Tinkered Treasures - 35 Simple Handmade Craft Projects for Transforming Everyday Objects into Treasured Items Paperback – 14 Feb 2013
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
About the Author
Elyse Major has always loved making pretty handcrafted objects, and has indulged her love of all things artistic both while working as a communications consultant and as a mother and homemaker. She began blogging about her adventures in DIY several years ago and rediscovered her love of creating - she now has a considerable following and has opened an online shop. She regularly contributes features and articles to magazines such as Romantic Country and Romantic Homes. This is her first book.
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
My favorite project in her book is the bookmark made from paint chips. A little punching, some decorative-edged scissors, a ribbon and a string tie for the top and you're set. If you have stickers, it's even better. I've used paint chips as bookmarks, but have never embellished them. I figured I was doing pretty good by sticking the plain, old chip in a book---but now I'm inspired and perhaps even a bit challenged to go to a bit of trouble for a change.
That's what's so fun about the book. I first skimmed through it, noting the wonderful colors (she's stuck on pastels like I am) and flowers. But as I got to really reading it, noticed that ordinary things around the house---like empty spools of thread, matchboxes, Mason jars, babyfood jars, and even cupcake wrappers can be rejuvenated into something cute and special. And her directions are so simple to follow. I'd recommend this book to anyone who enjoys making something out of nothing.
(i received this book free to review from CICO books)
On opening I was immediately taken in a delightful fairy-tale world by the introduction & photos of craft ideas that were in the book. I knew this book was for me when I read the line 'measuring often gives way to estimating' I'm not good at following 'rules' so love this! Elyse explains every day tools & items are used for these crafts & there is a good walkthrough of materials/tools with a firm emphasis on cheaply sourced items ~ so no expensive trips to the craft store which is great! A lot of the crafts are made using recyclables so you will probably have items at home to use, things like match boxes, glass jars & bottle tops.
The book is filled with such pretty photos that it is just a delight to flick through & see the adorable items.
This craft book is pretty & cute from start to finish & would be perfect if you have never crafted before as the crafts are simple & easy to follow with helpful tips along the way.
I've already made the little keepsake tins for my children and I can't wait to make more things!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
After checking this out for the third time from the library I thought it was high time to purchase one for my own library. Read morePublished 10 months ago by A. Nelson
Unfortunately this book was uninspiring as most of the projects were a bit too simple and very similar to each other - a bit diappointing !Published on 21 Feb. 2014 by Louise Cton
This is a great book for crafting without spending a fortune before you even start. Brilliant tips and hints for using the stuff you already have around the house. Read morePublished on 18 Oct. 2013 by cheltenham
Full of unusual ideas! Haven't had time to put them into practice yet but hope to very soon! Until then, it will sit on my coffee table prettily!Published on 8 May 2013 by kalty
I bought this book after seeing the beautiful peg dolls in Womans Weekly. I absolutely love the sweet little trinkets in it, and I have really enjoyed making some of the projects... Read morePublished on 4 April 2013 by gillmc