Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Quirk Books (October 2, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 1.2 x 7.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
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I'm sending my book back. It's misleading. It's not actually a different craft to make everyday. It's one craft, lets say a paper penguin. Day one, cut out paper penguin, day two, paste Popsicle stick on your paper penguin. Day three glue a magnet on back of your paper penguin. It's a lame book. Save your money!
I was very excited to purchase the book as I am an avid crafter and homeschooler. The book is beautiful, well laid out and explained well. The disappointment though lies in the crafts. With a 365 day craft book I expected to receive a very varied collection of crafts that would be unique. Unfortunately the book consists of about 7 crafts (plush, cupcake topper, garland, card, gift tag, .... see I can't even think of more) done OVER and OVER and OVER again with different shapes. You will basically see how to take the same fox shape (for example) and put it onto all of those things, each one counting for a day. Then you'll see how to put a kitten shape on all of those things... and on it goes.I'm super disappointed and feel like I wasted my $25. I would have saved a lot of money and found myself much more inspired by spending 20 minutes on Pinterest.I'll give it 2 stars because it is beautiful and will look nice on my craft room shelf but as for content it would achieve one star.
One craft concept per day of the week (cake topper, garland, card, etc) - and each week a new, simple theme (cat, heart, dots). This is far from being creative, and i would be surprised to see any kids wanting to do the same 7 craft projects all year long. Even stylistically, it's all based on very simple paper cutout shapes. I had expected true inspiration - even 365 unique ideas - but our family could come up with the 7 core craft concepts of this book in one rainy afternoon. This is a waste of money and going back immediately.
Disappointing, boring - I was led to believe by a magazine review that this was "fun filled w/craft projects of all ages". NOT! They're not even different each day - one theme goes on for almost a week. For small kids only - very limited projects and ideas.
The book's description leads the reader to believe there were 365 distinct crafts, one for each day of the year.This is simply not so. There are actually only several individual crafts with many variations to make up the stated number. In this case this is neither 365 crafts nor is it worth the price. I am returning this purchase.
As another reviewer mentioned, the author of this book chose a few simple (albeit sweet) crafts and remade them week after week following a different theme.. I expected a book teaming with ideas for my daughter, who is an avid crafter, instead it is a book full of a couple useless crafts (how many cupcake toppers and pennants does one need??) of which you any given person can probably make 2 or 3 and then put the book on the shelf to take up space.Boo. Wish I'd seen it in person, I wouldn't have fallen for the misleading title:p
I want to be honest in my review. This book has some cute craft ideas in it, but, the title is misleading. It is not a 'craft a day'. For instance, Day one it will show how to craft a 'strawberry' out of felt material, (an adult has to sew the craft or a young adult) then it will show the same image of a strawberry and how to make 'garland' out of paper with it, then it shows how to use the same image and make a 'cake topper' with it and then it shows the same image and how to glue the image onto a 'card'. And this theme goes on and on and on and on throughout the book using different ideas. So, ONE idea is spread out for 4-5 days. The book should not be titled how it is and it should not be so expensive. I would buy it if it was $12.00.
The book is gorgeous. The photography is beautiful and the instructions are clear. But it's boring. Each week has a theme, like snowflakes or butterflies. There is a page of patterns (mostly the same shape in different sizes). There are about 10 different types of projects repeated through the whole book, just with a different theme. These include cake toppers, cards, wall art, felt ornaments or plush toys, stick cards, headbands, onesies, bags, and garlands. None of the projects are very unique. I got it for my 7 yo daughter who loves to make crafts, but I'm going to return it and find something different. This isn't worth the money!
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