Synopses & Reviews
COOL CRAFT PROJECTS FOR PEOPLE WHO ENJOY FASHIONING HANDMADE STUFF BUT DON'T WANT TO SPEND A LOT TIME OR MONEY
Quick, adorable, and requiring little more than whats already within arms reach, the projects in InstaCraft have both novice and inexperienced crafters fashioning beautiful baubles in no time. Each of these 50 crafts comes together in a snap with the simplest materials paint swatches, twine, tag-sale ceramics to create elegant and practical home decor that transcends its humble components. With projects ranging from decorative to dainty to downright practical, InstaCraft provides ample inspiration for crafters of all skill levels. Whether its re-creating designer jewelry with nail polish on an old necklace or fashioning sophisticated modern coasters out of bobby pins, these zippy projects are completed in an instant. No fancy skills are needed to create stunning decorative objects, personalized gifts, and fun party decorations. From Mason jars made into snow globes to an old suitcase turned into a side table, the inspiring ideas in InstaCraft teach readers to upcycle” junk-drawer clutter into stylish treasures.
SUPER CUTE, SURPRISINGLY EASY
Whether you're a crafting pro or newbie, this book shows how to turn five minutes, a few simple items, and your own creativity into stylish, personalized stuff, including:
Berry Personalized Stationery
Faux French Lockets
Sweetheart Sugar Jars
Takeout Container Lanterns
Paint-Swatch Key Hooks
Time Capsule Terrariums
Fond Memories Wrapping Paper
About the Author
is a writer with a penchant for crafting, drinking tea, and talking about London where she lived for a short while. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Alison found her inspiration for style and design while blogging for fashion publication Harpers Bazaar
. Her work has appeared in magazines such as Allure
and Every Day with Rachael Ray
, and she is currently the senior associate editor at Readers Digest
where she writes about home décor, financial advice, popular culture, and travel. Alison lives in an apartment in Brooklyn with more terrariums than you can handle.
Meera Lee Patel is an artist raised by the New Jersey shore where she swam the bright waters and climbed cherry blossom trees until she grew old enough to draw them. Her illustrations, inspired by the magical mysteries of nature, have appeared in numerous publications and have been translated into housewares and apparel by companies such as Poketo and Urban Outfitters. Meera currently lives in and works from her studio in Jersey City, New Jersey.