Craft Smart Bind-up

Craft Smart Bind-up by Adel Kay, Danielle Lowy, Michelle Powell and Laura Torres

Format: Hardback, 120 Pages
ISBN: 9781781715345
Publisher: QED Publishing
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Discover fun new crafts and techniques in this series. Learn to knit, make your own jewellery and create fantastic projects out of paper and recycled materials.

Following on from the successful Art Smart series, Craft Smart presents a fresh, fun approach to four creative skills: knitting, jewellery-making, paper-crafting and crafting with recycled objects.

Each book contains 12 original projects to make, using a range of readily available materials. There are projects for boys and girls, carefully chosen to appeal to readers of all abilities. Each project is graded with a difficulty rating of 1 to 5.

A special ‘techniques and materials’ section encourages young crafters to try out their own ideas while learning valuable practical skills.

Danielle Lowy runs craft workshops for children and adults, and specialises in upcycling old objects into beautiful new creations. She writes regularly for craft magazines and online publications.

Laura Torres is a best-selling, award-winning author of books for teens and pre-teens, both fiction and non-fiction. Her books have sold millions of copies and are considered staples in the how-to industry. Her novels for young people have been well-reviewed and she won the Bazannella award for her short story writing. She has written over 25 craft books for children and young adults.

Michelle Powell has been working in the craft industry for the last 20 years and has worked on numerous craft books and projects. She has also taught crafting, held workshops and edited five different craft magazines. Michelle lives in Gloucestershire with her husband and her very glittery, often paint and glue splattered, 4 year old daughter. When not crafting she enjoys baking, scuba diving and holidays!

Format: Hardback, 120 Pages
ISBN: 9781781715345
Size: 8.268 in x 10.472 in / 210 mm x 266 mm


Materials p6
Techniques p8
Lollipop flowers p10
Paper roses p12
Jam jar aquarium p14
Fishy piñata p16
Monster folding toy p18
Iris folded card p28
Zig-zag photo album p22
Origami butterfly p24
Kirigami hanging star p26
Spangly bangles p28
Quilled sheep p30
Paper cup owl p32


Materials p34
Techniques p36
Button bracelet p38
Armadillo brooch p40
Cupcake pincushion p42
Dragonfly pegs p44
Greetings card box p46
Junk mail jewellery p48
Peg it pretty p50
Plastic bottle bloom p52
Sock monster p54
Topsy turvy pot p56
Yo-yo brooch p58
Easy-peasy gift bow p60


Materials p62
Techniques p64
Friendship bracelet p66
Wrap friendship bracelet p68
Friendship beads p70
Découpage necklace p72
Woven bead bracelet p74
Pretty pin brooch p76
Flower power hairband p78
Twisted bracelet p80
Crochet headband p82
Stretchy people p84
Triple strand bracelet p86
Daisy chain necklace p88


Materials and techniques p90
Flower purse p94
Phone case p96
Corsage brooch p98
Sugar plum cushion p100
Beaded scarf p102
Bear hat p104
Egg cosy p106
Mug warmer p108
Mini handbag p110
Hand warmers p112
Headband p114
Squishy penguin p116
Index p118