Synopses & Reviews
Design enthusiasts are bombarded with beautiful inspiration at every turn, but many lack the foundation necessary to re-create their dream projects. Materially Crafted
is a must-have guide for design mavens seeking to develop their DIY chops, even if theyandrsquo;re embracing their crafty side for the first time. Victoria Hudgins, creator of the popular design blog A Subtle Revelry
, uncovers the best and least intimidating ways to work with the most popular crafting materialsandmdash;from spray paint and concrete to thread, wax, and paperandmdash;and presents more than 30 easy projects to get everyone started.
Peppered with Hudginsandrsquo;s tips for andldquo;merrymaking the everydayandrdquo; (using simple DIY ideas to live life more joyfully) plus inspirational photos of projects created by other prominent bloggers, Materially Crafted is an indispensable guide for a new generation of design enthusiasts looking to DIY their own distinctive style.
andldquo;Her book focuses on materials and great ways (including 30 main projects) to transform them into something special. Iandrsquo;ve already dog-eared a few pages to tackle this spring. . . . This hanging orb planter lets you show off your favorite plants and turn them into a dramatic hanging displayandmdash;or just a single bold strand of statement.andrdquo;
andldquo;This DIY primer is perfect for anyone embracing their crafty side for the first time (or those who just want to keep developing their design chops), like spray painting a chair, making wax bud vases, plaster monograms, French knot artwork, a plywood game table and much more.andrdquo;
About the Author
Victoria Hudgins is the creator of the popular design blog A Subtle Revelry. She is founding editor of Styled.and#160;magazine and has a passion for finding revelry in the everyday. She lives in Reno, Nevada, with her husband and twin toddlers.