Holiday ornaments make pretty and memorable gifts, and this slim volume provides some creative ideas for making your own. The allure is magnified by the color photographs by Julie Toy. Citris slice ornaments look yummy. A music-paper bell appeals. Among the charming possibilities are a frosted ball ornament and a gilded apple. The book is designed so that directions face the photographs, a big help once you're in the middle of a project. A glossary of materials and tools, a source list and patterns round out the book. These are elegant ideas for an adult crafter. -Chicago TribuneYou've got to know your audience, and Ms. Sterbenz certainly does in the "Instant Gratification" craft-book series. The books offer projects that are easy and fast for people who have little time for such endeavors. Children can help with some projects.In "Instant Gratification Ornaments," Ms. Sterbenz teaches you how to make 40 lights, ornaments, and garlands.An ornament you might want to try for the musician in your life is the bell made with old sheet music. Ms. Sterbenz also demonstrates a gingerbread house from mat board and beads. A project sure to have your mantel aglow calls for running a string of miniature lights through a sleeve of organdy. The book includes patterns, sources, and a glossary of materials and tools. Each project includes a list of materials and equipment. The author issues safty warnings; for example, use spray adhesives in a well-ventilated room. -The Dallas Morning NewsVom Verlag:
At no other time of year are people so interested in making things by hand. Trimming the tree with handmade ornaments is a time-honored tradition. Spread the joy and magic of the season with beautifully handmade ornaments for the tree...It's easy. The Instant Gratification series is designed specifically for the inexperienced crafter and has a refreshingly straightforward approach to the world of "making it yourself." Each project comes with a beautiful photograph that features the finished results. Easy to follow step-by-step instructions, plus helpful templates and diagrams help readers achieve elegant results in an afternoon. Whether you are starting entirely from scratch to make a simple Miniature Velvet Stocking, or adorning a plain store-bought ornament to make a Frosted Glass Ball, you'll find every project to accessible and appealing. With 40 projects, Instant Gratification Ornaments is your ultimate tree-trimming guide, year after year.
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