‘Crafty Creatures’ and ‘Homemade Gift’ #Review and #Giveaway from DK Canada

| November 7, 2013 | 11 Comments

I received these books in the mail and was very excited!  They are beautifully photographed books filled with colorful and creative crafty ideas.  I couldn’t wait to dive right in!

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I spent a few hours over my weekend flipping through and jotting down the ideas  for creating some really cool homemade gifts.  These book provided tons of inspiration.  Crafty creatures by DK Canada has wonderful and simple ideas for every level of ‘crafter’. I am a beginner and I adored this book.  It is pages to page of colorful stuffed animals and step by step instruction on how to create them. My favorite was a sock monkey made out of a colorful pair of socks!  The ideas seemed very doable. This book would be great for a crafty tween/teen and the beginner parents. It was simple, easy to understand and fun.  The materials needed are easily found and affordable. The directions are concise and  understandable. The book is beautifully laid out and the photographs are full of color, allowing for the idea to pop out of the page.  I have great intentions on using this book more over the holiday season to create little toys of my little ones.

Handmade Gifts by DK Canada is a more complex crafting book. There is an array of diversity in the type of craft. They provide you with a step by step instruction on how to make 70 different idea, ranging from a mosaic bowl or a  decoupage bangles to homemade truffles and flavored oils. This book is a little more in depth and I would recommend it to  the more novice to advance ‘crafter’,  but even as a beginner I felt inspired with this book. The ideas are creative, the photography is beautiful and the layout is organized and easy to navigate.  My grandmother who is advanced ‘crafter’ of all things creative, loved this book! She skimmed through it at my place over thanksgiving and told me that there were tons of ideas that she wanted to try. She has read and purchased a lot of  craft books and she said this was one of the best for creative inspiration.

I would highly recommend these books to anyone looking for a great gift for the creative ‘crafter’ in their lives. These books would make an excellent gift.  I also think these books are a wonderful idea for anyone looking to create beautiful homemade gifts this years. These book will help you create wonderful gifts filled with love and beauty.

Disclosure:  I received the above mentioned products to sample.  All opinions are honest and my own.


Enter to win the Crafty Creatures and Handmade Gifts Book by DK Canada!

DK Publishing is the visionary publisher renowned for pioneering a distinctive, highly visual style in its books for adults and children. Founded in the UK in 1974 as Dorling Kindersley, the company started as a book packaging company and moved into publishing in 1982. Since then DK has been a worldwide market leader, with books published in 60 countries around the globe. Discover more at cn.dk.com!

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  1. I really enjoy these books

  2. Vanessa Pahl says:

    Yes I have! they are great!

  3. Saima says:

    I have never bought DK Canada books but they sound amazing from your description. I love scrapbooking and doing crafts so I’d love some new ideas and inspiration!

  4. Jonnie says:

    I have bought many DK books. They are so informative and fun!

  5. Emily Linton says:

    I never have, but I’ve always wanted to!

  6. caryn s says:

    We have a couple DK books and love them!

  7. natasha severson says:

    i have never purchased any dk books

  8. Jo-Anne Pfoh says:

    I have never used them but would love to

  9. Beth Gallinger says:

    I’ve bought their travel guides before.

  10. Lee-Ann S says:

    I have and think that there books are amazing!

  11. Wayne Lecoy says:

    I am entering your giveaway.
    It would be great to win copies of
    Crafty Creatures and Handmade Gifts.
    In response to your question of
    Have you ever purchased DK Canada books before?
    No i haven’t bought any of their books.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!!

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