Whether looking for a long-term hobby or hoping to while away an afternoon, you will find the resources you need with this wide selection of books for kids and adults. From reference books that show the best lighting for a photograph to how to knit a scarf – the books in DK Canada’s Craft Boutique will answer every question and encourage your creative side! Right now through to October 15th the titles in the boutique are 30% off.
I had the opportunity to check out Handmade Gifts and Craft from the Craft Boutique.
Containing more than 70 projects, from candle making and crocheting to paper-crafts and baking, Handmade Gifts is the perfect guide to making handcrafted items that people will love. Each project is clearly explained using simple step-by-step images along with photographs of the finished item and variations on how to make each piece unique. There are even ideas for green and up-cycled gifts.
Download sample projects:
All Natural Lemon Soap
All Natural Soap Variations
This book is full of well-written, easy to follow tutorials for crafts you can make at home paired with beautiful illustrations. There are just so many projects from a wide range of mediums for crafters of all levels. There are gift ideas for the home, jewellery, edible gifts, pampering gifts and more. There is something in this book for everyone, even great gift box and wrap ideas so that your gift will be unique and handmade right down to its presentation. It even includes a section of templates to make following the steps even easier! I dare you to pick up this title and not feel tempted to try something new!
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned craftsperson, there is always something new to learn. This magnificent all-new illustrated resource is the perfect way to sample new crafts as it embraces a vast range of disciplines and includes 50 stunning contemporary projects for crafters of all levels of ability and which can be done at home with inexpensive equipment and materials.
Featuring step by step instructions for 300 different techniques, this user-friendly guide is broken down into six sections – Textile Crafts, Papercrafts, Jewelry, Ceramics & Glass, Candles & Soap and Eco Crafts. Each section includes invaluable information and advice on essential tools as well as clear, close-up photography, with easy-to-follow guiding annotation.
Including over 2000 full colour photographs and images, this all-new “homemade” bible includes a wealth of ideas for both the novice and the experienced crafter alike.
Download a Sample Project:
Applique Throw project
This is a great collection of crafts that is very well organized and illustrated. Craft is broken down into six chapters – Textile crafts, Paper-crafts, Jewellery, Ceramics and glass, candles and soap and Eco crafts. You can find papermaking, marbling, papier mache, scrabooking, decoupage, quilling and other techniques all under paper-crafts etc.. The tutorials are written clearly and written to be accessible to all levels of crafters.
Each chapter features several pages detailing the tools and materials needed for each technique used within it complete with descriptions and images.
As a blogger, I love that Craft if compiled of projects by expert crafters, including bloggers! All the contributors are listed with their crafts and website/contact information in the back of the book.
Do you love to craft?
Disclosure: I received the above mentioned products in order to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!