Have you noticed how different types of crafts return as fresh summer craft ideas? Growing up in the 70’s-80’s I made a fair share of macrame plant hangers and wall hangings. And, now we’re seeing a comeback! Well macrame isn’t the only retro craft that’s keeps coming back. Knitting, felt crafts, string art, and paper crafts continue to stand the test of time. But, it’s not like the old design just get reused again and again. These are fresh craft ideas to fit with today’s decorating styles. Leisure Arts is good on keeping up with crafting trends and they were nice enough to send me four new craft books to share about with you.
Books Filled with Fresh Craft Ideas
I’m going to busy this summer with many new craft projects. Since getting these four new craft books, I’m adding at least four new projects to my to-do list. After choosing a project from each book, I began shopping for my supplies. And, over the summer I’ll be sharing them with you. Now let’s take a peek at the new books!
Felt for the Home
Felt for the Home is filled with 10 fresh craft ideas using felt. From succulent plants to felt flowers, there are some neat projects to create for your home or for someone special on your gift list. I’m going to be creating a wreath with succulents for my first project.
Paper Flowers also has 10 projects and covers a wide range of types of projects from wall art to party decorations. Projects use scrapbook paper, tissue paper, and more. I’m planning to create a large Dahlia flower to go on my bedroom wall. I’ve been looking for new wall decor for my desk area and always been fascinated by the large dahlia flower projects on Pinterest using music sheets or scrapbook paper.
Cool String Art
Cool String Art brings new and fresh summer craft ideas to a craft that dates back to 1960’s. With 10 different projects included there’s a project for any style of home really. I’m going to start with a pineapple project because it’s a great blend of modern and country that fits my home’s decor. I have my eye on some others, too, because they can easily adapt to my home’s eclectic style. I’ve got all the supplies to get started, except the nails. I quickly realized I need to make a trip to Lowe’s to get those. The local Walmart or hardware store didn’t carry the right ones.
Knits for Summer
Like the others, Knits for Summer has 10 different projects. From summer shawls and swimsuit tunics to a pillow and a purse, there are all great looking projects. Since I’m just a beginner, I’m going to make the striped tote pictured above. It has a simple stitch that I should be able to do, even as a beginner. I would say there’s projects for all skill sets in this book.
To see more and order a copy of any of these great new craft books, visit Leisure Arts Online! If you have have your eyes on a particular book, you can click on the images above to go directly to that book’s page. You’ll be with these fresh summer craft ideas in no time!
And, be sure to keep your eyes open for my upcoming project show and tell’s from each of these books!