Mar 16, 2014

Make Your Own Gifts - A Book Review


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If you are looking for a gift for a child who likes crafts, then a great option would be a copy of “Make Your Own Gifts” from Dorling Kindersley. This great hard back book has over 50 wonderful projects to make lovely handmade gifts for all occasions.

There are very simple step-by-step instructions along with the clear, detailed photographs that Dorling Kindersley do so well. This means that children of all ages and abilities can find something in this book that they can make. Some projects will need some adult help but others are completely child friendly for them to create by themselves.
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Handmade gifts can be so much more meaningful than their store bought counterparts and “Make your own Gifts” even has instructions on how to make your own wrapping paper, gift bags and gift tags! That way you can make the gift and wrap it in a truly personal way.
From pom-pom scarves and felt animal bags, pop art cup cakes and flowerpot lollies to rocket pen pots, a polar bear savings bank and glass jar candle holders there truly is something for everyone to make and everyone to receive. Many of the crafts could be adapted for different occasions. For example the candle glass jars are decorated in flowers in the book but we have plans to make our decorative pieces easter eggs and use them on the dinner table. 
Evey has already suggested we make one with Dr.Who decorations for her sister -  I just have to work out how to make a tissue paper Tardis
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I am off now to supervise the creation of some glass jar candle holders and some gift bags from cereal boxes – wish me luck!
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Disclosure: I received free the item(s) mentioned in this post in exchange for my honest review. Regardless ~ All my reviews are my honest and personal opinion. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”.

1 comment:

  1. I'll definitely have to check this book out for my kids. It looks like a great one for party ideas and craft fun!

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