Friends color our lives with happiness, love, support, laughter, and everything in between. Whether we’re close or far away, friendship always brings us together — it’s one of the strongest bonds we share! Every day is a reason to celebrate our besties, and this year, we want you to get creative with yours. Check out 7 of our favorite ways to connect through creativity — and with our friends!
Every special moment you share with your friends brings you closer together — and every knot you create in a friendship bracelet does, too! So grab your bestie and use the two weaving looms in the Magical Friendship Bracelet set from Just My Style® and create beautifully intricate accessories at the same time — or master the fun techniques featured in the easy-to-follow instructions! What’s the best part about friendship bracelets? They let us keep our besties close to our hearts, no matter where we are — if your friend isn’t close by, download our free tear & share printable to send your bracelets — and love — through the mail!
Who says friends can only be humans?! Create your own Bead Pets with Made By Me!® and welcome some new buddies to your pack! Complete with over 400 vibrant pony beads, key rings, lanyard clips, design templates, and a storage case with built-in project guides — this set includes everything you need to create 10 different projects! From bunnies and penguins to ladybugs and frogs, pick from 5 different design templates to learn how to transform colorful pony beads and thread into the cutest little creatures! When you’re finished designing, hook your creations onto a backpack, set of keys, or another accessory using the included keychain rings and clips — store your leftover beads inside the case to create a zoo-full of fun later!
Friendship is the same in any language — so wear and share the love with your own line of personalized alphabet jewelry! With hundreds of alphabet beads, premium chains, cording, pliers, and fully-illustrated instructions guiding you through the jewelry-making process step-by-step, the STMT D.I.Y. Alphabet Jewelry set makes it easy to become a handmade accessory expert, no matter your experience level! Spell out your name or a friend’s, create a monogram necklace, design matching chokers with faux suede cording — this set has everything you need to #MakeASTMT & create 10 premium pieces of jewelry with your bestie.
4. Paint the Colors of Friendship!
Three ready-to-paint stepping stones, 10 acrylic paints, endless ways to get creative — tap into your Creative Roots and Create Your Own Garden Stones with someone who makes you feel like sunshine! Explore the art of color-mixing as you paint a mosaic butterfly, sun, or ladybug garden stone to life. Or, transform any space into a prehistoric world and paint your own dino-mite figurines! Put your creations on display to show the world how friendship shines as bright as a rainbow!
5. Fly Away with Your Creativity, Together!
Wind chimes, bird feeders, windmill bird homes, and custom birdhouses? The 4-in-1 Wooden Garden activity kit from Made By Me® has all the essentials you and your friends need to transform any outdoor space into a creative oasis! Follow the easy-to-understand instructions to learn how to assemble your bird sanctuaries, then paint and decorate them with beads, sparkles, and vibrant paint colors to attract all of the neighborhood birds — use red and pink for hummingbirds, orange for orioles, or blue for bluebirds! Don’t forget to add some birdseed to the feeder so your bird friends can have a snack in the garden with you!
Watch colorful beads transform into vibrant bubbles when they meet water — then use them to make art with this Water Bead Art set from Made by Me!®! Pour the rainbow beads into a bowl of water to let them grow — then reach in and feel the fun! Decorate 5 silly-shaped bottles with tons of stickers, then bring your creations to life by pouring in the beads!
7. Send a Hug!
With the STMT Stationery & Cards set, you can create and send happy mail to everyone who puts a smile on your face. All 10 cards included come ready-to-personalize — pick from rainbow designs or meaningful mantras to create a card that’s uniquely your own. Send a virtual hug and encourage someone you love to do the same with tear & share postcards — use the gold gel pen to write a note on one side of the postcard and send it to your bestie. They’ll fold and tear the postcard at the line to keep your note, write their own on the other side, and send the postcard back! Add a little something extra to each of your cards with trendy sticker graphics — or try using the washi tapes to make borders around your notes! When you’re all finished designing and your cards are ready to send, open up any of the included envelopes, and slide each one inside!
How do you celebrate your friendships?! Post a photo of your next play day using #HomemadeWithHorizon and tag @horizongroupusa to be featured on our Instagram or Facebook!