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Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Books for crafters and fans of DIY

by Timber Press on November 29, 2018

in Craft

For the crafters and home-made mavens on your list—or for the gardener who needs a new twist to keep their hands busy—these four books make the joy of making vibrant and accessible.

Expert crafter and tastemaker Corrie Beth Hogg (@corriebethmakes) offers a no-water option for an urban jungle: plants made from paper! This stylish guide includes step-by-step instructions and templates for making 30 of the most popular houseplants, from monstera and peperomia to fiddle leaf fig and philodendron. Additional projects show how to use paper plants for home décor, wall art, holiday decorations, gift giving, and more.

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This lush guide empowers you to create your own show-stopping containers made from everyday materials such as concrete, plastic, metal, terracotta, rope, driftwood, and fabric. The 23 step-by-step projects are affordable, made from accessible materials, and most importantly, gorgeous. Packed with color photographs and simple instruction, Potted will help you turn an outdoor space into a stylish oasis.


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Hypertufa containers—also known as troughs—are rustic, striking, versatile, and perfect for small, Alpine plants. Hypertufa Containers details everything you need to know to make simple and affordable troughs and successfully garden in them. Crafters and gardeners will love the step-by-step instructions, plant picks with growing and cultivation information, and potting tips.


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Not everyone has a garden—but with only a handful of materials and Plant Craft, anyone can bring the beauty of nature into their home. Featuring projects using live plants, cut flowers, foraged branches, and more, this book’s step-by-step instructions are clear, easy to follow, and fully illustrated with lush color photographs.


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