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D.I.Y. Girl: The Real Girl's Guide to Making Everything from Lip Gloss to Lamps

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D.I.Y. Girl: The Real Girl's Guide to Making Everything from Lip Gloss to Lamps



You made that? It's great! Get ready to hear these words often ---
even if you've never made anything before --- with the help of
D.I.Y. GIRL. And you don't have to be super-skilled to work on the
projects in this book, either.


Divided into three sections, ideas are provided for gifts, fashion
accessories, and decorating. Though clever projects are found in
all three sections, some of the easiest and most original can be
found in the gift section. Standouts include the marble magnets and
tacks, etched glass, poem flowerpots, and homemade lip balms and
bath salts. In the other sections, decorated-flop shoes, hair
jewelry, and a Christmas light lamp are easy enough for novices to
create, yet look like something from a boutique.


Lots of craft books are available now, but this one is unique. In
the introduction, it invites crafters to ignore the directions and
change designs as they see fit. Readers are introduced to most
types of crafts, including decoupage, sewing, beading, mosaic
making, soap making, and more. Jennifer Bonnell provides her
readers with many different skills and techniques, so that they can
develop their own interests and ideas. A list of where to find
supplies --- both online and in stores --- is a big help since a
few of the projects have unusual ingredients.


There is something for all tastes and levels of skill in D.I.Y.
GIRL, making it a fun read for girls everywhere.


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Reviewed by Amy Alessio on October 18, 2011

D.I.Y. Girl: The Real Girl's Guide to Making Everything from Lip Gloss to Lamps
by Jennifer Bonnell

  • Publication Date: June 23, 2003
  • Genres: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin
  • ISBN-10: 0142500488
  • ISBN-13: 9780142500484