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Home Is Where You Make It
Home Is Where You Make It
By Vanderzeil, Geneva
2020-03 - Tiller Press
9781982144814 Check Our Catalog

 

Add style and individuality to your home with DIY--even when you're renting

The concept of a large, professional renovation isn't possible for many people who are short on time and money, especially when you rent. But that doesn't mean you don't want a beautiful, cozy home that reflects your unique taste and personality--it just means you need (and want) to get creative …More
 

Floret Farm's a Year in Flowers: Essential Guide to Designing Gorgeous Arrangements for Every Season
Floret Farm's a Year in Flowers: Essential Guide to Designing Gorgeous Arrangements for Every Season
By Benzakein, Erin
With Chai, Julie
Photographer Benzakein, Chris
2020-02 - Chronicle Books
9781452172897 Check Our Catalog

 

National Bestseller--New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Publisher's Weekly, Washington Post

Learn how to buy, style, and present seasonal flower arrangements for every occasion.

With sections on tools, flower care, and design techniques, Floret Farm's A Year in Flowers presents all the secrets to arranging garden-fresh bouquets.

Featuring expert advice from …More
 

Sotak Handmade: Thoughtful Patchwork Essentials for Generous Living
Sotak Handmade: Thoughtful Patchwork Essentials for Generous Living
By Sotak, Svetlana
2019-04 - Lucky Spool
9781940655383 Check Our Catalog

 

That Handmade Touch showcases Svetlana Sotak's talent for creating everyday essentials with a signature style, through the use of thoughtful fabrics, clean patchwork, and precise construction techniques. Sotak believes in the spirit of generous living and sharing her love of sewing through her popular online tutorials and Craftsy class. Now, in her first book, she teaches how to create …More
 

Hand-Lettered Signs for Your Happy Home: Learn the Art of Hand Lettering with 20 Original Projects
Hand-Lettered Signs for Your Happy Home: Learn the Art of Hand Lettering with 20 Original Projects
By Bryan, Caroline
2020-07 - Castle Point Books
9781250270641 Check Our Catalog

 

 

You can create your own lettering art to personalize your wall decor and add modern farmhouse style to every area of your home. Even if you're new to hand lettering, you'll find it easier than you ever imagined with Caroline Bryan's Hand-Lettered Home.

-Learn the art of hand lettering with 20 beautiful projects.

-Get expert tips on the best lettering tools and techniques. …More
 

My Social Media for Seniors
My Social Media for Seniors
By Miller, Michael
2019-08 - Que
9780135911631 Check Our Catalog

 

My Social Media for Seniors

 

 

Step-by-step instructions for the tasks you care about most

 

Large, full-color, close-up photos show you exactly what to do

 

Common-sense help whenever you run into problems

 

Tips and notes to help you along the way

 

 

 

Learn how to get the most out of social media

 

We've identified …More
 

 

Incredible One Day Woodworking Projects: Build Quality, Custom Furniture and Decor the Fast and Easy Way
Incredible One Day Woodworking Projects: Build Quality, Custom Furniture and Decor the Fast and Easy Way
By Spillman, Liz
Author Spillman, Liz
2020-01 - Page Street Publishing
9781624149337 Check Our Catalog

 

 

Fast Weekend Projects for an Upscale, Rustic Home

In their debut book, JP Strate and Liz Spillman, creators of the popular DIY YouTube channel The Rehab Life, bring over 20 new beginner-friendly furniture projects to your home. Their distinctive style pairs clean, contemporary designs with natural wood and warm stains to give your space that urban farmhouse look. There's no need …More
 

The Little Upholstery Book: A Beginner's Guide to Artisan Upholstery
The Little Upholstery Book: A Beginner's Guide to Artisan Upholstery
By Leer, Shelly Miller
2019-05 - Schiffer Publishing
9780764357428 Check Our Catalog

 

Upholstery doesn't have to be intimidating Expert Shelly Miller Leer, founder of HomeRoom and Upholstery Club and former writer and contributor for curbly.com, apartmenttherapy.com, and many other online crafting communities uses her trademark fresh, casual teaching style to empower you with the confidence and skills to get started right away. These five projects have been mindfully designed to …More
 

The Making It Guide to Crafting
The Making It Guide to Crafting
By Creators of Making It
2020-04 - Harry N. Abrams
9781419743481 Check Our Catalog

 

"This book will blow your knitted socks off A great guide on how to plan and execute any handmade creation. Put your phone down and glue something." --Amy Poehler

With a foreword by Nick Offerman and an introduction from Dayna Isom Johnson, The Making It Guide to Crafting is a compendium of crafting inspiration and instruction from the competition series Making It on …More
 

How to Bloom: Floral Arrangements for Joy and Wellbeing
How to Bloom: Floral Arrangements for Joy and Wellbeing
By Potter, Anna
Photographer Hobson, India
2019-05 - White Lion Publishing
9781781317884 Check Our Catalog

 

The Flower Fix presents wild inspiration and modern arrangements by Swallows and Damsons florist Anna Potter, with beautiful photography by India Hobson.

Blousy blooms, speckled branches, rich foliage, and delicate petals; nature has the power to inspire and energize, calm and soothe, focus and still. Anna has harnessed this magic with 26 tailor-made combinations of …More
 

Jomo Knits: 21 Projects to Celebrate the Joy of Missing Out
Jomo Knits: 21 Projects to Celebrate the Joy of Missing Out
By Boggis, Christine
2019-03 - GMC Publications
9781784945053 Check Our Catalog

 

 

Are you tired of "doing" all the time? Feeling frantic, frazzled and full of FOMO (fear of missing out)? Then it's time to slow down, disconnect from your screens, put your feet up and enjoy some JOMO (JOY of missing out).

  • This inspirational book of 21 gorgeous knitting projects also includes insights into how to use …More
     

     

Woodcraft: Master the Art of Green Woodworking with Key Techniques and Inspiring Projects
Woodcraft: Master the Art of Green Woodworking with Key Techniques and Inspiring Projects
By Wall, William
2019-04 - DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
9781465479785 Check Our Catalog

 

Looking for a simpler, more natural way of working with wood? Create beautiful wooden objects from fresh green wood by becoming skilled in the crafts of whittling, ax-based furniture making, turning, and weaving.

With green woodworking there's no need for costly materials and machinery. All you need to begin crafting is a log, an ax, and a hand knife.

Starting with selecting and …More
 

Instant Pot Hacks: Lip Balm, Tie Dye, Candles, and Dozens of Other Amazing Pressure Cooker Ideas
Instant Pot Hacks: Lip Balm, Tie Dye, Candles, and Dozens of Other Amazing Pressure Cooker Ideas
By Murphy, David
2019-08 - Racehorse
9781510746169 Check Our Catalog

 

What can you do with your Instant Pot? A lot more than dinner Here are 50 projects anyone can make--handmade soap, infused liqueurs, tie dye, and much more

The Instant Pot is no longer just for food This revolutionary home appliance is taking DIY to a whole new level. After going viral with his discovery of how to make wine in the Instant Pot, and then writing Instant Pot …More
 

Beautiful Beadwork from Nature: 16 Stunning Jewelry Projects Inspired by the Natural World
Beautiful Beadwork from Nature: 16 Stunning Jewelry Projects Inspired by the Natural World
By Shippee, Melissa
2019-05 - Lark Books (NC)
9781454710776 Check Our Catalog

 

16 gorgeous beaded jewelry projects for intermediate-to-advanced beaders, featuring one-of-a-kind, nature-inspired designs.

"The elaborate process of creating tiny beaded works of art has never been so well-captured." --Booklist (Starred review)

Drawing from the shapes, colors, and beauty of the natural world, award-winning jewelry designer Melissa Shippee has …More
 

Craft the Rainbow: 40 Colorful Paper Projects from the House That Lars Built
Craft the Rainbow: 40 Colorful Paper Projects from the House That Lars Built
By Watson Jepsen, Brittany
2018-04 - Harry N. Abrams
9781419729003 Check Our Catalog

 

What began as an Instagram hashtag and project collection (#CrafttheRainbow) that quickly went viral has become a showstopping book, offering a rainbow of completely new project ideas. Learn how to make playful party decorations, luscious flowers, amazing cards, and sophisticated wreaths, garlands, centerpieces, and more than you can imagine--all with nothing but the creative power of paper. …More
 

Crafting a Patterned Home: Painting, Printing, and Stitching Projects to Enliven Every Room
Crafting a Patterned Home: Painting, Printing, and Stitching Projects to Enliven Every Room
By Nicholas, Kristin
Photographer Snyder, Rikki
2018-04 - Roost Books
9781611803495 Check Our Catalog

 

Create a unique space that's all your own--bold and colorful handmade projects to fill your home with pattern from color expert crafter extraordinaire Kristin Nicholas.

Jump into the world of pattern--get a crash course on the types of patterns and how they are made; learn how to gain inspiration and ideas from a variety of sources; explore ways of pairing different patterns together; …More
 

Concrete Creations: 45 Easy-To-Make Gifts and Accessories
Concrete Creations: 45 Easy-To-Make Gifts and Accessories
By Dawidowski, Marion
2018-02 - Search Press(UK)
9781782215851 Check Our Catalog

 

Over 45 elegant concrete designs for your beautiful, modern home with just a bag of ready-mixed concrete, water, and a few items you can find around the house.

Concrete is in.

And no wonder: it's inexpensive, durable, and makes unique, stunning pieces with which to decorate your home. With just a bag of ready-mixed concrete, water, and a few utensils and molds you can find around …More
 

Rescue, Restore, Redecorate: Amy Howard's Guide to Refinishing Furniture and Accessories
Rescue, Restore, Redecorate: Amy Howard's Guide to Refinishing Furniture and Accessories
By Howard, Amy
2018-05 - Harry N. Abrams
9781419729010 Check Our Catalog

 

Whether you dream of restoring an heirloom to its former beauty, or just want to modernize a flea market treasure, Amy Howard has the design and refinishing secrets you need. Here are all the furniture finishing recipes, techniques, and tips that have made Howard's beloved classes sold-out success stories, and made Howard herself the go-to guru of refinishing and "use what you have" redecorating. …More
 

The Craft of Paper Flowers: The Essential Guide to Making Crepe Paper Bouquets, Plants, Crowns, and Wreaths
The Craft of Paper Flowers: The Essential Guide to Making Crepe Paper Bouquets, Plants, Crowns, and Wreaths
By Griffith, Lia
2018-08 - Clarkson Potter Publishers
9781984822376 Check Our Catalog

 

With 30 projects and an introduction to both crafting paper flowers and working with crepe paper, this book is full of inspiration and expert advice for beginners. If you have a Cricut Maker, you can download the templates to your machine so you can enjoy your own homemade bouquets in no time.

Crepe paper is the best material for creating paper flowers, especially for beginners. It's …More
 

Rock Art Critters: Paint the Perfect Pebble
Rock Art Critters: Paint the Perfect Pebble
By Scicluna, Denise
2018-09 - B.E.S.
9781438011943 Check Our Catalog

 

Here's another great guide to "rocking out" from the bestselling author of Rock Art

Visual artist Denise Scicluna provides inspiration and advice for rock painting--a craft that's perfect for "kids" of all ages. Readers will discover:

  • Tips for finding and identifying rocks and preparing them for paint
  • Techniques for creating the perfect "rock" from polymer clay
  • A …More
     

     

Paper Bead Jewelry: Step-By-Step Instructions for 40+ Designs
Paper Bead Jewelry: Step-By-Step Instructions for 40+ Designs
By Sakamoto, Keiko
2018-08 - Stackpole Books
9780811719841 Check Our Catalog

 

Any paper--magazines, newspapers, wrapping paper, copy paper--can be upcycled into a variety of shapes and sizes of paper beads that can be used to make colorful, unique pieces of jewelry that no one would guess are made from paper. Fashioned from thin strips of paper and painted in a variety of ways, the beads you make can then be used to make elegant drop earrings, beaded necklaces, and …More
 

Terrain at Home: Ideas and Inspiration for Living with Nature
Terrain at Home: Ideas and Inspiration for Living with Nature
By Lehmkuhl, Greg
2018-10 - Artisan Publishers
9781579658076 Check Our Catalog

 

Named one of the Wall Street Journal's Best Interior-Design Books to Give as Holiday Presents

Founded in a historic nursery in southeast Pennsylvania, Terrain is a nationally renowned garden, home, and lifestyle brand with an entirely fresh approach to living with nature. It's an approach that bridges the gap between home and garden, the indoors and the outdoors. An approach …More
 

DIY Projects for Cats and Dogs: 20 Easy-To-Build Creations for Your Best Friend
DIY Projects for Cats and Dogs: 20 Easy-To-Build Creations for Your Best Friend
By Rau, Armelle
Author Legrix, Pierre
2018-05 - Companionhouse Books
9781621871293 Check Our Catalog

 

Pamper your pet while you save money by doing it yourself This book shows you how to build inexpensive, functional accessories to make your home a pet paradise. DIY Projects for Cats and Dogs presents 20 simple projects that you can make in just a weekend, without any advanced skills or special tools. From a cat tree and a hide-away litter box to bowl stands, leash racks, and a Scandinavian bed …More
 

Tomoko Fuse's Origami Boxes: Beautiful Paper Gift Boxes from Japan's Leading Origami Master (30 Projects)
Tomoko Fuse's Origami Boxes: Beautiful Paper Gift Boxes from Japan's Leading Origami Master (30 Projects)
By Fuse, Tomoko
2018-04 - Tuttle Publishing
9780804850063 Check Our Catalog

 

With this origami folding book, learn how to create original gift boxes that are as beautiful as the treasures they hold

Considered the most famous living origami master, Tomoko Fuse is known for her expertise in modular origami and box-folding. The more than 30 origami projects in this book range from beginner to more advanced, and ensure you'll always have a special way to give a …More
 

Big Book of Weekend Beading: Step-By-Step Instructions for 30+ Quick Beading Projects
Big Book of Weekend Beading: Step-By-Step Instructions for 30+ Quick Beading Projects
By Power, Jean
Contribution by Cotgrove, Natalie
Contribution by Hafeez, Umbreen
2018-03 - Companionhouse Books
9781620082829 Check Our Catalog

 

Discover the amazing versatility of beadwork in this scintillating selection of more than 30 projects that you can make in just one weekend. From jewelry and clothing to home accessories and embroidered textiles, there's something here for every taste and level of ability. Projects include lampshades, decorative candles, fringed throws, embroidered table runners, tassel covers, embellished …More
 

The Craft of the Cut: The Essential Maker's Guide to Your Cricut, Silhouette, or Brother Cutting Machine
The Craft of the Cut: The Essential Maker's Guide to Your Cricut, Silhouette, or Brother Cutting Machine
By Griffith, Lia
2018-05 - Clarkson Potter Publishers
9781984822352 Check Our Catalog

 

Get more creative with your Cricut, Sizzix, or Silhouette die cutting machine Here are 50 easy projects and 60 templates for making gorgeous home accessories, fun party decor, and memorable gifts.

This book includes beautiful items you can make using just about any electronic die cutting machine, by downloading the SVG templates, running your materials through your machine, and …More
 

Crafting for Cat Ladies: 35 Purr-Fect Feline Projects
Crafting for Cat Ladies: 35 Purr-Fect Feline Projects
By Roberts, Kat
2017-05 - Lark Books (NC)
9781454710394 Check Our Catalog

 

For cat-crazy crafters, these 35 unique projects are absolutely purr-fect

Sweet and trendy, creative and fun to make, the crafts are divided into four sections--accessories, apparel, home, and party. Projects range from a kitty clutch wallet and cat print jeans to kitty-shaped coasters and cat-themed tablecloth. Each project includes easy-to-follow step-by-step photography as …More
 

Paper Flowers Chinese Style: Create Handmade Gifts and Decorations
Paper Flowers Chinese Style: Create Handmade Gifts and Decorations
By Liu, Fang
Author Yunyun, Yue
2017-10 - Shanghai Press
9781602200302 Check Our Catalog

 

This Chinese papercraft book introduces readers to 24 unique paper flower patterns, with techniques for their folding and decoration, and tips for composition, color matching, floral vessels and display.

The 24 patterns are designed to match the 24 solar terms on the Chinese lunisolar calendar, with six flowers for each of the four seasons. They are ideal for gracing your living room, …More
 

How to Make It: 25 Makers Share the Secrets to Building a Creative Business
How to Make It: 25 Makers Share the Secrets to Building a Creative Business
By Abbott, Erin Austen
2017-03 - Chronicle Books
9781452150017 Check Our Catalog

 

This is the ultimate tell-all, show-all guide to making a living by making things. Featuring 25 profiles of illustrators, jewelry designers, ceramicists, painters, clothing designers, and printmakers, How to Make It provides a behind-the-scenes look at the daily rituals and best practices that keep these creative entrepreneurs on track. With Q & As, insider tips, and DIYs from each maker, …More
 

Folded Book Art: 35 Beautiful Projects to Transform Your Books--Create Cards, Display Scenes, Decorations, Gifts, and More
Folded Book Art: 35 Beautiful Projects to Transform Your Books--Create Cards, Display Scenes, Decorations, Gifts, and More
By Youngs, Clare
- Cico
9781782494157 Check Our Catalog

 

Create a fantastic world of delight with these 35 inspiring projects--all made from old books

Create a fantastic world of delight with these 35 inspiring projects--all made from old books

Follow Clare Youngs' simple step-by-step projects to make a huge variety of creative book art projects. In the first chapter, Folding Books, get folding and make a beautiful bird, a …More
 

Journal Sparks: Fire Up Your Creativity with Spontaneous Art, Wild Writing, and Inventive Thinking
Journal Sparks: Fire Up Your Creativity with Spontaneous Art, Wild Writing, and Inventive Thinking
By Neuburger, Emily K.
2017-04 - Storey Publishing
9781612126524 Check Our Catalog

 

Using words, drawing, collage, and observation-based list-making, award-winning author Emily K. Neuburger highlights the many paths into journaling. Her 60 interactive writing prompts and art how-tos help you to expand your imagination and stimulate your creativity. Every spread invites a new approach to filling a page, from making a visual map of a day-in-my-life to turning random splotches into …More
 

Hello Tokyo: 30+ Handmade Projects and Fun Ideas for a Cute, Tokyo-Inspired Lifestyle
Hello Tokyo: 30+ Handmade Projects and Fun Ideas for a Cute, Tokyo-Inspired Lifestyle
By Bizys, Ebony
Photographer Boco
2017-03 - Harry N. Abrams
9781419723957 Check Our Catalog

 

Full of fun and inventive projects, Hello Tokyo is a cute and quirky guide to living a DIY lifestyle inspired by Japanese crafts and trends

Filled with simple craft projects and fun tips inspired by her daily life in Tokyo, Japanese blogger, crafter, and designer Ebony Bizys captures the humor and originality of the eclectic Japanese experience in this charming handbook. …More
 

Mason Jar Nation: The Jars That Changed America and 50 Clever Ways to Use Them Today
Mason Jar Nation: The Jars That Changed America and 50 Clever Ways to Use Them Today
By Moser, Joann
2016-05 - Cool Springs Press
9781591866527 Check Our Catalog

 

 

Learn how to make more than 50 Mason jar projects, including luminaries, planters, and upcycled art, in this eagerly anticipated book for DIYers

Mason Jar Nation begins by exploring the Mason jar's impact on America since its 1858 patent. Prior to the jar's invention, settlers had no reliable and safe way to store food for the winter, which required them to travel great …More