Arts and Crafts
Tape It & Make It
101 Duct Tape Activities
Paperback ISBN: 1438001355
For many years a useful item in every household toolbox, duct tape has now taken on a second life as a medium for hobbyists of all ages. This fun-filled book offers dozens of creative ideas and easy-to-follow instructions for making everything from wallets and coin purses to novelty neckties and household decorations out of duct tape. Separate chapters give directions for projects that include-- - Duct Tape Accessories-- wallets, sandals, watch strap and more - Duct Tape Clothing-- apron, necktie, mini skirt, tool belt, and more - Duct Tape Flowers-- roses, iris, water lilies, and more - Duct Tape Animals-- turtle, duck, lion's head, puppy, and more - Megativities-- skyscraper, Rubik's Cube, and more Here's a book of fun for both grownups and kids, and a great way to introduce children to crafting. More than 500 color illustrations.
Tiny World Terrariums
A Step-by-Step Guide to Easily Contained Life
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1584799641
Terrariums are a vibrant, unique way to inject a little greenery into any home. In Tiny World Terrariums, authors Katy and Michelle of Brooklyn's celebrated Twig Terrariums offer step-by-step instructions for building your own, from selecting glass containers to layering soil and filtration to adding moss, succulents, and other plants. To give each terrarium a whimsical, personal touch, Katy and Michelle demonstrate how to use tiny figurines and toys to create to-scale scenes, such as a couple at their wedding, a CSI crime scene, and Central Park in springtime. Photos of gorgeous finished terrariums and detailed instructions will empower anyone—whether green-thumbed or not—to create their own Lilliputian worlds.
20 Creative Projects Made from Reclaimed Materials
Hardcover ISBN: 1910254479
Provides instructions and inspiration for finding scrap items and turning them into new, desireable items, including a wheelbarrow chair, skateboard shelf, and jelly mould pendant lamps.
A Year Between Friends
3191 Miles Apart: Crafts, Recipes, Letters, and Stories
Paperback ISBN: 1419722468
Two blogging friends living on opposite coasts share a year of lives within their long-distance friendship through 25 handmade crafts and season recipes that accompany photos, notes on simple living and photographs. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Applique Your Way
35 Pretty Sewing Projects and Patterns
Paperback ISBN: 081186734x
Appliqu Your Way goes beyond traditional quiltwork with 35 sweet stitching projects from crafter extraordinaire Kayte Terry. Master decorative stitches, create original templates, and much more. The book is designed for easy use with a lay-flat Wire-O binding and a handy back pocket that holds pattern and template pieces. No more wrestling with a copy machine to enlarge or shrink! Stitchers will find everything they need to create a Gone Dotty A-line Skirt, a Reverse Appliqu Market Tote, a Felted Faux Bois Scarf, and 30+ more projects ranging from the sublimely simple to the ultra-chic.
The Art of Folding
Creative Forms in Design and Architecture
Paperback ISBN: 8415967772
Beginning with the simplest possible form, this gorgeous book showcases the multiple possibilities folding techniques offer nowadays. It illustrates how folded materials such as paper, plastic and textiles can be applied to very different areas of creation such as fashion, jewellery, interior design or architecture. This insightful and beautifully illustrated volume reveals how folding presents many intriguing challenges for designers, not to mention end results that will wow those who love innovative design.The Art of Folding goes far beyond the boundaries of origami and folded paper, shedding light on a whole range of possibilities and materials. Charles Trebbi is an urban architect, designer, and artist specialized in the infinite possibilities of folding, cutting and assembling all sorts of materials.
The Big Book of Hacks
264 Amazing DIY Tech Projects
Paperback ISBN: 1616283998
There’s a new movement afoot—a whole generation of makers and tech-savvy innovators who excel at making wild and fascinating projects using electronics and found materials. In The Big Book of Hacks, you get a collection of these amazing ideas from the DIY masters at Popular Science magazine—from a theremin you can make for under $15 to a motorized skateboard, from an epic potato gun to a Roomba that waters your plants. It’s never been a better time to be a geek. Four comprehensive chapters help readers create megafun games and toys for the amusement of all; trick out their home with improvised gadgets; upgrade basic electronics and tools like a pro; and build wild and zany vehicles. Contents: Geek Toys Build a Pocket Theremin - Tear Up the Dance Floor in an LED Suit - Disguise Your Beer Can - Shoot Fireballs with a Rocket-Shaped Launcher - Program a Drink-Slinging Droid-Start Up a Lego™ Pinball Machine - Make a Mini Toothbrush Robot Home Improvements Turn Your Roomba into a Robot - Make a Customizable Doormat - Put Together a Low-Budget Luxury Shower - Set Up a DIY Smoker - Organize Loose Cables Foil Wi-Fi Thieves - Make the Lazy Man’s Lawn Mower Tech Upgrades Rig a Smartphone Projector - Retrofit a Vintage Radio - Assemble an eBook Reader Case - Repurpose an Old Computer for Any Room in the House Hack Your Cable Box - RFID-Proof Your Wallet Things That Go Trick Out a Motorized Skateboard - Run Your Car on Trash - Soar in a Personal Blimp - Convert an Old Bike into an All-Star Cruiser - Supercharge a Paper Plane - Speed Off on a Jet Kayak