Craft-a-Day: 365 Simple Handmade Projects

Craft-a-Day: 365 Simple Handmade Projects

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by Sarah Goldschadt
     
 

Make something new every day of the year! Craft-a-Day offers daily inspiration along with weekly themes to kick-start your creativity. Make magnets, cupcake toppers, garlands, cards, wall art, finger puppets, and more! With 52 different themes, from rainbows and snowmen to ladybugs and groundhogs, you’ll find fun and cuteness on every page. Author

Overview

Make something new every day of the year! Craft-a-Day offers daily inspiration along with weekly themes to kick-start your creativity. Make magnets, cupcake toppers, garlands, cards, wall art, finger puppets, and more! With 52 different themes, from rainbows and snowmen to ladybugs and groundhogs, you’ll find fun and cuteness on every page. Author Sarah Goldschadt provides whimsical projects for easy crafts that require no advanced skills or crazy tools. Complete with handy patterns and how-to photos, Craft-a-Day challenges you to make something special, every day of the year.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
There is little the kids or adults won’t find to do for even more than 365 days, as Goldschadt, a freelance graphic designer and crafter with 10 years of article-writing experience, takes us through a year of designs (with templates) of everything a human might need, from a robot magnet to the gentle lion cupcake topper. While heavy on cupcake toppers, from foxes to whales and lightning bolts, the work offers a few surprises, like the garden gnome for the terrarium (to be made during Gnome Week) or the 3-D Christmas ball, all easily adaptable as gift tags, cards, and ornaments for any time of the year. Ladybug pincushions and chick finger puppets abound year-round, along with a list of the felt and sticks and templates that make it all happen. More than 400 photos. (Oct. 2)
From the Publisher
“Find seasonally themed designs in Sarah Goldschadt’s charming, down-to-earth Craft-A-Day: 365 Simple Handmade Projects.”—Better Homes and Gardens

“...delightful...”—Saturday Evening Post

“365 fantastic, budget-friendly, and creatively fun projects pack this book with ideas that you—and your kids or students—will love making!”—Crafts ‘n Things

“Some books arrive on my front porch, and I can’t stop staring at them because they’re so beautiful...Talk about an artful pleasure...The author offers a year’s worth of adorable little projects that will bring friends and family together while they have some fun...Goldschadt offers a crafters paradise for all skill levels.”—Parents.com
 
“We love DIY craft projects, so we're clearly going crazy for the new book Craft-a-Day: 365 Simple Handmade Projects, by Sarah Goldschadt.”—RachelRayMag.com

“Fun, simple crafts for the mom without a lot of time on her hands—which is every mom.”—Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine
 
“There is little the kids or adults won’t find to do for even more than 365 days.”—Publisher’s Weekly

Library Journal
Paper craft and simple sewing ideas abound in graphic designer Goldschadt's first book, which features an easy craft project for every day of the year. The projects are organized into themed weeks, many of which correspond to major holidays (Valentine's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Halloween, and Christmas). Many of the projects are variations on a basic shape; the same penguin-shaped template is used to make a greeting card, a cake topper, a gift tag, and a garland. None of the projects requires skills beyond basic paper craft and simple sewing, so they are appropriate for older children as well as adults. VERDICT The projects are cute, but many of them take the same project (usually a paper shape) and add a slightly different variation, so it's a stretch to consider them 365 different projects. Nevertheless, crafters who like charming, simple projects may enjoy this collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594745959
Publisher:
Quirk Publishing
Publication date:
10/02/2012
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
349,357
Product dimensions:
9.32(w) x 7.66(h) x 1.22(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
“...delightful...”—Saturday Evening Post

“365 fantastic, budget-friendly, and creatively fun projects pack this book with ideas that you—and your kids or students—will love making!”—Crafts ‘n Things

“Some books arrive on my front porch, and I can’t stop staring at them because they’re so beautiful...Talk about an artful pleasure...The author offers a year’s worth of adorable little projects that will bring friends and family together while they have some fun...Goldschadt offers a crafters paradise for all skill levels.”—Parents.com
 
“We love DIY craft projects, so we're clearly going crazy for the new book Craft-a-Day: 365 Simple Handmade Projects, by Sarah Goldschadt.”—RachelRayMag.com

“Fun, simple crafts for the mom without a lot of time on her hands—which is every mom.”—Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine
 
“There is little the kids or adults won’t find to do for even more than 365 days.”—Publisher’s Weekly

Meet the Author

Sarah Goldschadt is a Danish American freelance graphic designer and crafter who loves to make things, travel, and take pictures. Her work has appeared in Oprah, Better Homes & Gardens, Martha Stewart Living, Food Network Magazine, Do It Yourself, and Kids' Rooms. She lives in New York City and blogs at sah-rah.com

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