I had this idea back after I wrote The Inspiring God and decided to say a little more about it.
When we make something to express our enjoyment of what God has made and our praise to God, it can be like a child making a picture or craft for their parents. When a child makes something for their parents, the parents are excited and happy to have it, even though they’re the ones who bought the supplies for it. Having supplied the materials doesn’t lessen the parents’ enjoyment when the child presents their creative efforts, it’s a joy for them to know that their child made something for them out of love, and a joy to know that the child enjoyed making it.
Similarly, God has given us everything we have, but He still enjoys it when we praise Him, when we make things for Him, when we present creative effort to and for Him!