Create!: A Girl's Guide to DIY, Doodles, and Design

Create!: A Girl's Guide to DIY, Doodles, and Design

by Ashley Mays


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Create!: A Girl's Guide to DIY, Doodles, and Design by Ashley Mays

Ready, set, create! Whether you’re an aspiring artist or a just-starting-out doodler, Create! A Girl’s Guide to DIY, Doodles, and Design is the perfect book to inspire your creative side. From coloring pages to quick-and-easy crafts—like photo frames and duct-tape bags—and everything in between, this full-color book from the trusted Faithgirlz brand provides step-by-step guides to more than 50 fun and easy projects. Learn how to make your own DIY projects, create one-of-a-kind jewelry, and draw like a pro. Perfect for individual use or for sleepovers, birthday parties, and more, Create! is sure to bring out your inner artist.

Content includes:

  • DIY décor, photo frames, duct-tape purses, and more

  • Pages of quotes and designs to color

  • Easy-to-follow doodling and drawing guides

  • Jewelry making for friendship bracelets, earrings, and more

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310763161
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Series: Faithgirlz! Series
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 774,983
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 5


Beaded Letter 8

Personalized Pillowcase 10

Soap Box Prayer Kit 13

Spray-Painted Toy Key Chains 16

Upgraded Clipboard 18

Altoids Tin Mini Emergency Kit 20

Washcloth Toothbrush and Toothpaste Travel Holder 22

Pom-Pom Magnets and Pushpins 24

Pocketed Pillow Runner 26

Clothesline-Style Photo Frame 28

Secondhand Art Restyle 30

Spray Shadow Flower Canvas 32

Pencil-Covered Picture Frame 34

Clothespin Wreath Photo Holder 36

Cross String Art 38

Book Page Embroidery 41

Hollow Book Storage 44

Book Page Daisies 46

Curlicue Paper Garland 49

Ribbon Chandelier 52

Pom-Pom Garland 54

Negative Space Cutout Pennant 56

Watercolor Pointillism Art 58

Felt-Flowered Mirror 60

DIY Counter Organizer 62

Burlap and Tulle Ruffle Garland 64

Fabric Scrap Bunting 66

Paint Chip Word Banner 68


Coloring Pages 72

How to Create Your Own Hand-Lettering Style 74

How to Create Your Own Coloring Page 76

How to Draw a Butterfly Three Ways 78

How to Draw Your Own Simple Self-Portrait 82

Artistic Bible Journaling 85

Progressive Drawing 88

Bible Verse Poster 90

How to Do Brush Lettering 92

Doodle a Dress 94

Doodle Shirts and Pants 96


Reverse Applique T-Shirt and Tote Bag 100

Blue Jeans Tote Bag 103

Tie-Dye Heart T-Shirt 106

Stretchy Ribbon-and-Beads Bracelet 110

Braided Fabric Wrap Bracelet 113

Stacked Button Bracelet 116

Glitter Button Earrings 118

Beaded Wire-Wrapped Ring 120

Silverware Organizer Jewelry Holder 122

Fabric Scrap Flip-Flops 124

DIY No-Slip Socks 126

Beaded Tassel Necklace 128

Duct Tape Red Rose Bouquet 131

Duct Tape Bag 135

Duct Tape Bible Cover 138

Index of Materials 141

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Create!: A Girl's Guide to DIY, Doodles, and Design 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Ellybean 6 months ago
Create! A Girl's Guide to DIY, Doodles, and Design is a book geared toward tween and teen girls. This book is a fabulous guide that features three different categories for crafting and creating.  I love that more than one way to create were included because why try just one style of creating when you can embark on all three?  In this book, there are well over 50 crafts and activities.  Some crafts are quick and give one instant gratification while others take a little longer to complete. Things one will be creating in the book are not just cute to look at but many serve a specific purpose and some are religiously faith-themed. Instructions are numbered step by step and are pretty easy to understand. Each project can be found in either the DIY, Doodles, or Design section of the book. All projects have either a jazz it up tips and/or helpful hints section following the instructions to take your creation further. Examples of projects in each section of the book: DIY Cross String Art to decorate all sorts of spaces Pocketed Pillow Runner to hold important items for easy access A Soap Box for important prayer request Altoids Tin Mini Emergency Kit to store in a bag or purse for the times you need it most Doodles Bible Verse Poster How to Create Your Own Hand-Lettering Style Artistic Bible Journaling Design Duct Tape Bible Cover Blue Jeans Tote Bag Silverware Organizer Jewelry Holder DIY No-Slip Socks! One con I have with the book is that some projects instruct to following steps from another project that uses the same method but don't list the page number so you'll have to look in the front of the book in the contents section. Another thing is that I wished there were a bit more photos for some of the crafting steps like for the tie-dye project. Most projects you can figure out without the extra visuals but I figured I'd mention it here for those of us that learn better with multiple visuals over written instructions. I think most of the projects are unique and a lot of fun. Some of the projects encourage upcycle items i.e taking what you already may have and making something not just fun but useful as well. I think the hints and tip are great! My 10-year-old daughter is in love with this book. We've been picking out and seeing what we already have to complete many of the projects within its pages. I see her using the book a lot as a guide as it is well intended. Projects we are most excited about have been the accessories, room decor, and the drawing prompts! As the Summer season winds down, I feel we'll be using this book a lot during rainy days and when a creative burst of energy arises! Overall, whether making crafts for themselves or as a gift a friend, I feel there's something in this book for everyone! It's perfect using with one girl or many! The BookLook Blogger Network generously provided a  copy of this book.
Anonymous 8 months ago
I requested this book because of the summer season. My kids like crafting things, so I figured this might be a good way to review the book, but actually trying some of the activities within. While the book had a lot of ideas, for my daughter not many interested her. The good thing is that they don't require a lot of skill, say sewing for example. Fabric glue is used. Decorating a pillowcase requires iron and iron-on adhesive with the fabric. A few projects might involve hot glue. Overall, however, there are a few projects that say an 8-year-old could do.  I think this book and these craft projects would work best with the help of an adult. Mom, Dad, Aunt or Uncle, and Grandparents could use this as an opportunity to spend some quality time while creating something that can be used around the home. I'll have my daughter go through it again and pick out one or two to work on. If we managed to make it look like the picture, I'll post it. Otherwise, it's the time together that counts, right? Remember, I'm not a Pinterest mom, but I can handle the instructions Ashley Mays has provided. The book is really a good guide with step by step instructions, pictures of the project in steps as well as at completion, both of which are extremely helpful. I'm thinking of having her friend come over for a playdate and have them try the blue jeans tote bag. That looks like fun and not too difficult to do. The projects remind me of something you might find on Pinterest. Not too difficult or complicated, so kids could do it. It says a girls guide to DIY, doodles, and design, but boys might like some of the ideas within. I received a complimentary copy from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest opinion.
lolly-pops 11 months ago
CREATE! is a fun book for tween, teen, and older girls to make fun crafts for themselves or for gifts for friends and family. I love some of the ideas in this book, like buying a big wooden letter (L for my first name) and gluing beads on it to make a pretty keepsake or decoration. Or a prayer case which is actually a travel soap dish decorated and tiny sticky notes and a pen in it for writing your prayer requests out. There are more than fifty craft ideas, so if the two I mentioned aren't for you don't give up - pick up a copy of the book and thumb through it. You will find something. This is great for VBS crafts, summer camp crafts, children's church crafts, or for the crafty girls you know to make fun things for themselves and others. My daughters have all picked out different crafts they want to try. I received a copy free. All opinions are my own,
connywithay 12 months ago
“Whether you’re an aspiring designer or you just want to try a fun new craft with friends – Create! Will bring out your inner artist,” the back jacket states in Ashley N. Mays book, Create: A Girl’s Guide to DIY, Doodles & Design. ~ What ~ Part of the Faithgirlz series, this one-hundred-and-forty-four-page paperback targets girls eight to twelve years old, especially those who are creative and like making things. As a collection of more than fifty projects, it comes complete with color photographs and instructions. Published by a Christian organization, it contains few religious references. After an introduction, the book is divided into three sections: DIYs, doodles, and design, ending with an index of materials, listing what can be made from them. Covering two to six pages each, the creation begins with a descriptive title and heading; materials are listed in used order and followed by numbered directions. Often a highlighted “Jazz It Up” area is for added ideas and suggestions. Some of the crafts include soap box prayer kit, pom-pom magnets and push pins, book page daisies, DIY counter organizer, paint chip word banner, Bible verse poster, blue jean tote bag, glitter button earrings, DIY no-slip socks, and duct tape red rose bouquet, bag, and Bible cover. ~ Why ~ This book offers many fun crafts for preteen girls who get bored easily and need stimulation or ideas for something to do. My favorite were the Altoid tin mini emergency kit, hollow book storage, how to draw a butterfly three ways, doodle a dress, shirt, and pants for paper dolls, and fabric scrap flip-flops. Why Not ~ Girls who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ may not like the references to Him throughout the pages, but they are not obtrusive. Those who are not creative may not like the activities; many of which can be found online or on YouTube. ~ Wish ~ It would be helpful if a time frame were provided for each craft. ~ Want ~ If you are looking for a book for a creative female pre-teen, this one will be enjoyed with its many different ideas. Thanks to Book Look Bloggers for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.
hadassahmae More than 1 year ago
Published by: ZonderKidz Written by: Ashley N. Mays When I was young, I loved looking through craft books and dreaming about all that I was going to make. I got books from the library and turned through their pages, trying to find crafts that I could create on my own. I don't know how many times I actually made anything that I discovered, but I know that I loved looking through the books. I chose to read and review Create because I feel like it is something that one of my nieces might enjoy, just as I would have when I was their age. Who This Book is For: I feel like this is an appropriate fit for my niece who is about to turn eight but I also feel it would be good up to about age twelve or thirteen. What I liked: The cover of this book attracted me right away and I like the way that it looks. There are pictures in this book that show the finished crafts. The crafts in this book do not use too many expensive or hard to find materials. What I didn’t like: Some of the crafts seem a little outdated. Some of the crafts create items that are not very useful. My conclusion: Overall, I think this is a fun book for my niece. I give Create 4 out of 5 stars. I received this book free to review from BookLook. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
dacotahsgirl More than 1 year ago
This is another great book by FaithGirlz! It has a lot of fun activities that range from {in my opinion} easy to intermediate level. There isn't anything really hard to do in this book. All look pretty straight-forward, and a lot of fun. {The age range for this book is from 8-12.} The activities are separated by type: DIY, Doodles, and Design. You have Bible Journaling tips, doodling ideas, easy to make crafts and fun things to make with duct tape....just to name a few. I think that these crafts and ideas are lots of whoever hand-picked them for the book; Great Job! My girls love to create and this book is full of fun ideas. I most definitely recommend it!
amandainpa More than 1 year ago
I have an 11 year old daughter who is a crafting princess…she is creating something just about every day and never ceases to surprise me with her creativity. So when I saw this book up for review, I knew that I had to request it for my crafty girl….she loves it! This book is filled with over 50 crafts and activities. The amount of materials required for each activity is fairly minimal but some of the materials are things that one may not just have lying around the house. The crafts are also definitely not geared towards younger girls…some of the crafts seem a bit complicated (using embroidery floss on paper, cutting out the pages of a book with a utility knife). There are some great ideas in the doodling section, such as drawing a butterfly, creating your own coloring page, and examples for Bible journaling. The last section is for design and includes ideas for tie-dye, a duct tape bag and Bible cover, and several ideas for jewelry making. Some of the ideas in this section seem as though they would work for younger girls (adding puffy paint to the bottom of socks to make them non slip and cute). Overall, this is a great crafty book for pre-teens and teen girls. Each craft includes colored pictures and detailed directions. The ideas are trendy and fun and are things that girls would enjoy making and using. My Rating: 4.5 stars I received this book from Booklook Bloggers to review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.