Tinkered Treasures

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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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781908862563
  • Publisher: CICO Books
  • Publication date: 2/14/2013
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 704,932
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Posted September 8, 2013

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    What a cool book this is. A beautiful edition to the coffee tabl

    What a cool book this is. A beautiful edition to the coffee table but also informative and clever.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 17, 2013

    Wow.Talk about a treat.I had seen bits and pieces of the book ov

    Wow.Talk about a treat.I had seen bits and pieces of the book over time.Little glimpses here and there.To finally see the whole thing, page by page..It was everything I had imagined.As I looked through I kept saying to myself " oh, that's my favorite " all througout the book.:)I think one of the things that impressed my was the originality.People see so much now on the interent with Pinterest , sometimes you see the same thing over and over.There will be stuff people have seen, sure.But it all looks so fresh and new...And yet..not new.Which brings me to one of the other reasons I love the book.It just totally threw me back to my childhood.
    How often do you see people using craft sticks anymore?All in all, the BEST Valentine's present I ever got:)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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