SOURCE: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

December 08, 2010 06:00 ET

Last-Minute Holiday Gifts Can Be Made in Minutes With a Little Help From Jo-Ann

HUDSON, OH--(Marketwire - December 8, 2010) - If you're beginning to feel as though your list is as long as Santa's, you may be wondering if you'll have enough time to create meaningful gifts for all those special people. The sewing and crafting experts at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores are here to help with all of the supplies, ideas, techniques and inspiration that can make your holiday gifts handmade in a hurry.

"Handmade gifts convey an importance that off-the-shelf items simply cannot," notes Courtney Talkington, manager of education and inspiration for Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. "To present a gift that was created with your time and talent adds a value that goes far beyond a price tag."

If you have less than an hour to spend on your holiday crafting, you can create any of these quick and easy projects that are sure to bring holiday cheer to those who receive them:

  • For the young kitchen helper, create a gingerbread chef hat and apron, personalized and sized for the little ones who want to assist with the holiday baking.

  • For the food fanatic, edible gifts packaged in a jar are great to give and receive. Spruce them up with these polymer clay Christmas jar toppers for that added personal touch.

  • For the wine aficionado, create jeweled wine glass charms made from exquisite Czech glass beads that will add dazzling style to holiday spirits.

  • For nostalgic family and friends, craft a snowflake ornament using the centuries-old quilling technique. These easy decorations will bring a touch of elegance to any tree.

Senior citizens who are planning to craft their holiday gifts will want to shop on Senior Citizens Discount Day, Wednesday, December 8. All seniors age 60 and older can save 15% off their total purchase, including regular and sale-priced items*. This discount is valid on purchases in all Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, all day long. To receive your discount, simply present your state-issued photo I.D. for proof of age.

Whether you are crafting for your sitter or stylist, teacher or toddler, you'll find inspiration for everyone when you visit your local Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store, or log onto Joann.com. We've made it easier than ever to select the projects that are perfect for everyone on your list and gather all of your materials all under one roof. You can even hone your crafting skills by signing up for a class or visiting your local Jo-Ann store on Saturdays to see demonstrations of all the newest crafting products. For participating locations, log onto Joann.com/stores.

About Jo-Ann Stores, Inc.
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores (NYSE: JAS), the nation's largest fabric and craft retailer with locations in 48 states, was founded in 1943 as a single retail store. Today, more than 750 Jo-Ann stores across the country provide consumers with creative inspiration. For additional information, visit www.Joann.com.

*Cannot be combined with any other discount or coupon. Offer excludes previous purchases; purchase of gift cards; all patterns; AccutQuilt Go!® Products; Provo Craft® electronic machines and Cricut® cartridges; Slice™ machine and cartridges; sewing machines and sewing machine department merchandise; remnants. Valid at any Jo-Ann store. Not valid at Joann.com®.

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