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The DIY and Crafts Book List

Find books that will inspire you to cultivate your time and learn new things! These craft and hobby books will teach you everything from woodworking to embroidering.

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    The Fine Art of Paper Flowers Book Cover Picture
    The Fine Art of Paper Flowers Book Cover Picture

    The Fine Art of Paper Flowers

    by Tiffanie Turner

    An inspiring, practical and gorgeous guide to crafting the most realistic and artful paper flowers for arrangements, art, décor, wearables and more, from San Francisco botanical artist Tiffanie Turner.
    The Fine Art of Paper Flowers Book Cover Picture
    The Fine Art of Paper Flowers Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $25.00

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    The Sibley Birds Coloring Field Journal Book Cover Picture
    The Sibley Birds Coloring Field Journal Book Cover Picture

    The Sibley Birds Coloring Field Journal

    by David Allen Sibley

    A portable, deluxe adult coloring book from the renowned birder, illustrator, and author of the New York Times best seller The Sibley Guide to Birds. The perfect gift for birders everywhere, to use at your windowsill or in the field. Including 75 original and previously unpublished images. With millions of copies sold, David Sibley is the best-known name in North American birding today.
    The Sibley Birds Coloring Field Journal Book Cover Picture
    The Sibley Birds Coloring Field Journal Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $19.95

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    Small Garden Style Book Cover Picture
    Small Garden Style Book Cover Picture

    Small Garden Style

    by Isa Hendry Eaton and Jennifer Blaise Kramer

    Petite gardens align with the movement to live smaller and create a life with less stuff and more room for living. But a more eco-friendly and efficient space doesn’t have to sacrifice style. In Small Garden Style, garden designer Isa Hendry Eaton and lifestyle writer Jennifer Blaise Kramer show you how to use good design to create a joyful, elegant, and exciting yet compact outdoor living space for entertaining or relaxing.
    Small Garden Style Book Cover Picture
    Small Garden Style Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $22.00

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    Everyday Watercolor Book Cover Picture
    Everyday Watercolor Book Cover Picture

    Everyday Watercolor

    by Jenna Rainey

    This beautifully illustrated and inspiring guided watercolor-a-day book is perfect for beginning watercolor artists, artists who want to improve their watercolor skills, and visual creatives. From strokes to shapes, this book helps painters gain confidence in themselves along with inspiration to develop their own style over the course of 30 days.
    Everyday Watercolor Book Cover Picture
    Everyday Watercolor Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $22.99

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    A Well-Crafted Home Book Cover Picture
    A Well-Crafted Home Book Cover Picture

    A Well-Crafted Home

    by Janet Crowther

    A Well-Crafted Home includes simple, creative details that will tailor a space to your taste. More than just “DIY” crafts, these carefully designed projects call for good materials–like linen, leather, and wood–so the finished product will last you a lifetime.
    A Well-Crafted Home Book Cover Picture
    A Well-Crafted Home Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $22.99

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    Modern Macrame Book Cover Picture
    Modern Macrame Book Cover Picture

    Modern Macrame

    by Emily Katz

    The ultimate guide to creating and styling modern macramé projects in the home from top creative tastemaker and sought-after macramé artist Emily Katz.
    Modern Macrame Book Cover Picture
    Modern Macrame Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $25.00

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    Elemental Knits Book Cover Picture
    Elemental Knits Book Cover Picture

    Elemental Knits

    by Courtney Spainhower

    Elemental Knits is for women who aspire to be ever stylish, more comfortable, and less wasteful. With knitwear designer Courtney Spainhower, you’ll craft an appearance that truly reflects your spirit with a collection of 20 knitting patterns designed to enhance your wardrobe year-round.
    Elemental Knits Book Cover Picture
    Elemental Knits Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.99

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    The World of Debbie Macomber: Come Home to Color Book Cover Picture
    The World of Debbie Macomber: Come Home to Color Book Cover Picture

    The World of Debbie Macomber: Come Home to Color

    by Debbie Macomber

    From beloved author and Hallmark Channel favorite Debbie Macomber, this special adult coloring book features forty-five original illustrations depicting scenes from the Rose Harbor and Blossom Street series. Unplug and let the creativity flow!
    The World of Debbie Macomber: Come Home to Color Book Cover Picture
    The World of Debbie Macomber: Come Home to Color Book Cover Picture

    Adult Coloring Book
    $16.95

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    Embroidered Botanicals Book Cover Picture
    Embroidered Botanicals Book Cover Picture

    Embroidered Botanicals

    by Yumiko Higuchi

    Japanese artist Yumiko Higuchi is celebrated for her embroidery designs with a Scandinavian flair. With beautiful photographs, clear step-by-step instructions, and detailed diagrams, this book will be an inspiring guide for those new to embroidery and a fresh and unique offering for those experienced with needle and thread.
    Embroidered Botanicals Book Cover Picture
    Embroidered Botanicals Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $21.95

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    Punched Book Cover Picture
    Punched Book Cover Picture

    Punched

    by Stacie Schaat

    Discover the craft of punch needle as seen through the eyes of a contemporary artist giving the technique fresh, modern appeal. Yellow Spool’s Stacie Schaat shares all you need to know to take a stab in Punched.
    Punched Book Cover Picture
    Punched Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $24.99

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    How to Window Box Book Cover Picture
    How to Window Box Book Cover Picture

    How to Window Box

    by Chantal Aida Gordon and Ryan Benoit

    Meet the window box: by far the most accessible garden for any skill level, space, or quality of light. Whether your window faces south where the sun floods in or north with nothing but shade, these indoor and outdoor projects show you how to easily grow succulents, herbs, cacti, monstera, and more.
    How to Window Box Book Cover Picture
    How to Window Box Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $14.99

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    Outlander Knitting Book Cover Picture
    Outlander Knitting Book Cover Picture

    Outlander Knitting

    by

    Feel the magic of Outlander at your fingertips with this officially licensed book of knitting: twenty patterns inspired by the hit series from STARZ and Sony Pictures Television, based on Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling novels.
    Outlander Knitting Book Cover Picture
    Outlander Knitting Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $24.99

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    The Step-by-Step Guide to 200 Crochet Stitches Book Cover Picture
    The Step-by-Step Guide to 200 Crochet Stitches Book Cover Picture

    The Step-by-Step Guide to 200 Crochet Stitches

    by Tracey Todhunter

    The perfect resource for new and experienced crocheters alike, The Step-By-Step Guide To 200 Crochet Stitches offers 200 stitches with detailed written, charted, and photographed instructions.
    The Step-by-Step Guide to 200 Crochet Stitches Book Cover Picture
    The Step-by-Step Guide to 200 Crochet Stitches Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $22.99

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    Make and Mend Book Cover Picture
    Make and Mend Book Cover Picture

    Make and Mend

    by Jessica Marquez

    An exquisite, full-color guide to sashiko, a simple Japanese stitching technique that uses stunning patterns to decorate or repair clothing, accessories, and home textiles.
    Make and Mend Book Cover Picture
    Make and Mend Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $18.99

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    Seasonal Flower Arranging Book Cover Picture
    Seasonal Flower Arranging Book Cover Picture

    Seasonal Flower Arranging

    by Ariella Chezar and Julie Michaels

    This lavishly photographed book from renowned floral designer Ariella Chezar provides step-by-step instructions for 39 seasonal floral arrangements and projects that celebrate the splendor of flowers, the bounty of the changing seasons, and the wild beauty of nature in your home.
    Seasonal Flower Arranging Book Cover Picture
    Seasonal Flower Arranging Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $25.00

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    Wreck This Journal: Now in Color Book Cover Picture
    Wreck This Journal: Now in Color Book Cover Picture

    Wreck This Journal: Now in Color

    by Keri Smith

    A spectacular coloring and painting edition of the incredible journal that started it all, in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the 10-million-copy international bestseller.
    Wreck This Journal: Now in Color Book Cover Picture
    Wreck This Journal: Now in Color Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $16.00

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    Worlds of Wonder Book Cover Picture
    Worlds of Wonder Book Cover Picture

    Worlds of Wonder

    by Johanna Basford

    From the creator of the worldwide bestsellers World of Flowers and Lost Ocean, a beautiful new coloring book that takes you on a captivating journey through imagined and fantastical realms.
    Worlds of Wonder Book Cover Picture
    Worlds of Wonder Book Cover Picture

    Adult Coloring Book
    $17.95

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    Crepe Paper Flowers Book Cover Picture
    Crepe Paper Flowers Book Cover Picture

    Crepe Paper Flowers

    by Lia Griffith

    With 30 projects and an introduction to both crafting paper flowers and working with crepe paper, this book is full of inspiration and expert advice for beginners. If you have a Cricut Maker, you can download the templates to your machine so you can enjoy your own homemade bouquets in no time.
    Crepe Paper Flowers Book Cover Picture
    Crepe Paper Flowers Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $17.99

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    Carve: A Simple Guide to Whittling Book Cover Picture
    Carve: A Simple Guide to Whittling Book Cover Picture

    Carve: A Simple Guide to Whittling

    by Melanie Abrantes

    Carve modernizes a mindful hobby that people have turned to for generations to help them slow down, relax, and connect with the outdoors. Choose from a dozen projects with bespoke details, all are designed to be useful at home or while camping. And because these objects are small, they require only a few hours and a tool or two to complete.
    Carve: A Simple Guide to Whittling Book Cover Picture
    Carve: A Simple Guide to Whittling Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $16.00

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    The Gift of Calligraphy Book Cover Picture
    The Gift of Calligraphy Book Cover Picture

    The Gift of Calligraphy

    by Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls

    An easy-to-follow guide to learning the art of calligraphy, with 25 gorgeously photographed projects that use calligraphy to make beautiful gifts and home décor.
    The Gift of Calligraphy Book Cover Picture
    The Gift of Calligraphy Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $25.00

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    Good Clean Fun Book Cover Picture
    Good Clean Fun Book Cover Picture

    Good Clean Fun

    by Nick Offerman

    After two New York Times bestsellers, Nick Offerman—woodworker, actor, comedian, and co-host of NBC’s crafting competition series Making It—returns with the subject for which he’s known best—his incredible real-life woodshop.
    Good Clean Fun Book Cover Picture
    Good Clean Fun Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $37.00

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    Weaving Within Reach Book Cover Picture
    Weaving Within Reach Book Cover Picture

    Weaving Within Reach

    by Anne Weil

    From complete beginner to intermediate, Weaving Within Reach allows you to craft at your comfort level, even if you don’t yet know the difference between the warp and the weft.
    Weaving Within Reach Book Cover Picture
    Weaving Within Reach Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $19.99

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    Fragile World Book Cover Picture
    Fragile World Book Cover Picture

    Fragile World

    by Kerby Rosanes

    From the internationally bestselling artist Kerby Rosanes, an extraordinary coloring book celebrating some of the incredible animals and landscapes that are disappearing around the globe.
    Fragile World Book Cover Picture
    Fragile World Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $15.00

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