This spells it out loud and clear. . And that opens up a world of possibilities. Using simple items from around your house, craft store supplies, skills possessed by anyone who's passed 3rd grade, and — surprise! Photo: If you're new to crafting, one of the most intimidating factors and obstacles to getting started can be collecting the right tools for the job — not to mention learning the techniques. Trust me you probably have, even if you are not a person who crafts, you probably have a lot of this laying around the house and if not it is cheap and easy to get. I hope you have fun with it too. I would go on late night runs around the Lower East Side and stop to take pictures of store windows and displays.
Design and concept © 2013 Ulysses Press and its licensors. The author made the cutest and simplest ideas you could imagine. I wanted the book to feel like a love letter to crafters everywhere, an all-encompassing experience to make you create even while you're creating. Upon sitting down with them, I worried that the nicks and bumps on the brick sides would make the finished product look messy and unfinished, but the result was quite the opposite. It's sort of like cloud-gazing, I guess. The author made the cutest and simplest ideas you could imagine.
They can make all the difference in the world when it comes to cutting perfect angles and having control over trickier materials like a thick tape or cardboard. Don't forget to let it cool before you start brewing your tea! Her work has appeared in magazines such as Allure and Every Day with Rachael Ray, and she is currently the senior associate editor at Reader's Digest where she writes about home decor, financial advice, popular culture, and travel. How did you and photographer Meera Lee Patel meet? Who says craft newbies can't make personalized, Pinterest-worthy gifts in time for the holidays? I would probably have enjoyed many of these crafts as a kid. I sometimes get frustrated with books by more advanced crafters because they expect you to know certain things. This is a fun book and I cannot wait to do all of the projects in here! I was very excited when I came up with my Faux French Lockets. Then spray-paint the tape pattern, making sure to protect the upper part of the utensils from the paint.
I'm not very crafty myself wish I was but I would be able to accomplish every project thanks to the easy to follow instructions. That's when I came up with a project that would use only twine, clothespins, and a few screw eye hooks to create a thread of inspiration that can travel around a room. Using simple items from around your house, craft store supplies, skills possessed by anyone who's passed 3rd grade, and — surprise! Her illustrations, inspired by the magical mysteries of nature, have appeared in numerous publications and have been translated into housewares and apparel by companies such as Poketo and Urban Outfitters. The photographs are beautiful, the explanations and instructions very clear. Meera currently lives in and works from her studio in Jersey City, New Jersey.
I know my friends and family will be happily surprised by their handmade Christmas presents this year. The author made the cutest and simplest ideas you could imagine. For this reason, I kept tools simple: glue, tape and scissors are your best friends for these projects. What's the best advice you've ever received? Don't underestimate the importance of a sharp pair of scissors. This spells it out loud and clear. To start, decorating a tiny New York City apartment on a tight budget was a big motivating factor.
The author and publishers encourage readers to patronize the quality brands and products mentioned and pictured in this book. This blog is not written or edited by Boston. I crafted a lock for the book, which is something I would never have thought of until I realized that it would help me find my locker at the gym. As long as they are supervised because something require tacks or scissors. This was an amazing arts and crafts book.
Not long ago we used to chop and chisel instead of swipe and tap. I started to realize that I could make this stuff, that anyone could really. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Alison found her inspiration for style and design while blogging for fashion publication Harper's Bazaar. This was an amazing arts and crafts book. Meera Lee Patel is an artist raised by the New Jersey shore where she swam the bright waters and climbed cherry blossom trees until she grew old enough to draw them. I would definitely recommend this book for everyon I was lucky enough to receive a free copy of InstaCraft: Fun and Simple for Adorable Gifts, Decor, and More for free from Goodreads first reads.
I carry with me everywhere I go. For complete step-by-step instructions on how to make these three super-cute, surprisingly easy projects from InstaCraft, head over to. Which is why interviewing Brooklyn-based author Alison Caporimo this week and reviewing her new book, InstaCraft: Fun and Simple Projects for Adorable Gifts, Decor, and More, was the perfect antidote. I would wander around local hardware stores and chain shops to see how a generic item, with a few minor tweaks, could turn into something unique. I would probably have enjoyed many of these crafts as a kid. What's your top tip for first-timers? Her illustrations are inspired by the magical mysteries of nature, the quiet stories that lace through everyday life, and the bold colors of her native India. The weathered bricks absorbed the paint beautifully and transformed into vintage book spines that can camouflage into any bookcase.
Though I do hope to learn more about metalwork in the future! Alison Caporimo is a writer with a penchant for crafting, drinking tea, and talking about London where she lived for a short while. You need to look past the function of an object and just see its shape. All trademarks that appear in Directions, photographs, and elsewhere in this book belong to their respective owners and are used here for informational purposes only. If anything involves soldering especially for jewelry , I reach out to the pros. Why only projects that require minimal tools? The perfect book for the beginning crafter and a big plus for children. Downside is that a lot of the ideas use spray paint, which may be a bit difficult for kids and since I live in an apartment, is impossible for me.
From 3 Easy, 5-Minute InstaCrafts with Alison Caporimo on ShoestringMag. She drew these whimsical watercolor prints that I fawned over, and I knew that we were destined to work together someday. I would definitely recommend this book for everyone; it's great for someone new to crafting looking for simple and easy projects to the experienced who could use some fun, fresh ideas. I sometimes get frustrated with books by more advanced crafters because they expect you to know certain things. I love the idea of making objects that feel personal and unique, but struggled with books and tutorials that required expensive materials and specialty tools to get started. I know my friends and family will be happily surprised by their handmade Christmas presents this year. My first craft was, what I call, an inspiration clothesline—and it's featured in the book! Throw the prism light, white hot, on paper.