Handmade Houseplants: Remarkably Realistic Plants You Can Make with Paper

Handmade Houseplants: Remarkably Realistic Plants You Can Make with Paper

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Handmade Houseplants: Remarkably Realistic Plants You Can Make with Paper 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
HugsandKissesforBooks 12 days ago
Beautiful DIY projects! Thanks to NetGalley and Timber Press for the opportunity to read and review Handmade Houseplants by Corrie Beth Hogg with photographs by Christine Han. A helpful, wonderful guide for making houseplants out of paper, by adding paint, floral wire and a pot, to create plants prettier and healthier than the real versions. Lists of supplies needed, how-to directions and skills and techniques, help the artist make sure all of the details aren’t forgotten. Details such as plant buds and leaflets and many more, and that these details turn out perfectly. Instructions for maintaining and repairing paper plants includes cleaning tips and an assortment of fixing advice,bonus projects and templates are included towards the end of the book. 5 stars for this guide to paper plant perfection! * I received a complimentary copy of this book for voluntary review consideration and all opinions and thoughts are my own.
Theologiczero More than 1 year ago
These paper plants look fantastic when done! The author does a good job giving plenty of easy to understand directions, color pictures to follow, and finished project pictures as well. Some of the plants are more difficult than others so they will take practice to do correctly. Plus, if you are not good at painting, they may still suffer a little bit and not come out as good as the author's, but she does do a good job showing you how to paint the "plants" to mimic their live counterparts. Like most books that show how to create crafts, she gives a summary of the tools that you need and why you will need them in the beginning. She also explains why certain materials are better for certain projects so you end up with the best results. She even puts in an "oops" page and how to fix common mistakes. The book is filled with templates as well so you get the perfect cut for whatever plant you are working on. Plus the book as an index so you can go where you need without having to go through all the pages searching for a specific set of instructions. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me an advanced copy to read. All opinions are my own.
Mel_Poole More than 1 year ago
Creating paper plants is one of my favorite crafts, so I was excited to see this book. One thing that separates this from others, is that it focuses on greenery, instead of flowers. There aren't a lot of books out there that cover this aspect. I found the crafts to be fairly simple and easy for beginners to create. I also loved the detailed instructions and tips.
junelaurel More than 1 year ago
What a brilliant idea--plants that I can create, but not immediately kill! Instructions are easy to follow, and the results are just lovely. Corrie Beth Hogg is a genius.
diane92345 More than 1 year ago
Handmade Houseplants shows a beautiful use of paper and your creativity to liven up your home or office. Using various painting, cutting and gluing skills, the author gives step-by-step instructions for 30 different plants. From carnivorous to poisonous to cactus, most plants you have heard of and a few you haven’t are included. After the reader has done a few of the step-by-step plants, the author includes five more advanced projects like place settings, centerpieces, table/mantle runners and a trellis that is adorable. The finished projects vary in size from 4” to 4 feet wide or tall. The initial supplies needed can be acquired cheaply assuming you already have a glue gun, scissors, iron, wire clippers and needle nose pliers. The book includes a resources page with inexpensive art websites like dickblick.com. These projects are gorgeous and look totally Instagram or blog ready. If you are tired of making origami frogs, this is a great next step in your paper odyssey. 4 stars! Thanks to the publisher, Timber Press, and NetGalley for an advanced copy.