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The Gift of Christmas: Create Ornaments, Floral Arrangements, Gifts & More


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Book Name: The Gift of Christmas: Create Ornaments, Floral Arrangements, Gifts & More

Author: Home Decorating Institute

Publisher: Cy DeCosse Inc.

ISBN: 0-86573-389-9

Cover: Hardcover

# of Pages: 126

Illustrations: color photos & patterns

Experience Required: Intermediate


Book Review

What I really like about The Gift of Christmas is that even though it isn’t a recent publication, the craft ideas are currently very popular. Not only are there a lot of crafts to make, there are additional sections amongst the main craft ideas such as: More ideas for ornaments, Quick & Easy Garlands, More Ideas for Tree Skirts, More Ideas for the Table, Quick & Easy Gift Ideas and Quick & Easy Gift Wrapping, all of which show photos of the different ideas accompanied by a brief description of how to do it.

Another bonus section in this book is great and informative because it teaches you how to do a specific technique (i.e. How to Blanket Stitch which is used on the Fleece Throw) to be used in combination with one of the craft ideas in this book. Other crafts that are used in more than one way are; the Ribbon Roses, which are used to adorn a gift box, and the Hand Cast Paper & Felt ornaments that are used as gift tags. The Gift of Christmas is the gift that just keeps on giving.

The step-by-step instructions for the projects in this book are clear and straightforward and are accompanied by specific photos. These types of instructions are the best because not only can you understand them but also you can see how the craft is supposed to look as you are making it. It helps to ensure the success of your project. The only thing I didn’t like is the pattern section is at the back of the book and this isn’t as convenient as having the pattern adjacent to the project instructions.

Favorites:

  • String Ball Ornaments
  • Hand-Cast Paper Ornaments
  • Ribbon Roses
  • Quick & Easy Garlands
  • Shingled Trees
  • Woolen Stockings
  • Wall Trees
  • Hanging Pine Ball
  • Fiber-Mache cards and Gift Tags

Overall Rating:

4.5/5

Available At:

Amazon.com
Amazon.ca

 

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