Book Giveaway: Wise Craft: Turning Thrift Store Finds, Fabric Scraps, and Natural Objects into Stuff You Love By Blair Stocker.
Leave a comment in today’s post by March 15th 2014 and you will be in the running for this awesome recycled craft book! (open to U.S. residents only please)
I loved it and I already was inspired to make something I needed.
I got a new tea pot and if I leave it to boil until it whistles the handle get a bit hot. So as I was flipping through the new book Wise Craft I saw this page that featured a tutorial on how to make frying pan handle cozies with recycled sweaters so I thought I could do the same for my tea pot.
It was really simple.
I cut a rectangle the length of the handle and wide enough to wrap around with about a 1 inch overlap.
Then I simply sewed on the loop (rough part of a strip of Velcro) to the underside of one end of the recycled sweater. You don’t need the soft side as the recycled wool felted sweater is a great surface to “stick” to.
I bet you will have lots of fun making things for you, your house and gifts using the tutorials and projects in Wise Craft.
More about the book from the publisher Running Press:
“Wise Craft is a guide to the homemade life, turning old things into special new objects that enhance the home. Based on the popular blog of the same name, this guide focuses on creating a homemade atmosphere that reflects your family, without spending a fortune. Instead of throwing away old shirts and boring dishes, or passing up thrift store finds that aren’t quite right, author Blair Stocker teaches how to remake, adding special touches to make them work for her home—and yours . The book is divided into four seasonal chapters, with designs that reflect different holidays and the changing seasons, allowing you to update your home according to the weather outside. Many projects are portable or perfect to do during a family movie night, making the Wise Craft lifestyle an easy one to attain.
Sixty projects include May Day cones and recycled floral mirror frames—perfect for a teenager’s room—plus throw pillow updates, a picnic blanket made from a pile of men’s shirts, spooky Halloween dishes, advent calendars, and recycled gift jars. Beautiful photography and illustrations make each project a snap, no matter your crafting background.“