Woman’s Day Crafts for the Home

Read by one out of six American women, Woman’s Day is highly prized for its crafts articles. Now, for the 90 percent of American households with a crafts enthusiast, it offers dozens of projects to transform their all-important habitat with self-created small furniture and decorative objects. So grab your hammer and saw, paintbrush and stenciling

Read by one out of six American women, Woman’s Day is highly prized for its crafts articles. Now, for the 90 percent of American households with a crafts enthusiast, it offers dozens of projects to transform their all-important habitat with self-created small furniture and decorative objects.

So grab your hammer and saw, paintbrush and stenciling sponge, needle and crochet hook, and spruce up your house with something special! Ninety-eight color illustrations adorn ten chapters on chests and cabinets, tables, quilts and afghans, chairs, pillows, rugs, racks and boxes, bric-a-brac, curtains, and garden paraphernalia. Explicit instructions, patterns, and diagrams make these original, creative ideas easy to put into practice. Woman’s Day Crafts for the Home is a treasure of a year-round gift for every American family.Full of great new techniques for all kinds of home decorating, Woman’s Day Crafts for the Home is a terrific blend of full-color photos and step-by-step instructions. As in a cookbook, each craft has a “recipe” list at the beginning–handy for making shopping lists and ensuring you don’t get halfway through only to discover you’re missing a crucial ingredient. There are plenty of suggestions for unusual furniture refinishing, and there’s definitely something for every decorating style, such as traditional vinegar painting or decoupaging your favorite giant-size comics onto dresser drawers. Also covered are all types of fabric crafts (crocheting, quilting, pillow making, and rug design), along with an entertaining assortment of smaller projects for garden or household ornaments such as a patinaed planter and a painted glass plate. At the back of the book, there’s a glossary of crafter terms and a list of crochet abbreviations that will come in handy for beginners or those who just haven’t had time to “play” in a while. Also included throughout are stencils for various projects in both wood and fabric. Crafts for the Home is designed primarily for folks who’ve been crafting for a while, as most projects involve knowing your way around the wood shop or sewing machine pretty thoroughly. Some of the simpler crafts, like sewing pillows or curtains, provide newcomers with a simple place to start or are great activities for kids with the help of an experienced adult. With just an afternoon and a few yards of fabric, you and your child can jazz up a bedroom or the backyard patio; save the more complicated projects for when you’ve got a few days to work with. –Jill Lightner

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