Woodcraft is the latest craze to hit the arts and craft markets. This practical, step-by-step guide shows you how to cut, paint and assemble a delightful variety of both useful and decorative wood items, some of which include humorous and sentimental sayings for added charm. It features detailed instructions for over 50 simple, attractive, useful and decorative items that can be created by anyone, regardless of skill level. Creating these innovative and original designs is fun, inexpensive, and requires only a few basic tools, making them perfect for your home, craft markets and gift-giving. Each project is presented with a complete list of requirements, detailed instructions, suggested variations and alternatives, and a colour photograph of the finished item. Templates for every project are included in the back of the book and the helpful introduction covers general cutting and painting techniques that will inspire you to create your own original designs. Lists of idioms and sayings suitable for various projects or events are included throughout.
Projects include Welcome signs; Garden signs; Curtain tie-backs and matching door signs, pencil holders and so on for a nursery, study or guest room; Bathroom items, such as face cloth and toothbrush holder; Kitchen items such as an egg holder, memo board or wall clock; Smaller items such as ever-popular fridge magnets and key rings; Christmas projects, including candle holders, Christmas tree decorations, Christmas stocking-holders and much more.