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“Find seasonally themed designs in Sarah Goldschadt’s charming, down-to-earth Craft-A-Day: 365 Simple Handmade Projects.”—Better Homes and Gardens

“...delightful...”—Saturday Evening Post

“365 fantastic, budget-friendly, and creatively fun projects pack this book with ideas that you—and your kids or students—will love making!”—Crafts ‘n Things

“Some books arrive on my front porch, and I can’t stop staring at them because they’re so beautiful...Talk about an artful pleasure...The author offers a year’s worth of adorable little projects that will bring friends and family together while they have some fun...Goldschadt offers a crafters paradise for all skill levels.”—Parents.com
 
“We love DIY craft projects, so we're clearly going crazy for the new book Craft-a-Day: 365 Simple Handmade Projects, by Sarah Goldschadt.”—RachelRayMag.com

“Fun, simple crafts for the mom without a lot of time on her hands—which is every mom.”—Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine
 
“There is little the kids or adults won’t find to do for even more than 365 days.”—Publisher’s Weekly

About the Author

Sarah Goldschadt is a Danish American freelance graphic designer and crafter who loves to make things, travel, and take pictures. Her work has appeared in Oprah, Better Homes & Gardens, Martha Stewart Living, Food Network Magazine, Do It Yourself, and Kids' Rooms. She lives in New York City and blogs at sah-rah.com
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Quirk Books (October 2, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594745951
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594745959
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 1.3 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,033 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sarah Goldschadt is a Danish American graphic designer and crafter currently living in Brooklyn. She is author of Craft-a-Day (October 2012, Quirk Books) and coauthor of Pom-Poms! (October 2013, Quirk Books). Her work has appeared in dozens of magazines, including Food Network Magazine, Do It Yourself, Oprah, Martha Stewart Living and Architectural Digest.

Customer Reviews

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58 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Monique Willms on October 21, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I was very excited to purchase the book as I am an avid crafter and homeschooler. The book is beautiful, well laid out and explained well. The disappointment though lies in the crafts. With a 365 day craft book I expected to receive a very varied collection of crafts that would be unique. Unfortunately the book consists of about 7 crafts (plush, cupcake topper, garland, card, gift tag, .... see I can't even think of more) done OVER and OVER and OVER again with different shapes. You will basically see how to take the same fox shape (for example) and put it onto all of those things, each one counting for a day. Then you'll see how to put a kitten shape on all of those things... and on it goes.

I'm super disappointed and feel like I wasted my $25. I would have saved a lot of money and found myself much more inspired by spending 20 minutes on Pinterest.

I'll give it 2 stars because it is beautiful and will look nice on my craft room shelf but as for content it would achieve one star.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By denisel on January 14, 2013
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I'm sending my book back. It's misleading. It's not actually a different craft to make everyday. It's one craft, lets say a paper penguin. Day one, cut out paper penguin, day two, paste Popsicle stick on your paper penguin. Day three glue a magnet on back of your paper penguin. It's a lame book. Save your money!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By ninjette on January 13, 2013
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One craft concept per day of the week (cake topper, garland, card, etc) - and each week a new, simple theme (cat, heart, dots). This is far from being creative, and i would be surprised to see any kids wanting to do the same 7 craft projects all year long. Even stylistically, it's all based on very simple paper cutout shapes. I had expected true inspiration - even 365 unique ideas - but our family could come up with the 7 core craft concepts of this book in one rainy afternoon. This is a waste of money and going back immediately.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 17, 2013
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Disappointing, boring - I was led to believe by a magazine review that this was "fun filled w/craft projects of all ages". NOT! They're not even different each day - one theme goes on for almost a week. For small kids only - very limited projects and ideas.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Brian Loflin on March 19, 2013
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The book's description leads the reader to believe there were 365 distinct crafts, one for each day of the year.
This is simply not so. There are actually only several individual crafts with many variations to make up the stated number. In this case this is neither 365 crafts nor is it worth the price. I am returning this purchase.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 18, 2012
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The book is gorgeous. The photography is beautiful and the instructions are clear. But it's boring. Each week has a theme, like snowflakes or butterflies. There is a page of patterns (mostly the same shape in different sizes). There are about 10 different types of projects repeated through the whole book, just with a different theme. These include cake toppers, cards, wall art, felt ornaments or plush toys, stick cards, headbands, onesies, bags, and garlands. None of the projects are very unique. I got it for my 7 yo daughter who loves to make crafts, but I'm going to return it and find something different. This isn't worth the money!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By PinkBird on January 19, 2013
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This book has some great, simple, and really cute patterns and projects. My only issue with it is that many of them are the SAME PROJECT done over and over again with a different pattern, medium, or shape. It is not 365 DIFFERENT crafts, it is just a compilation of the same project done with a different shape/pattern (i.e. a fox plush vs. a whale plush, or a lady bug finger puppet or a gnome finger puppet). Again, the ideas are cute and I do like having all the patterns, but some of the projects seem like things you could easily google or find on pinterest.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By B. Lowe on March 8, 2014
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As another reviewer mentioned, the author of this book chose a few simple (albeit sweet) crafts and remade them week after week following a different theme.. I expected a book teaming with ideas for my daughter, who is an avid crafter, instead it is a book full of a couple useless crafts (how many cupcake toppers and pennants does one need??) of which you any given person can probably make 2 or 3 and then put the book on the shelf to take up space.
Boo. Wish I'd seen it in person, I wouldn't have fallen for the misleading title:p
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