You know the term “page turner”? I know it’s usually used in the “word book” world but that is exactly what ReCraft: How to Turn Second-Hand Stuff into Beautiful Things for Your Home, Family and Friends is. It is packed with fun and easy projects along with great tips like how to make holes in plastic toys. And to see a bit of glittery Christmas goodness I made from ReCraft pop on over to Sweater Surgery. If you know the basics of stitching and are handy with glue you will be on your way to making all sorts of cute projects like the title says are perfect to wear, for your home and give away to your friends.
More about the craftastic book from the publisher Frances Lincoln:
Buttonbag Sara Duchars and Sarah Marks
“In today’s thrifty times it is seems right to re-use fabrics and buttons and customize old clothes rather than buying brand new ones. The Buttonbag book is packed with instruction and ideas on how to re-use, re-cycle and re-create fantastic things, thereby transforming old into new.
There are about 40 step-by-step projects for a range of items including items for the home, clothes and accessories for all ages plus patterns, templates and basic techniques. Illustrated with photographs and hand-painted illustrations, the emphasis is on simple, easy-to-make items with a twist.“