Pretty Things Easy to Make Author:Hilary More PRETTY THINGS-EASY TO MAKE is the perfect book for anyone who covets the beautiful decorative gifts and accessories on sale in shops, but dislikes their fancy prices. — Whether you want to create special presents for birthdays, Christmas or bazaars or make co-ordinating "designer" accessories for your home, it is packed with ideas for making deli... more »ghtful and useful objects. Novices and experienced craftworkers alike will find fresh project to inspire them--and at very little cost--as all of the items can be made from decorative paper or fabric scraps that might otherwise be wasted.
The projects in the first section of the book are built on papercraft skills and will show you how to make up an attractive collage picture or even an elegant hatbox while those in the second section are needlecraft orientated. The techniques covered teach you all the necessary and ingenious ways of cutting, pasting, wrapping, stitching, glueing, and applique work with fabric and paper.
Attractive full-color diagrams and photographs accompanied by clear step-by-step instructions explain each of the twenty-nine projects in foolproof detail.
All these projects are straightforward and genuinely easy. with PRETTY THINGS-EASY TO MAKE--and a little imagination--you will discover that you can transform everyday objects around your home into pretty gifts suitable for all occasions.« less
Easy-to-follow instructions enable you to make simple gifts for family and friends, including: pot pourri sachets, telephone and address books, photographs and mirror frames, hat boxes, collage pictures, oven gloves, jewelry rolls, and patchwork quilts.