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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 04 October 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219729
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: £12.99
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The Eco-Christmas Craft Book

£12.99

30 stylish festive projects that won’t hurt the planet by Marrianne Miall

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If you love Christmas, you'll love this book! It's the perfect antidote to the traditional tinsel and glitter that shed harmful microplastics, polluting our oceans and waterways.

The Eco-Christmas Craft Book is filled with lots of ideas to create your own stylishly beautiful, eco-friendly Christmas.

All you need to do is save up some recyclable or foraged items such as cardboard, newspaper, wine bottle corks, twigs and pine cones. You can choose your own colour scheme to match your home and, because the materials are recyclable, you could make new ones every year!

Including all the things that make Christmas special, such as tree decorations, advent items, Christmas cards, table decorations, wreaths and many more, there are 30 fabulous projects to make, and ideas for many more. So start collecting and learn how to make gorgeous, professional-looking decorations cheaply, without harming the planet.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Materials 8
Tools 10
Techniques 12
Making an origami star 12
Making a tassel 16
Making a bow 17

The Projects 18
Christmas Crackers 18
Ribbon Tree 22
Felt Bauble 26
Milk Bottle Fairy 30
Yarn-wrapped Cardboard Tree 34
Foliage-filled Bottle 38
Cork and Rosemary Place Cards 42
Cardboard Star Garland 46
Cardboard Tube Snowflake 50
Cardboard Angel 54
Christmas Cards 58
Napkin Rings 62
Origami Star Wall Hanging 66
Paper Strip Bauble 70
Cork Christmas Tree 74
Cork Rudolph the Reindeer 78
Cotton Twine Tied Wreath 82
Hessian Ruffle Wreath 86
Branch Christmas Tree 90
Mini Envelope Advent 94
Cardboard Tube Advent 98
Decorated Jars and Tins 102
Santa Sack Fabric Advent 106
Gift Wrapping 110
Hanging Twig Star 118
Folded Book Tree 122
Pine Cone Tree 126
Cork Wreath 130
Concertina Christmas Tree 134
Dried Orange Slice Decorations 138
Templates 142
Index 144

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This book is filled with ideas to create our own stylish and eco-friendly Christmas using recyclable or foraged items such as cardboard, newspaper, wine bottle corks, twigs and pine cones. There are 30 fabulous projects and ideas for many more, to make professional-looking decorations at little cost, without harming the planet.


Amazon Customer Review

From the first to last page this book is so easy to follow.
Great for children to grannies to make Christmas decorations to last for years. All these projects can be made at minimum cost as like me many will have a crafts box full of bits and bobs just waiting for this book to inspire you.


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This bright and approachable selection of Christmas crafts evokes old-timey warmth updated with contemporary sensibilities. Introductory notes discuss tools, reusing supplies, reducing purchased items, using biodegradable adhesives, and foraging for natural craft elements like pinecones; after which the crafts unfold with simplicity and a reliance on neutral tones. Especially useful to craft groups in libraries are several ideas that reuse book pages, and many smaller decorations like hanging ornaments or ribbon-wrapped candles that can be made from remnants left over from past craft activities. Some projects, like Advent calendars and wreaths, will be more time- and supply-intensive and may require more purchased materials if the crafter desires a unified look. But on the whole, projects like tiny gift boxes made from last year's holiday cards, folded book trees, and fragrant dried oranges offer low-cost, low-waste, joyful crafting options for new or experienced crafters.


Sew Magazine

Love presents, but hate the waste that comes hand in hand with packaging? Look no further - The Eco-Christmas Craft Book is here to offer some genius crafty alternatives to wrapping and more. Choose from 30 fabulous projects, including wreaths, baubles and table decorations. All you have to do is collect everyday recyclable and foraged items, and you're good to go!


Crafts Beautiful

Learn to make beautiful Christmas decorations using eco-friendly materials that won't break the bank or harm the planet with Marrianne Mialls The Eco-Christmas Craft Book. Save up recycled or foraged items to make tree ornaments, advent items, cards, wreaths and more! With 30 projects to make, its never been easier to create professional decorations.

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