Friday, May 19, 2017

Product Spotlight: DIY Crafting Books for Your Summer Party!

Summer is almost here, which means a lot of graduations, weddings, and summer parties are just around the corner. We recently got in a few books at the store that include some awesome ideas for party decorations, gift wrapping, and card making.

Paper crystals, "collage" pop-up card, and gift bag created from DIYs in the books Oh Joy!Sunshine Spaces, and Hello Tokyo

Keep reading to see sneak peeks of these books and get fun ideas for party decor. All books and supplies for these DIYs are available at collage, although the stock on books is limited; be sure to call before visiting if you have a certain book in mind!

Click the link below to read more about these awesome books!

* Sunshine Spaces, by Beci Orpin. We love Beci Orpin's books and her aesthetic. Her new book, Sunshine Spaces, is elegantly styled but really playful too. We created some of the paper crystal decorations from the DIY in her book. There's also DIYs on throw cushions, flower crowns, and other outdoor party accoutrements. As a side note, Beci Orpin will be at the shop Field Trip on Division St (near the collage Division store) on Sunday, May 21st, teaching a collage workshop!

Paper crystals created from a DIY in Beci Orpin's new book, Sunshine Spaces

DIY on cushions in Sunshine Spaces
Another spread from Orpin's book "Sunshine Spaces"

* Hello Tokyo by Ebony Bizys. Author Bizys is known for her blog "Hello Sandwich." Her most recent book is totally adorable, and has a lot of sweet, eclectic, and traditional Japanese ideas for gifts, gift giving, and living. We loved the spreads about creating custom gift wrap and packaging. We made our own gift bag and rosette following a couple tutorials in the book, and now we are hooked.

Custom gift bag and rosette created from a DIY in Hello Tokyo.

Adorable ideas for present wrapping in Hello Tokyo.

There are so. many. ways to make a bow! Page spread from Hello Tokyo.

* Oh Joy: 60 Ways to Create and Give Joy, by Joy Cho. This book is brimming with color and inspiration. It's written by Joy Cho, who is known for her blog Oh Joy, which includes a lot of clever DIYs itself. We liked her idea for creating pop-up cards and pop-up gift wrap; using her template for pop-up letters we created the "collage" card below!

Pop-up card created with a template from Oh Joy!

Colorful DIY in Oh Joy!

Fun end papers in Joy Cho's book Oh Joy!