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 a great next step in your paper odyssey. 4 stars!
Thanks to the publisher, Timber Press, and NetGalley for an advanced copy.
Posted in Non-fiction Tagged with: crafting, home decor, Sep 4 2018
Hanging Kokedama: Potless Plants contains instructions for 25 beautiful Kokedamas. The book includes orchids, cacti, ferns, bulbs, herbs and even trees. Kokedamas are created by removing the plant’s pot and replacing it with moss tied with string or wire into a ball shape.
The instructions are clear. The book gently teaches the necessary skills by beginning with the easier plants. There are excellent watering tips too for each plant type.
Great choice for the DIYer who enjoys a minimalist (think Ikea) perspective. 5 stars!
Thanks to the publisher, Jacqui Small Pub, and Edelweiss+ for a copy.
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Posted in Diane's Favorites, Non-fiction Tagged with: crafting, home decor, houseplants, Jun 5 2018