Crafting for the Festive Season
This festive season more than ever before people will be looking for cost-effective ways of preparing for their celebrations. Below are three delightful books each designed to not only decorate your home but also to provide hours of creativity for all the family. The projects range from very easy to more intricate, providing inspiration for everyone.

The Eco-Christmas Craft Book - Marrianne MiallsThe Eco-Christmas Craft Book – Marrianne Miall

30 stylish festive projects that won’t hurt the planet


If you love Christmas, you’ll love this book! It’s the perfect antidote to the traditional tinsel and glitter that shed harmful microplastics, polluting our oceans and waterways.

The Eco-Christmas Craft Book is filled with lots of ideas to create your own stylishly beautiful, eco-friendly Christmas.

All you need to do is save up some recyclable or foraged items such as cardboard, newspaper, wine bottle corks, twigs and pine cones. You can choose your own colour scheme to match your home and, because the materials are recyclable, you could make new ones every year!

Including all the things that make Christmas special, such as tree decorations, advent items, Christmas cards, table decorations, wreaths and many more, there are 30 fabulous projects to make, and ideas for many more. So start collecting and learn how to make gorgeous, professional-looking decorations cheaply, without harming the planet.

Projects include:
Christmas Crackers, Ribbon Tree, Felt Bauble, Milk Bottle Fairy, Yarn-wrapped Cardboard Tree, Foliage-filled Bottle, Cork and Rosemary Place Cards
Cardboard Star Garland, Cardboard Tube Snowflake, Cardboard Angel, Christmas Cards, Napkin Rings, Origami Star Wall Hanging, Paper Strip Bauble
Cork Christmas Tree, Cork Rudolph the Reindeer, Cotton Twine Tied Wreath, Hessian Ruffle Wreath, Branch Christmas Tree, Mini Envelope Advent
Cardboard Tube Advent, Decorated Jars and Tins, Santa Sack Fabric Advent, Gift Wrapping, Hanging Twig Star, Folded Book Tree, Pine Cone Tree
Cork Wreath, Concertina Christmas Tree, Dried Orange Slice Decorations

Macramé Christmas. Isabella StrambioMacramé Christmas. Isabella Strambio

24 festive projects using easy knotting techniques


Create 24 stunning festive decorations all made using simple macramé knots and 100 per cent recycled materials.

Start by learning 24 key knots and 8 beautiful patterns, all shown clearly using step-by-step photography. Key safety advice is given, as well as helpful tips for working with large pieces of macramé, knotting from an irregular-shaped support and keeping an even tension.

The 24 projects range from stunning tree and table decorations, to statement wreaths, charming gift tags and cute garlands perfect to create a stylish, cosy Christmas at home, or to give away as enviable gifts! Each project clearly explains which knots to use, the difficulty level, how long the project will take, and photographs of the steps are provided as necessary.

The projects are easy to follow, genuinely desirable and, best of all, really simple to make!

Projects include:
Snowflake 1, Snowflake 2, Snowflake 3
Christmas tree, Chunky Christmas tree, Advent calendar, Garland chain, Christmas tree garland

Candy cane, Cinnamon decoration 1, Cinnamon decoration 2, Cinnamon decoration 3
Angel 1,  Angel 2
Wreath, Star, Shooting star
Roving wreath,  Bauble  Gift tag, Stocking, Reindeer basket, Napkin ring, Star wall hanging.

Nordic Christmas Crochet - Heidi B Johannesen. Pia H H JohannesenNordic Christmas Crochet – Heidi B Johannesen. Pia H H Johannesen
11 stunning crochet decorations for your home


Elegant, timeless and stylish throughout, Nordic Christmas Crochet will show you how to create 11 stunning, Scandi-inspired decorations, from baubles and ornaments to bunting and wreaths. The book is filled with the natural, Nordic aesthetic that characterises Krea Deluxe, the company owned by sisters Heidi and Pia, the authors. Choose from a range of exquisite embellishments, including stars, drums, pennants, birds, mistletoe and Christmas trees. Each project contains clear instructions, diagrams, an invaluable overview of the creative process, suggestions for customizing each decoration to suit your style, and full-size templates where necessary. For further help and advice, all the techniques and stitches used in the book can be found in the authors’ online video guides.

Projects include
Drum, Stars, Ornaments, Mini bunting, Trumpet, Mini baubles, Bird, Mini stars, Mistletoe, Trees, Light-up houses. three delightful books are published by Search Press