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Holiday Guide Book Review


“Gooseberry Patch Christmas 10th Anniversary” has been released by Leisure Arts. It is part of the Gooseberry Patch Book Series. This is available as a hardcover and paperback.

If you need ideas for holiday decorating, Christmas gifts or yummy recipes, this handy book has it all in one volume. The authors can help you have a memorable holiday season. All of the projects and recipes are simple and easy enough for beginners.

This is illustrated with lush color photos as well as the unforgettable Gooseberry Patch art for which they’re so well known.

There are holiday decorating projects for indoor and outdoor use. These use all sorts of garden greenery, pine cones, and other garden materials. Among these are hanging baskets arrangements, fireside baskets and sprays as well as all sorts of garlands made from natural materials. It also features a number of holiday wreath projects, many of which are made from garden greenery. This title devotes particular attention to the use of natural materials.

If your budget is tight, this offers all sorts of inexpensive decorating ideas. For example, this has beautiful pine cone garlands and basket arrangements with pine cones. It presents decorating ideas you can use throughout the house. For the dining table, this has centerpiece projects using holiday greenery and potted plants.

Other garden themed holiday decorations include a topiary tree. With most of these projects, you can use whatever containers or materials you have on hand, such as urns, pot plants, and evergreens. These projects lend a festive look for the holidays. For example, there’s an arrangement of greenery in an old watering can.

Other holiday decorating projects include walkway lanterns. This book has all sorts of affordable ideas for Christmas tree decorations, some of which are made from bits of felt. Christmas stockings also receive their share of attention here as well. These are decorated with Christmas tree motifs.

In addition to decorating ideas, this volume also features projects for gifts. Those gardeners on your shopping list would love the gardener’s gift set, which includes a gardener’s apron. This title has a number of gift projects using floral/garden themes, such as a jacket appliquéd with flowers and floral pin cushions.

Forget about the usual gift wrap and bows. Instead, check out these fashionable fabric package wraps. Replace the usual ribbons and bows with these gorgeous holly leaf trims.

The projects use a variety of craft techniques, including sewing, embroidery, and felting. For each project, this has complete, color illustrated, step by step directions, templates, and a list of materials.

This title also features all sorts of scrumptious recipes.
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