Which came first--the demand to recycle or the desire to create? Actually, the question is moot, because artist Ragsdale offers one of the most imaginative takes on paper crafts yet. Filled with groan-worthy puns, sharp color photographs, and detailed directions, this how-to tome also provides 20 patterns with upscale designs few could resist--a gazelle mask, a room divider, and small items such as fake florals, wallets, and sculptured vases. The basics are explained up front, including materials, tools, and techniques like scoring and rolling board as decorative options. It is hard to ignore the inexpensive nature and cheerful expertise behind each piece--for any crafter, new or experienced. Barbara JacobsCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
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If you thought cardboard was just a packing material, it's time to break out of the box! Transform cardboard it into everything from wall sconces and fruit bowls to show-stopping furniture, like the French Groove Rolltop Desk. You won't believe all you can make, including a
o Dazzling bouquet of flowers and a colorful vase to keep them in
o Cell phone case with an adventurous pattern that can only be described as the "call of the wild"
o Woven mirror frame that has a traditional, elegant appearance
o Funky full-size chair with casual flair
From minilight covers to a classic room divider, these projects will inspire you to create cardboard accessories for every room in your home.