The Crafty Chica Collection

The Crafty Chica Collection

Beautiful Ideas for Crafts, Home Decorations and Shrines from the Queen of Latina Style

Format: Paperback, 152 Pages
ISBN: 9781592533053
Publisher: Quarry Books
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$24.99 / £16.99
Over 60 colorful craft projects, decorations, and shrines that celebrate "Latino Style".

Kathy Cano Murillo, known as the Crafty Chica, launched her publishing career with two lively books: Making Shadow Boxes & Shrines and La Casa Loca, which means "the crazy house." All of the projects that she designed for those two books are now featured in this classy-meet-campy companion collection of Latino-American pop art. The projects include everything from party gear to home decorations; garden accessories to gifts; and shrines to jewelry. More than 60 fabulous ideas incorporate paint, fabric, collage, embellishments, and a heavy dose of glitter. A book that every hip crafty chick needs in her collection.

Kathy Cano Murillo is a syndicated crafts columnist for The Arizona Republic and Gannett News Service. She is known for her pod-cast and web site,, which receives 900,000 hits a month. She is the author of five creativity/crafty books and makes regular appearances on local and national TV demonstrating her projects.
Format: Paperback, 152 Pages
ISBN: 9781592533053
Size: 8.5 in x 11 in / 216 mm x 279 mm

Getting Started






Nifty Nicho Postcard Shrine

Fruit Crate Revolutionary Frame

Tree of Life Light-Switch Cover

Zoot Suit Night-Light

Foaming Flan Soap Bars

Fancy Fabric Wall Hanging

Reverse-Painted Box

Stamped Folk Art Boxes

Mirrored Mission Ornaments

Peso Picture Frame

Asian Princess Desk Shrine

London Calling Suitcase Shrine

Forever Friends Photo Box

"my Little Muffins" Children's Toy Box


Tin Plant Pokes

Aztec Cactus Garden

Glittery Soda Pop Vases

Mexican Cowgirl Wind Chime

Milagro Tree Ribbons

Spicy Candle Lanterns

Cigar Box Birdhouse and Feeder

Mexicali Mini-Lights


Frida Kahlo Fiesta Placemats

Flowered Balcony Gift Tower

Hot, Hot, Hot! Chips and Salsa Set

Tissue Flower Topiary

Dia de los Muertos Serving Tray

Mexican Margarita Candles

Festive Papier-Mâché Skull

Lucha Libre Place-Card Holders

Loteria Glass Charms


Crazy for Carmen Miranda Lamp

Bossa Nova Barstool

Mexican Cinema End Table

Manic Hispanic Canvas Painting

Tamale Oja Wreath

El Sol Wall Shelf

Café Cultura Clock

Talavera Tile Treasure Mirror

T-Shirt Toss Pillow