Thursday, October 13, 2011

Creative Nature Crafts, by Alison Jenkins with Tessa Evelegh

Description: Presents over 100 creative ideas for using natural materials to create simple, effective gifts and decorations. Projects are accompanied by clear instructions and include spring baskets, shell boxes, pot pourri, scented stationery and decorated candles.

My Thoughts: My mother would have loved this book! She had a country decor style and every craft featured I could have seen her employ in her home. The pressed flowers and the Victorian ribbon woven lavender is stunning! These are so beautiful and the kind of lovely touches that a hostess can use to make her guests feel more at home. With creativity you can take any of these techniques and apply them to many different ideas, not just what is shown in this book.