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Making Gifts from Oddments & Outdoor Materials
Making Gifts from Oddments Outdoor Materials Author:Betsey B. Creekmore Hundreds of lovely articles, magnificently illustrated (68 photographs and more than 100 drawings) and with lucid, easily-read-and-followed instructions, crowd the pages of this original book. All are yours for the making: a decorated desk set from tin cans; a decoupaged box from pressed flowers; cardboard cylinders crafted into napkin rings and... more » pretty containers; candles from candle oddments and coloring crayons; sparking Easter eggs decorated with gold braid or tinsel; and a whole marvelous section of things to make for Christmas giving, including package toppers.
Gather natural materials for making dolls from corn husks; medieval-style wall hangings with dried foliage; pressed flower pictures using "the lilies of the field", drawer pulls from daisies and daisies from pinecones! Tabletops and topiary trees are all grist for the gift-garden mill. How to combine "fines herbes" and bottle them for gourmet gifts; how to pickle a pepper for piquant presentation; how to make fine-grade pomades, perfumes and colognes; how to preserve your loveliest blooms forever in plastic and what to do with them once you're "glassed" -- the ingenuity and scope of this book put it in its own category.« less