Take the stress out of the festive season with Christmas Crafting in No Time, where you will find 50 time-saving projects that have maximum impact but take little time to make. As time is always at a premium during the holiday season, Clare Youngs has developed a beautiful collection of Christmas essentials. And with festive decorations costing more and more, why not save expense without sacrificing on style with these original ideas? There are five chapters covering a wide range of different crafting techniques - from papercutting and papier-mache to embroidery and sugar crafting - which take inspiration from different festive cultures and traditions. With designs for tree decorations, hand-made gifts, Christmas cards, gift wrap ideas and more, this book is a must have to help you make the most out of the holidays. Every project comes complete with clear step-by-step instructions and beautiful illustrations, meaning anyone can have a go at making something elegant. So why not get the family involved and create special holiday memories by making decorations together? You can then relive those happy moments each year as you decorate your home.
Since childhood, Clare Youngs has loved making beautiful handcrafted objects. She studied graphic design and went on to work in packaging for a number of high street stores, including Marks & Spencer and House of Fraser. Clare has since worked in illustration and book jacket design before deciding to turn her attentions to craft full time.
Clare's other books include Book Art, My First Art Activity Book, Papercrafting in No Time, Christmas Crafting in No Time, Scandinavian Needlecraft, Find It, Make It, and The Perfect Handmade Bag, all available from CICO Books. Make Your Own Woodland Creatures is her most recent book.
For more information please see Clare's website (http://clareyoungs.co.uk/) and check our her blog (http://clareyoungs.co.uk/blog/)