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Book Review | Make Your Own Gifts

Make Your Own Gifts*I received a copy of this book for review, but was not compensated financially in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based solely on my experiences while reading this book.*

Title: Make Your Own Gifts

Author: DK Publishing

About the Book:

Make Your Own Gifts has more than 50 fantastic projects to make great handmade gifts that will be more memorable than their store-bought counterparts. From photo frames to handmade soap, this fun guide to arts and crafts includes awesome gift ideas for all occasions. Simple step-by-step instructions alongside detailed photographs make these gifts easy and accessible for children to make. With projects that range from fun trinkets made with materials found around the house to tasty baked treats made from scratch, this entertaining gift guide also includes instructions on how to make unique wrapping paper and gift tags to make any handmade present priceless.

My Review: 

My daughter, Bridget, is a creative soul. She loves to draw and  make crafts. She seems to have a real knack for it. I thought DK Canada’s Make Your Own Gifts would be right up her alley. Plus, the projects in the book will be fun for us to do together as I also like to do crafts. The apple doesn’t fall from the tree or so they say!

Make Your Own Gifts features over 50 craft projects that are simple enough for kid’s to make on their own or with the help of a parent (if they are younger). You’ll find themed gifts for the holidays like Valentine’s day, Christmas, Mother’s day and Father’s day as well as gifts that can be used any time of year. Each project has lots of step-by-step pictures with easy directions so you can see what you are supposed to do at each stage. It also has a picture of what the final product looks like. You’ll also see a list of all the tools and supplies you’ll need.

It’s divided up by the style of project including Paper Craft Projects, Stitched and Beaded Goodies, Molded and Sculpted Treasures, Make, Bake and Create Treats and Beautifully Wrapped Projects.

Some of our favourite projects from the book include:

  • Heart Cards
  • Pom-Pom Scarf
  • Pretty Pendants
  • Flowerpot Cakes
  • Candle Glass Jars

There’s even a few projects in there that I’d like to do on my own. I’m looking forward to tackling a couple from the list above over the next few months. I just need to hit up Michaels and pick up some craft supplies. 

Do you ever make your own gifts?

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Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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