6 Holiday Books for the DIY’er

By Kate | Women
Posted Dec 6, 2011

Whether you’re hosting a holiday party, adding seasonal sparkle to your home, or looking for a last-minute gift, let STC Craft lend a hand! STC Craft publishes creative books for today’s DIYers. Smart, modern projects come with straightforward instructions, and lushly photographed pages provide inspiration in spades.

Weekend Handmade by Kelly Wilkinson

In Weekend Handmade, blogger Kelly Wilkinson presents a bounty of fresh, stylish DIYs made with simple materials and fuss-free techniques. How-to’s include a simple gilded end table; hand-printed napkins, paired with a guide to seasonal centerpieces; and fresh botanical spritzers (a great holiday gift!). $27.50 USD.

The BUST DIY Guide to Life by BUST magazine co-founders Debbie Stoller & Laurie Henzel

The quintessential DIY encyclopedia from the quintessential DIY magazine! BUST co-founders Debbie Stoller (of Stitch ‘n Bitch fame) and Laurie Henzel collected 250 of the mag’s best do-it-yourself advice in one hefty volume. Organized by category—beauty and health, fashion, food and entertaining, career, finance, travel, and sex—and written in BUST’s trademark brazen and witty style, this eclectic, empowering, and downright practical book is a must-have for today’s women. $29.95 USD.

The Repurposed Library by Lisa Occhipinti

We all love to read and learn from books, but The Repurposed Library takes our passion even further, presenting us with 33 projects to make–quite literally–out of books. For these projects, Lisa Occhipinti rescues and repurposes orphaned and outdated books from flea markets and library sales and turns them into new art objects and practical items for the home. $24.95 USD.

Sewing Basics By Sandra Bardwell

The ultimate reference for home sewers! Whether you’re a budding fashion designer or an experienced seamstress, this book will be a mainstay on your shelf for years to come. Topics include buying and operating a sewing machine; basic hand sewing techniques; choosing fabric; reading and writing patterns; fitting, finishing, and embellishing garments; and more. $24.95 USD.

My Grandmother’s Knitting By Larissa Brown, author of Knitalong


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