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New Project Book Offers Everything Readers Need to Celebrate a Scandinavian-Style Christmas Collection includes hand-crafted tree ornaments, holiday décor, heirloom presents, gift wrap, even recipes
Christmas Crafts Scandinavian Style (Stackpole Books; July 2012) is a collection of craft projects inspired by traditional Nordic customs with delightful folk-art motifs. Fifty beautifully photographed projects include everything a reader needs to decorate his or her home and prepare for a holiday with Norwegian flair, including old-fashioned tree ornaments, rustic home décor, personalized items perfect for gift-giving, gift wrapping ideas to make even the simplest presents look like a million bucks, and recipes for Scandinavian delights. From gingham fabrics in country hues to raffia and ribbon, materials for the projects include easyto-find craft items and include simple sewing, embroidery, stamping, and embossing techniques – all of which are explained in an introduction for beginners. In addition, each project includes instructions and full-sized patterns. The artfully styled photography offers inspiration for displaying projects in and around the home, while the authors have also included great gift ideas and suggestions for wrapping presents with thoughtful touches. (MORE)
Christmas Crafts Scandinavian Style projects include: -Personalized fabric gift bags for holding coffee, candy, cookie cutters and Kringle – a traditional Danish pastry -Large and Small Cornucopias -Soft Fabric Dolls, Angels, Mice and other whimsical holiday décor -A Snowman and Heart Embroidered Tree Skirt -Ice Scraper Mittens to keep your hands toasty warm -An Advent Calendar the kids will adore -Plywood Angels and Pine Trees -Christmas Crackers – fabric scrolls that hide a surprise inside -Holiday Wreaths -Window Hangings and Christmas Stockings -And Much More The guide to crafting a Scandinavian-style Christmas is complete with recipes for traditional desserts, like Seed Cake, Gingerbread, and the author’s own Macaroon Cake. The endearing projects are perfect for adding a touch of yesteryear to your home, for giving to family and friends, and make great items to sell at the next craft fair. About the Authors: Tone Merete Stenklov and Miriam Nilsen Morken are crafters who have sold their Christmas creations at craft fairs for years. They live in Norway. Christmas Crafts Scandinavian Style By Tone Merete Stenklov and Miriam Nilsen Morken Stackpole Books Pub Date: July 2012 U.S. $19.95 | Can. $21.95 ISBN: 978-0-8117-1123-4 Trade Paperback 112 pages | 8.5 x 11 300 color photographs and fold-out pattern insert
About Stackpole Books: Stackpole Books is a trade book publisher with a proud, 80+ year history of publishing titles in the categories of Outdoor, History and Crafts.