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 instructions are easy to follow, even for beginning crafters.
The Black and Decker Complete Guide to Home Masonry
Step-By-Step Projects & Repairs Using Concrete, Brick, Block & Stone
Paperback ISBN: 0865735921
A guide to masonry for today's do-it-yourself homeowner. There are step-by-step instructions and photographs for building with the types of masonry materials that are in demand. The masonry projects include sidewalks, patios, driveways, barbecues, steps and retaining walls.
The Sneaky Book for Girls
How to Perform Sneaky Magic Tricks, Escape a Grasp, Use Sneaky Codes and Syphers, Detect Counterfeit Currency, and Make Spy Devices, Backpacks and Sne
Paperback ISBN: 0740777149
"Thank you, Cy . . . for opening up the world of tinkering and creativity to a whole new generation . . . looking to get their hands dirty with new and exciting projects." --NPR's Ira Flatow, host of Science Friday "Like a real MacGyver, Tymony is hoping to save the world one gizmo at a time." --Los Angeles Times Cy Tymony's The Sneaky Book for Girls picks up where The Daring Book for Girls left off. While The Daring Book for Girls includes pointers on secret note-passing skills, The Sneaky Book for Girls goes one step further by showing gals how to write a note in invisible ink, craft the note into a sneaky Frisbee, and then properly recycle the note after its secrets have been divulged. In addition to profiles of more than a dozen famous women, this clever book also provides complete how-to instructions, along with diagrams for sneaky gadgets, survival skills, magic tricks, communication codes, science and crafting projects, as well as recycling and conservation techniques.
How To Make Forts & Slides & Winter Campfires Plus the Coolest Loch Ness Monster and 23 other Brrrilliant Projects in the Snow
Hardcover ISBN: 1579654053
Describes a variety of ways to have fun in the snow, from building and ice slide or snowball lantern to crafting the perfect fort or starting a winter campfire, with a full-color photograph showcasing each finished project. Original.