Win a copy of Tinkered Treasures: More than 35 easy-to-make projects to bring charm to the everyday

tinkered treasures book If you like pretty projects that are quick and easy to make you will want to get yourself in the running for a copy of the new book Tinkered Treasures: More than 35 easy-to-make projects to bring charm to the everyday. Open to US residents only. Leave a comment in today’s post telling us what your newest favorite craft supply or object is, new or recycled is OK, by Midnight March 6, 2013 and I will randomly pick a winner. To see what I made inspired by Tinkered Treasures pop on over to Sweater Surgery (Hint: it involves my favorite decorating spot!!!)

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Tinkered Treasures: More than 35 easy-to-make projects to bring charm to the everyday

by

Elyse Major

Tinkered Treasures is a how-to craft book that demonstrates how everyday mundane items can be transformed into charming and unique items. Elyse Major has created over 35 projects, using objects that can easily be found or that you might already have. She refers to these transformations as ‘tinkering’ as it perfectly describes her style of embellishing, repurposing and altering things without the need for any specialist tools and equipment or techniques. Tinkering is not about constructing – it’s about appreciating the flaws but seeing the potential in little details. Each craft project in this book is designed for complete beginners – there are no particular skills involved. Measuring often gives way to estimating and many of the simple techniques are repeated from project to project. The book shows how to tinker all sorts of household and craft items to create a range of gorgeous gifts, treasures and trinkets, from clothespin dolls and tiny picture frames to favour baskets, bunting, fabric garlands, bookmarks and more. If you are new to crafting, have no fear because simple instructions along with a tools and techniques section are provided. All the projects in this book can be adapted to your own tastes – with a simple colour or pattern change you can create items to suit any style or home.

Comments

  1. cathy says

    So many new crafts I have been trying lately! Learning to use my new sewing machine so instead of buying new fabric and messing up, I am practicing by using my daughters clothes she has outgrown and turning them into doll clothes. Refinished old dressers and night stand, and just made my first batch of soy candles this week! What fun! I love crafts!

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