Crafting a Meaningful Home
27 DIY Projects to Tell Stories, Hold Memories, and Celebrate Family Heritage
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- Publication Date: September 1, 2010
- Imprint: STC Craft
- Trim Size: 7 3⁄8 x 9 5⁄8
- ISBN: 9781584798675
- Page Count: 160
- Illustrations: 225 full-color illustrations
- Rights: World/All
As the second decade of the 21st century begins, we’re more compelled than ever to find refuge in our homes and personalize our living spaces with DIY projects that celebrate who we are and where we’ve been. In Crafting a Meaningful Home, Meg Mateo Ilasco shares 27 projects that tell personal stories and celebrate heritage, all easily created on a budget. Learn how to decoupage a plate with photos of a best friend; silkscreen upholstery with folk motifs; artfully display love notes; sew a teepee from a vintage quilt top; or create family silhouettes for a festive banner. Contributed by a hip cast of well known designers from across the country, the projects are, at once, nostalgic, sentimental, and modern. Clear instructions are easy to follow, even for beginning crafters.
Praise for Crafting a Meaningful Home:
"[Crafting a Meaningful Home] can serve two purposes on your gift giving list. If you have time, make one of the projects from the book. If not, give the book itself. It's beautifully photographed and written, and the projects are incredible."
--PopSugar Rush TV
About the author
Meg Mateo Ilasco is a designer, writer, and illustrator. She is the owner of Mateo Ilasco, a design studio in the San Francisco Bay Area that creates paper and home goods. She is the author of Craft, Inc., Craft, Inc. Business Planner, Creative, Inc., and Space Planner: A Home-Decorating and Design Workbook. She writes a monthly business column for the Design*Sponge blog. Visit her website at mateoilasco.com.