The new Christmas tree 24 dazzling trees and over 100 handcrafted projects for an inspired holiday

Carrie Brown, 1955-

Book - 2015

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Published
New York : Artisan [2015]
Language
English
Physical Description
295 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN
9781579655914
1579655912
Main Author
Carrie Brown, 1955- (-)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

There's a lot to like about Brown's first book, based on the Christmas trees she's famous for decorating every year at Jimstown, her Sonoma County, California, store. The book's full-color photos and elegantly designed matte pages showcase 24 dolled-up trees. Brown offers a treasure trove of ideas for those looking to add a creative twist to their holiday cheer. Highlights include the paper white tree, inspired by the cut-paper banners in Mexico; the pin tree, which turns pincushions into ornaments; and the copper and cork tree, wrapped in wine-cork garlands. Brown includes directions on what to collect (such as the lights) and what to make; the latter includes everything from simple marshmallow garlands for a Hansel and Gretel tree to quilled paper birds on the birdland tree. There's no shortage of clever ideas, especially for those who'd like to produce ornaments without much fuss. Brown is at her best in suggesting simple crafts that will make an impressive statement. Color photos. (Oct.) [Page ]. Copyright 2015 PWxyz LLC

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Provides inspiration for turning everyday items into one-of-a-kind Christmas decor, with step-by-step instructions for creating ornaments, tree toppers, and information on picking the right tree.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

This Christmas, consider everyday objects from a new point of view, embrace a fresh color palette, or give your children's handmade ornaments or special family heirlooms a new life. The inspiration is endless here, with one-of-a-kind trees that celebrate food, nature, fashion, folk art, typography, color, and art history. Each spectacular design is easily replicated, with step-by-step instructions for crafting coordinating ornaments, garlands, and toppers, plus advice on selecting the right tree, choosing lights, and more. Whether you have space for a towering fir or a sweet tabletop creation, whether your taste skews modern or traditional, quirky or sophisticated, there's something for everyone!