Get Crafty!

You might not want to be reminded, but the holiday season is approaching and time to create the best homemade gift EVER is ticking by.

What’s that?  You want inspiration, not Pinspiration?  A good old-fashioned book you can hold in your hands?  Then I’ve got just the thing for you.  Three titles full of projects sure impress everyone on your list – and then some.

Honey Crafting

From hive to home! From the satisfying taste of fresh honey butter to the blissful aroma of a beeswax candle, Honey Crafting celebrates everything the hive has to offer. Inside, you’ll find a variety of sweet crafts for around the home, including Molded Beeswax Ornaments , Oatmeal and Honey Scrub Bar , Honey Gorgonzola Toasts , and Cocoa Lavender Lip Balm . Whether you’re interested in creating delicious meals that highlight honey’s robust taste, developing all-natural beauty products, or preparing home remedies that will soothe any ailment, this book makes it easy for anyone to savor the simple pleasures that come from harvesting the golden nectar. With step-by-step instructions and plenty of buzz-worthy wisdom, Honey Crafting will help you sweeten up your day with all the goodness that honeybees bring.

Mmmm… gorgonzola.

Beer crafts : making the most of your cans, bottle caps, and labels

Beer Crafts shows you how to repurpose not just the caps but also labels, bottles, and even cans into useful, hip, and quirky items – from attention-getting (if not downright sexy) garter belts to the classic crochet beer can hat, to beer bottle tags, to refrigerator magnets, and more. The projects are super fun, easy to make (even for a first-time crafter), and most of the supplies are things you probably already have on hand or chilling in the fridge. Beer Crafts has jewellery and accessories for guys and gals. From masculine bottle label belt buckles and wallets, to flowery bottle top flip flops and cute-as-a-button beer cap headbands and even beer can jackets for the family dog! There are even funky home decor projects, including candle holders, patio lanterns, bird feeders, and a memo board. And with plenty of beer quotes and trivia, Beer Crafts is recommended bar reading for those who don’t craft.

After you’ve drunk all the beer in preparation for those projects, you may be feeling a little more daring than normal and ready to try something from this book…

Got fur balls? Are your favorite sweaters covered with cat hair? Do you love to make quirky and one-of-a-kind crafting projects? If so, then it’s time to throw away your lint roller and curl up with your kitty! Crafting with Cat Hair shows readers how to transform stray clumps of fur into soft and adorable handicrafts. From kitty tote bags and finger puppets to fluffy cat toys, picture frames, and more, these projects are cat-friendly, eco-friendly, and require no special equipment or training. You can make most of these projects in under an hour–with a little help, of course, from your feline friends!

Yes.  People actually do this.

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  1. While I won't be using my cats' hair to make objets d'art (although heaven knows they seem to leave enough of it around)…I placed a hold on the Beer Crafts book. There are some really cute ideas! While I'm not much of a beer person, I can see translating these crafts to the little micro-brew soda companies…I'd love a Moxie headband! (For those of you not familiar, Moxie is a bitter herby/rooty soda from Maine that I fondly recall getting from my cousin's tiny grocery store in the Pocono Mountains when I was little.)

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