A Crafty Sparkly Christmas

9781449414559_frontcoverIf you have closets full of craft supplies, save toilet paper tubes because they are useful, and can’t throw away objects that you plan to repurpose, then you might enjoy Christmas like I do. I love to make things. After I had kids, I had to scale back and not try out every kind of craft available because I didn’t have time and I’m not very good at cleaning up my crafty messes. If you could peek in my house, you would see the closets and corners and tables and desks with half finished projects. Crazy! Recently I was given a copy of Glitterville’s Handmade Christmas: A Glittered Guide for Whimsical Crafting!
, by Stephen Brown, and I have to say…”I love it.” Its crafty, sparkly goodness all wrapped up in a beautiful book sure to inspire.

Inside its pages are projects that reminded me of what a trip through Whoville might look like. The crafts are whimsical, sparkly and creative. There are templates for many of the items in the back which makes it even better. I think my favorites are the Glitter Village and all the chenille Christmas trees and snowflakes. I was ready to order some quick and easy craft kits for my kids this Christmas but I’m feeling inspired to dig through my stash and do some of these really unique projects. Most of these projects use basic craft supplies and then coat the finished project with paint and glitter. In other words, many of these can be done with the odds and ends you probably have around your house! Hooray!

(Disclosure: I was given a free copy of this book to review by Andrews McMeel Publishing and NetGalley in exchange for an honest opinion. Affliliate link included in post.)