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Handmade Christmas : over 35 step-by-step projects and inspirational ideas for the festive season.
Publication Information:
London : Cico Books, 2015
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
"Make the festive season really special by making your own cards, gifts and decorations. Save money and have fun with this beautiful collection of Christmas makes. There are three chapters covering a wide range of different crafting techniques--from papercutting and collage to embroidery and sugar crafting--with projects which take inspiration from different cultures and festive traditions. Start with Decorations, where you will find delightful ideas such as a traditional advent calendar and colorful embroidered Christmas stockings, brighten up your dinner table with tin candle holders that will glimmer and shine, and welcome carol-singers with a pretty wreath for your door. There's nothing so satisfying as making your own cards, and Cards and Gift Wrap also has inspired ways to present your gifts, such as goody bags and labels in the shape of gingerbread men, and why not get the kids involved with making the potato print star gift wrap? In Handmade Gifts, there is something to please everyone, including tasty edible treats such as button bites, chocolate coins, and traditional German lebkuchen. Every project comes with clear step-by-step instructions and illustrations, most of the projects require no specialist equipment, and many can be made in an afternoon, so you can get started right away" --
Decorations. Advent calendar ; For kids: gingerbread house ; Christmas stockings ; For kids: paper snowflakes ; Tin candle holder ; Hanging tassels ; Marzipan Christmas figures ; Jumping jacks ; For kids: pompom decoration ; Tealight houses ; Tin bird clips ; Snowflake garland ; Christmas crackers ; Stained glass cookies ; Christmas coronets -- Cards & giftwrap. Glittery bird card ; Christmas stocking cards ; Robin's nest card : Rubber-stamped cards ; For kids: felt motif cards ; Embroidery gift tags ; Goody bags and labels ; Patchwork wrap & card ; For kids: potato print giftwrap ; Gift boxes ; Button & paper flowers -- Gifts. Lebkuchen ; For kids: snow globes ; Paper-cut woodland scene ; Meringue snowflakes ; Button bites ; Floral booties ; Bauble cookies ; Polar bear hot water bottle ; Reindeer pillow ; Chocolate money ; Gingerbread doorstop -- Techniques -- Templates -- Resources.

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