on hand with a wide variety of cookies, breads, pies, sweets, and more! Their goods are so mouthwatering and everyone certainly has someone who'd love a sweet surprise (maybe themselves)! Houston House also encourages pre-orders to ensure you get the exact treats you want.


Wooden Reindeer Décor

These sleek and modern hardwood reindeer from Giroux Woodcraft will steal the show! Handmade from walnut, cherry, and maple, or a combination of the three, no two are alike. And at just 7” tall, they could make a dashing centerpiece or festive side display.


Holiday Themed Wooden Planters

Ho! Ho! Ho! These cheery, rustic planter boxes can fit an array of succulents or several holiday plants–the small Norfolk pine would be perfect! Available in several sizes for just the right space and fit.


Grinch Trees

A playful hostess gift or just the right ornamentation for your holiday display, these whimsically shaped “Grinch Trees,” are a straight up Painters edition!! With a pregnant onion’s broad cascading leaves and wiry bloom, they just might look more Seussian than the original film!



FOR HYYGE AND HOMEBODIES

Mackey Meadows Wreaths

Perfect for creating a cozy and festive home, these handwoven kudzu wreaths are filled with a variety of locally harvested greenery and garnishes. Gorgeous designs at varying price points will have you and your space covered. Pre-orders encouraged, but not required, at Mackey Meadows website!


Botanical Coloring Book by Stephanie Sipp

For your favorite homebody, give a gift of meditative creativity: a quiet evening of art and expression. And Stephanie Sipp's coloring books are not only beautiful, but also incredibly educational–we love reading the historical and ecological tidbits about each plant!


Hanging Lanterns

Nothing says hygge like settling in with the descending dark and a beautiful, twinkling lantern to set the mood. Choose from cheery fair-trade ceramic lanterns made by Nicaraguan artisans, and beautifully unique recycled metal lanterns, locally welded by Darcy’s Daydreams. The perfect addition to a porch, garden, or inside space!


Paperwhites and Amaryllis Bulbs

The flowers were nestled, all snug in their beds, and visions of summer blooms danced in their heads… Yes, some cherished perennials might be sleeping in their garden beds, but you can give a gift of delicate winter blooms to your favorite someone with a lovely planting of paperwhites or amaryllis to enjoy! We will have a select number planted in individually designed and painted holiday pots, as well as offer them bare root.


BLooM 100% Soy Candle

Soy Wax is non-toxic and burns cleaner than paraffin, with no petrol-carbon soot which can blacken walls, ceilings, and furniture, contaminate ventilation ductwork in your home, and add toxic carcinogens to the air you breathe. These hand-crafted, clean burning soy candles are available in many creative scents, including delicious holiday options! Crafted by a Painters team member!


Inspired and Local Art

From the functional and decorative art of Gathering Tree Creations, to magical needle-felted landscapes by M. Design, or wild and wonderful metal sculptures from Darcy's Daydreams you will find gorgeous one-of-a-kind pieces to gift (or keep...and showcase your very good taste).



THE GARDEN ADDICT

Painters’ 2024 Calendar

Join Painters Greenhouse for twelve months of beauty! An array of stunning photos with tips and handy reminders throughout the seasons, any gardener on your holiday list will appreciate this unique and thoughtful gift. Photos are all taken by Painters’ owner, Dana, and feature Painters’ plants at the business or in her garden.


For the gardener who can’t fit one more plant into their space, consider some art! Don’t miss the gorgeous design work on display by local artist AnneStoneArt. Her new series of stakes called Garden Guardians are comprised of fused glass faces embedded within the stakes. Perfect for when you want a one-of-a-kind piece!


Garden Tool Belt by HerHeartbeat Farms

Whether large enough to hold all your gardening tools or a smaller version to carry one or two essential items, these handcrafted tool belts are just the thing for a gardener with their hands full! The sturdy leathercraft keeps sharp tools in line and the fun nature design makes a lovely gift. Watch for local artisan HerHeartbeat Farms at Little Crafty!


Foxgloves Gloves

We've got multiple styles of these gloves that our staff members rave about! Available in a range of fun colors, give the gardener in your life a special treat with a new pair of these gardening gloves–whether it’s the elbow length super soft, long gloves; the multipurpose, breathable, and highly durable work gloves; or the extra protection, padded and reinforced, designed for dexterity gauntlet gloves! We’ve got the right choice for your needs!


Metal Garden Art from Haw Creek Forge

One of a kind hand-crafted copper garden art made locally by Haw Creek Forge! Always popular at Painters and beyond, they go quickly. Find a wide variety of choices at Little Crafty. These pieces are absolutely stunning and will be prized for years by their recipient.


If you've got a gardener you're shopping for, why not give them the gift that keeps on growing with a Painters Greenhouse Gift Certificate? They are available for purchase online and will also be available for purchase in print on Saturday, November 25th. The certificates are good for use through December 2024.



THE ULTIMATE PAINTERS FAN

Painters Greenhouse Sweatshirts

For the ultimate Painters Greenhouse fan! These sweatshirts are so cozy and comfy. A perfect item for these chilly winter days, but also year round on cool spring mornings or fall nights on the porch!


Painters Greenhouse Baseball T's

Show your Painters Greenhouse spirit! So soft and lightweight and incredibly trendy, these fun shirts are the perfect choice for a real Painters Greenhouse fanatic.


Painters Greenhouse Totes

We are excited to share our new Painters’ Creatures Totes—each design features a cute creature spotted and ‘captured’ at Painters. We are careful to foster a healthy environment for beneficial species of all kinds, and spotting them always makes our day! These fun cloth bags are the perfect daily carryall, and make an affordable gift on their own, or packaging for additional gifts!


Painters Greenhouse Ballcap

Keep the sun outta your eyes while repping your favorite place. Out in the midday sun tending your plants? Your solution is a Painters ballcap! Passing through a bright meadow on a favorite hike? Painters ballcap! Trip to the grocery store with bedhead? Painters ballcap! We’ve literally got you covered!


One of Many Painters' Sticker Designs

On your car or your laptop, on your water bottle, cooler, or camper… wherever you display your vinyl sticker collection, show your Painters Greenhouse love! Created by staff and talent from Painters sticker contest winners, we have so many designs to choose from.



PAINTERS STAFF FAVORITES

Foxgloves C3 Hat

C3 = Comfortable, Cotton, and Crochet. These Foxgloves hats are breathable, packable, washable, and truly a pleasure to wear. Painters’ staff are seen wearing the Foxglove C3 hat so often that it could be mistaken for part of our uniform! Hand crocheted in Bali by a women’s cooperative, each hat is unique. The 4” brim and tight crochet provide UPF 50+ sun protection—important to every gardener! The C3 hat is a perfect choice for the garden, beach, and beyond!


Treasure Keeper Ring Bowls from Walton Clay Studio

Daily digging in the dirt means lots of handwashing! So this new item at Painters is already catching many eyes. The intricate ceramic Treasure Keeper is perfect to keep any of your small treasures at hand. Walton Clay Studio sources all their materials locally—from their glazes and clay to the boxes items are sold in. A multi-generational family business here in NC, Walton Clay is a company Painters is proud to support!


Locally Crafted Soaps and Skincare by Earth Echoes & Black Mountain Man Soap

Earth Echoes herbal products include a gardeners lotion made with herbs purchased from Painters! It smells amazing and works great! And we always love her unbeatable Poison Ivy products–a great gift idea for your family or friend who just can’t stay out of the woods! Black Mountain Man Soap (not just for men!) is becoming a favorite due to the simple, clean ingredients, great lather, and fantastic scent combinations (we love the “Sonder”, featuring Vetiver, Black Pepper & Vanilla essential oils).


Pottery from Vine & Frond

Always a favorite among Painters’ staff, Asheville-based Vine & Frond pots are beautiful and functional. Natural and botanical patterns are carved and inlaid with a colorful underglaze. The terracotta material absorbs water and therefore helps plants dry out faster—helpful for those who tend to over water their plants! Available as hanging planters or pots and in several sizes.


Spear Head Spade

The Owen family is obsessed with their Spear Head Spades! Truly the toughest and most efficient garden tool they've ever used, and a wonderful option for our tough clay and rock-filled soils! The Spear Head Spade was designed by 85-year-old Daniel Mathieu to easily penetrate tough soils. Lightweight yet incredibly durable, anyone can appreciate using Spear Head Spades, but they are truly helpful for folks with some aches and pains, bad backs, or other challenges that make digging a daunting task. The New Jersey-based company claims their spades make digging 80% easier than the typical garden shovel or spade, and we agree wholeheartedly!


These teardrop macrame earrings are the perfect everyday earring; throw them on with any outfit for a simple, boho touch to effortlessly add some unique style! These earrings are lightweight and come in a range of colors to suit any style! Watch for them on your favorite Painters’ employee!


AND SO MUCH MORE!











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