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Crafts to Decorate Your Home [Spiral-bound]

Mary Engelbreit
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April 1999
The only decorating crafts book inspired by the illustrations of Mary Engelbreit. This book translates the simple, yet refreshing style of Mary Engelbreit into beautiful home decorating projects. More than 130 projects inspired by Mary Engelbreit illustrations. Ideas for crafting accessories, tabletops, window treatments, lighting, outside decorating and more! Projects presented in step-by-step photographs and illustration. Three different color palettes are presented for each project. 150 full-color photos.

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Fans of the cheerful and charming Mary Engelbreit look can now bedeck all sorts of home accessories with her delightfully colorful ideas. Engelbreit's instantly recognizable retro-1930s-style illustrations grace the chapter openers, and her hallmark motifs--checkerboard stripes, cherries, stylized flowers, teapots--are in evidence, but the dozens of projects are nicely generic enough that crafters' own versions will shine with whimsy and not look like mere Engelbreit wannabes. Pull up a multihued barstool to a sunny table set with button-flower place mats; create brightly festooned lampshades, pillow shams, beribboned tassels, and painted vases to enliven any room; perk up your windows with playfully embellished shutters, pegboard-shelf curtain toppers, and etched-bottle tiebacks; or bring your creativity outdoors with ornamental birdhouses, vivid citronella candleholders, and a clever bubbling fountain made of colorfully painted flowerpots. Each of the imaginative projects is shown in three color-scheme variants so you can chose the palette that best fits your style, since, as Mary says, "We should surround ourselves with our favorite things," which are often the special things we've made ourselves. --Amy Handy

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Greeting card illustrator Engelbreit, whose witty, nostalgia-inspired illustrations now decorate over 1000 products, extends her influence to home decorating projects. Her instructions are well written and illustrated and include three different color versions to allow one to match one's own decor. Decorative projects for dining, lighting, cushions, furniture, window treatments, and accessories are included, requiring simple sewing, painting, and embroidery skills. All public libraries will be wise to purchase given Engelbreit's popularity.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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By M. Pass
Format:Spiral-bound
I love the cottage look, and this book is giving me lots of projects I can create to give my home that feeling. I highly recommend teaming this book with a decorating book that I got from amazon called Cottage Style, which gives you over-all decorating help.
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Format:Spiral-bound
Mary Engelbreit's "Crafts to Decorate Your Home" contains six chapters of great crafts. It has crafts for every part of your home: kitchen, living room, garden, and front porch. The majority of the crafts are fun and easy. Their are a few difficult crafts for the more advanced craftsmen. Mary Engelbreit's artwork can come to life through your own hands. I recently finished painting a footstool and it turned out so good that I am going to paint another for a gift. It is worth the cost and your time. Also, check out Mary Engelbreit Cross-Stitch book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It is a great craft book to use to decorate your home! Sept. 24 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Spiral-bound
Mary Engelbreit's "Crafts to Decorate Your Home" contains six chapters of great crafts. It has crafts for every part of your home: kitchen, living room, garden, and front porch. The majority of the crafts are fun and easy. Their are a few difficult crafts for the more advanced craftsmen. Mary Engelbreit's artwork can come to life through your own hands. I recently finished painting a footstool and it turned out so good that I am going to paint another for a gift. It is worth the cost and your time. Also, check out Mary Engelbreit Cross-Stitch book.
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you love Mary Engelbreit's cottage look, you'll love this Feb. 24 2000
By M. Pass - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Spiral-bound
I love the cottage look, and this book is giving me lots of projects I can create to give my home that feeling. I highly recommend teaming this book with a decorating book that I got from amazon called Cottage Style, which gives you over-all decorating help.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unusual presentation of completed projects March 19 2008
By Jyl Milner - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Spiral-bound
One of the things I like best about this book - besides it being by ME! - is that the completed projects are shown in 3 different color schemes. It makes it easier for me to envision how a project might look in my sister's Victorian home, my mother's very country home, my brother's Southwest-style decor, and my own bright cottage style. Gift making and giving is now much easier for me!
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this March 15 2013
By Elizabeth R. Barber - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Spiral-bound|Verified Purchase
The pictures are great. Explanations are simple and I can even envision a different color. I would buy this book. I can make a birthday gift and save money !!!
5.0 out of 5 stars ME is always fun and full of ideas Feb. 13 2013
By Tanya Laporte - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Spiral-bound|Verified Purchase
Another one to enjoy.. she gives the basics and we put our own touches on the ideas. I love her art!
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