Making Christmas Tree Decorations

Making Christmas Tree Decorations

by JudyBalchin (Author)


Making decorations for your Christmas tree is explained in six simple and easy-to-follow projects, ranging from stocking garlands to gift boxes. Judy Balchin's designs are beautifully and clearly shown in step-by-step photographs, allowing you to personalise your Christmas tree with attractive professional quality decorations. All of the projects are suitable for both traditional and more modern Christmas trees, allowing you to add to your existing collection or make a complete new set!


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 48
Edition: illustrated edition
Publisher: Search Press Ltd
Published: Sep 2006

ISBN 10: 184448162X
ISBN 13: 9781844481620

Media Reviews

Oct 06

Don't head for your local garden center this year to stock up on Christmas tree decorations, make your own instead. The children can help, and what could be nicer than the whole family sitting around the table on dark winter evenings making decorations together?

Not all the projects are suitable for junior crafters, but quite a few are or have easier stages in them that can use some little helpers. There are garlands, for example, and those cardboard cone angels or miniature crackers minus the snaps. More involved are labels that are actually containers for wee gifts, and boxes to decorate and fill. Metal embossing, dry embossing, blobbing about with inks (literally), using peel-offs, painting and tearing paper are a few techniques used. As usual, it is all handsomely illustrated and easy to follow. Missing are any slightly more advanced projects, which is a bit of a pity, but more experienced crafters can use the ideas and take them further. I can think of a few right now.

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Author Bio
Judy Balchin studied art at Cardiff College of Art. Following this, she specialised in graphic design at Kent Institute of Art and Design in Maidstone. After working as a graphics assistant at the BBC Television Centre, she joined Adverkit International Ltd as a lettering artist. This began her love affair with letters, producing book jackets, advertising logos and television titles over many years. During this time, she also became involved in the craft world. She has appeared on television, worked as a craft demonstrator, designed craft kits and run workshops. She has produced more than twenty books on various crafts and is the author of many articles for craft magazines. She continues to enjoy her creative world and is currently working on her latest book.