|After reading ReCraft, I'm planning to make this |
old holiday sweater into a cute, plush frog.
But sometimes the item is not fit for donation, such as a sweater full of holes or a game missing most of its pieces. This is when I'm often at an impasse of what to do, scrambling for ideas to recycle rather than toss away. If you are a DIY gal, you've likely found yourself in similar situations.
Which is why it's such a delight to discover ReCraft: How to Turn Second-Hand Stuff into Beautiful Things for Your Home, Family, and Friends. This handy craft guide includes 50 step-by-step up-cycling projects that will transform your old, worn items into new, useful and artful items.
Old sweaters with holes become adorable kittens, frogs, and warm winter hats. Game pieces turn into decorations and jewelry. All sorts of materials are re-purposed in ReCraft to become lovely, functional toys, kitchen and home goods, party decorations, bags and accessories for all ages.
In addition to detailing 50 crafts for you to follow, the guide will inspire you to spin off of each craft to beginning looking at every "junk" item in your home and asking "What can I turn this into?"
ReCraft is a fully-illustrated step-by-step guide complete with patterns, tips, and ideas. The pictures will wow you and the satisfaction of turning "junk" into treasure makes this a keeper on the Rural Mom bookshelf!
For more information on ReCraft and for more up-cycling inspiration, visit the authors' website: http://www.buttonbag.co.uk/
Disclosure: A copy of ReCraft was provided for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are that of Rural Mom.