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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 organizing your home to learning watercolor skills.

  1. 1

    Everyday Watercolor

    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.

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  2. 2

    A Well-Crafted Home

    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
  3. 3

    Modern Macrame

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

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  4. 4

    How to Set a Table

    This hip, fabric-covered guide includes creative ways to style a table–whether for a sit-down dinner, cocktail party, brunch buffet, picnic in the park, and other fun get-togethers.  How to Set a Table features stylish, modern ideas for welcoming family and friends in your home.

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  5. 5

    The Book of Hygge

    Hygge (pronounced “hoo-gah”) is a Danish word that means a universal feeling of being warm, safe, comforted, and sheltered—an experience of belonging to the moment and to each other. With beautiful full-color photographs and instructive meditations on relishing the everyday, it is your perfect guide to cultivating the coziness that has made Danes the happiest people in the world.

    The Book of Hygge Book Cover Picture
  6. 6

    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

    Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles? Read the bestselling guide to decluttering your home and the inspiration for the hit Netflix show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.

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  7. 7

    Embroider Your Life

    With 150 motifs designed by 20 of today’s most popular embroidery artists selected from Instagram and Etsy, learn the simplest embroidery stitches and techniques, and see the creative ways the motifs can be used to personalize your head-to-toe wearables, accessories, and items for your home.

    Embroider Your Life Book Cover Picture
  8. 8

    The Fine Art of Paper Flowers

    The Fine Art of Paper Flowers is an elevated art and craft guide that features complete step-by-step instructions for over 30 of Tiffanie Turner’s widely admired, unique, lifelike paper flowers and their foliage, from bougainvillea to English roses to zinnias.

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  9. 9

    Make and Mend

    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.

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  10. 10


    This illustrated cookbook showcases the classic breads and savory foods of a Swedish smörgåsbord that can be enjoyed for parties and holidays as well as for snacking and small meals.

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    Crepe Paper Flowers

    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
  12. 12

    Carve: A Simple Guide to Whittling

    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.

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  13. 13

    The Gift of Calligraphy

    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
  14. 14

    Good Clean Fun

    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.

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    Weaving Within Reach

    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.

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