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Plant Craft: 30 Projects That Add Natural Style to Your Home
Plant Craft
30 Projects That Add Natural Style to Your Home
Hardcover      ISBN: 1604696494
Discover the simple beauty of adding natural style to a space

Not everyone has a garden--but with only a handful of materials and a little bit of time, everyone can bring the beauty of nature into their home. Plant Craft features projects inspired by the natural world and made out of live plants, cut flowers, foraged branches, and more. You'll learn how to create a colorful floral mural, an elegant table centerpiece, a serene underwater sculpture, a whimsical mobile, and more. The step-by-step instructions are clear, easy to follow, and fully illustrated with color photographs, and the projects vary in difficulty. Given the right care, they all have the potential to grace a home for a long time.
Color Concrete Garden Projects: Make Your Own Planters, Furniture, and Fire Pits Using Creative Techniques and Vibrant Finishes
Color Concrete Garden Projects
Make Your Own Planters, Furniture, and Fire Pits Using Creative Techniques and Vibrant Finishes
Paperback      ISBN: 1604695390
A Library Journal Best Crafts & DIY Book of 2015

Incorporating concrete design into a home garden can now be easily achieved by any do-it-yourself enthusiast Concrete furniture and containers add style and personality to outdoor spaces, and the addition of color makes these objects even more eye-catching. These trendy pieces can cost thousands of dollars at garden centers and furniture stores, but they can also be made affordably at home. In this hands-on guide, concrete artisans Nathan Smith and Michael Snyder offer basic information on how to mix concrete and add color using dyes, paints, and inlaid materials. The twenty step-by-step projects include small items, like a candle holder with an old-world feel and a simple stacked-ring planter, and larger pieces, like an elegant bike rack and a beautiful fire pit that is the perfect gathering place for friends and family.
Crafting a Meaningful Home: 27 DIY Projects to Tell Stories, Hold Memories, and Celebrate Family Heritage
Crafting a Meaningful Home
27 DIY Projects to Tell Stories, Hold Memories, and Celebrate Family Heritage
Hardcover      ISBN: 158479867x

As the second decade of the 21st century begins, we're more compelled than ever to find refuge in our homes and personalize our living spaces with DIY projects that celebrate who we are and where we've been. In Crafting a Meaningful Home, Meg Mateo Ilasco shares 27 projects that tell personal stories and celebrate heritage, all easily created on a budget. Learn how to decoupage a plate with photos of a best friend; silkscreen upholstery with folk motifs; artfully display love notes; sew a teepee from a vintage quilt top; or create family silhouettes for a festive banner. Contributed by a hip cast of well known designers from across the country, the projects are, at once, nostalgic, sentimental, and modern. Clear instruc-tions are easy to follow, even for beginning crafters.

Praise for Crafting a Meaningful Home:

" Crafting a Meaningful Home] can serve two purposes on your gift giving list. If you have time, make one of the projects from the book. If not, give the book itself. It's beautifully photographed and written, and the projects are incredible."
--PopSugar Rush TV
Crafting a Colorful Home: A Room-by-Room Guide to Personalizing Your Space With Color
Crafting a Colorful Home
A Room-by-Room Guide to Personalizing Your Space With Color
Hardcover      ISBN: 161180129x
Knit, stitch, and paint your way to a more colorful and happy home with color expert and crafter Kristin Nicholas.

Learn how to make your home sing through handmade crafts and a bold use of color. Kristin Nicholas, color expert and all-around master crafter, shares her secrets to selecting colors and patterns and explores the variety of crafts and decorating touches that have made her home so unique. Going room by room, Kristin uses her own 1751 farmhouse as a leaping-off point for craft projects perfect for every space. You'll find a range of step-by-step projects to make your home cozy and bright, including knit pillows, embroidered curtains, crocheted blankets, and painted lampshades. Along the way, Kristin also shares DIY techniques on refinishing furniture, faux finishing walls, mural painting, and recycling wool clothes. Full of inspiration, and with vibrant photographs throughout, this is a complete guide to creating a home that reflects your own handmade style.
The Real Wood Bible: The Complete Illustrated Guide to Choosing and Using 100 Decorative Woods
The Real Wood Bible
The Complete Illustrated Guide to Choosing and Using 100 Decorative Woods
Paperback      ISBN: 1770850139

A practical and inspiring A-Z guide to the world's most popular woods.

Many of the world's most beautiful and useful woods are in serious decline due to over-harvesting and environmental degradation. This updated edition of The Real Wood Bible gives the current sustainability status of these rare and important woods.

Wood is a favored building material because of availability, ease to cut and join, decorative properties, functionality, flexibility, and a favorable strength-to-weight ratio.

The Real Wood Bible is a comprehensive handbook for anyone who works with wood...or is planning to. Woodworkers, crafters, carpenters, and interior designers will find extensive information about the woods they regularly use as well as discover some new ones.

This colorful, easy-to-use book features:

  • How trees are converted into boards and veneers
  • How to convert your own trees into boards
  • Woods that incorporate beautiful natural effects
  • A list of woods available from sustainable sources
  • Useful advice on buying and storing lumber.

An extensive and illustrated A-Z guide to the world's most popular woods is the heart of this book. Each wood is shown with a color illustration demonstrating the true look and beauty of the finished and unfinished grain.

A special section on sustainability is included, with an introduction to key conservation issues.

The Real Wood Bible is the essential reference for the appreciation of the practical beauty of the world's most popular building material.

Playing House: A Starter Guide to Being a Grown-Up
Playing House
A Starter Guide to Being a Grown-Up
Paperback      ISBN: 0060741635

Ready to graduate from dorm
decor and mismatched furniture?

Now it's easy to create a perfect, stylish space for entertaining and relaxing. Playing House is the bible for the girl who knows she has an aspiring domestic goddess inside her but doesn't know how to make those impulses meet reality. Page after page of advice on cooking, decorating, cleaning, and entertaining will provide you with everything you need to turn your bachelorette pad into a welcoming, cozy haven, including a stress-free formula for making any room look elegant and inviting for little money and minimal effort; tips on transforming an apartment filled with mismatching furniture into a well-choreographed pad; time-saving strategies for dinner parties that can be prepared 80 percent in advance and on a tight budget; advice on making a bedroom that looks like a sanctuary rather than a dorm room; and more

Featuring the budget-friendly tips and advice of top interior designers, chefs, and event planners, Playing House will help you achieve blissful domesticity with minimum fuss and maximum fun.

Millie Marotta's Home Sticker Book
Millie Marotta's Home Sticker Book
Paperback      ISBN: 1849942803
Brighten a room instantly with 75 stickers by leading illustrator Millie Marotta

Millie Marotta's inimitable nature designs add style anywhere in the home, gracing the walls or decorating bookcases, tiles, mirrors, and more. Use the fun giraffes and elephants to create a menagerie in a child's bedroom; let fish stickers happily "swim" above the tub; and grow an indoor garden with Millie's fabulous flowers. Best of all, they'll come off without effort (or leaving a spot) when you're ready to freshen the d cor

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Colorful Stitchery: 65 Embroidery Projects to Personalize Your Home
Colorful Stitchery
65 Embroidery Projects to Personalize Your Home
Paperback      ISBN: 1611801672
Embroidery has never looked this good or been so colorful--65 projects to stitch your way to a more colorful home.

With inspiration and encouragement from designer and colorist Kristin Nicholas, would-be and experienced stitchers alike will find dozens of embroidery projects that add exuberance to every room in the house. Nicholas's collection opens with pillow covers in dancing colors on unexpected patterns and fabrics, such as stripes and plaids, velvets and corduroys. For kitchens, she offers a joyfully polka-dotted tea cozy or jewel-bright, purchased napkins and tablecloth creatively stitched with floral motifs. Personalized wedding gifts include a luxurious, monogrammed cashmere throw and his-and-hers hot water bottle covers; or for the perfect baby gift, a cozy matching blanket and teddy bear set.
Many projects feature fabrics from flea markets and thrift shops, with complete how-to on hand-felting and hand-dyeing sweaters and blankets for the very softest, most colorful look. With her ribbon-stitched craft boxes (perfect for scrapbookers), embroidered stationery, and even a pair of espadrilles, the author explores an exciting world of embroidering on unexpected surfaces and materials.
The Complete Book of Gourd Craft: 22 Projects * 55 Decorative Techniques * 300 Inspirational Designs
The Complete Book of Gourd Craft
22 Projects * 55 Decorative Techniques * 300 Inspirational Designs
Paperback      ISBN: 1887374558

"This book covers growing, harvesting, and curing as well as crafting and finishing....The projects, are artistic and imaginative and cover all techniques of dealing with gourds."--Library Journal. "Lots of inspiring gourd crafting techniques and ideas--I highly recommend The Complete Book of Gourd Craft...its 300 color photos... depict many...amazing things you can create...plenty of detailed information."--Organic Gardening.

Wirework
Wirework
Hardcover      ISBN: 1859671489

These stylish craft books are highly accessible, with all techniques fully explained, and each project photographed from start to finish. Each book contains 25 beautiful and original projects.