Big Book of $5.00 Crafts
Edited by Laura Scott
Gifted by House of White Birches
Reviewed by Maria Nerius
At first glance one might think this book was projects for children, but once you dig into the book you’ll find it’s full of fun, cute, and practical craft projects for all ages. As a matter of fact, many projects would make great family crafting night choices. The focus is on keeping the craft projects within a budget of $5.00 and the book did so with flair and savvy. The projects are bright, eye catching, and again I go back to practical because over 50% of the projects have daily uses like coffee cups, tote bags, T-shirts.
Other projects include hats, bracelets, vests, brooches, caps, aprons, barrettes, wall art, pincushions, plant pokes, candleholders, note cards, trivets, baskets, and so much more. I loved that the book included gift and bazaar items since both are important to the crafter. The projects take basic supplies and the material lists are short. The photography allows you to see the projects up close and take in all the details. There is a true variety of techniques used, but all at the beginner or intermediate skill levels. This is a book after my own heart. Great projects. Great fun. And you just have to smile at the color and whimsy.