This is a book of 35 simple, modern craft projects to make any day special for the people we love. A handmade gift--even the smallest and simplest of gestures--brings a smile and makes a moment more meaningful. Any day, not just holidays and specific occasions, is an opportunity to create and gift. These versatile projects require no special skills and work for a range of people--from children to house guests--and occasions. Visually driven in its presentation, Make and Give stands apart from the traditional craft book with its bright colors and modern, graphic look. Each project is illustrated with step-by-step photographs, charts, and unique infographics. Less text, more photos, and illustrated designs guide the reader. The projects are inspired by the things the authors--designers and crafters by trade--make for their own friends and family. The book includes the authors' personal inspiration for each project, as well as "Make This For" tips to encourage readers to think about the special people for whom they could make these crafts. Projects include fill-in-the-blank tattoos, macaron messages, a weekday advent, plant wall art, tangram prints, and candy capsule rings.
STEPH HUNG is a craft stylist and designer with an education in clothing design and a background in home decoration. A former editor at Martha Stewart Living, she developed well-loved holiday and craft content for the magazine, blog, and special interest publications. She was the first craft stylist to be represented by Pat Bates and Associates, a high-profile creative agency in New York City. She has worked for Better Homes and Gardens and the Wall Street Journal and was a regular contributor for the popular website Oh Happy Day. She loves biking and farmers' markets and can't wait to host another book swap. ERIN JANG is a graphic designer and illustrator who has been an art director at magazines like Martha Stewart Living and Esquire and now designs at her own studio, The Indigo Bunting. Her design projects include posters for Land of Nod and Urban Outfitters, a stationery collection for Paperless Post, and illustration and design work for publications such as Real Simple and the New York Times Magazine. Her design work has received numerous awards and recognition by annuals such as PRINT and The Society of Publication Design, and her crafts and paper goods are regularly featured on sites like Design*Sponge, Oh Joy! and Cup of Jo. She lives in New York City, where you can find her biking with her husband and two-year-old son, looking for a great meal to eat and illustrate.
"Make & Give is fun, approachable, and upbeat. It's chock-full of clever (and affordable!) projects that prove just how exciting and easy do-it-yourself gifts can be."--Grace Bonney, author of Design*Sponge at Home "I'm thrilled to have this book as a part of my library. The projects are sweet and thoughtful. They remind you that making something for someone else really is the best feeling ever."--Joy Cho, Founder and Creative Director of Oh Joy!
"Make & Give not only offers a drool-worthy collection of amazing crafts, but it's also beautifully designed and organized, which makes it a great gift itself. A+ to the crafty duo!"--Sarah Goldschadt, author of Craft-a-Day and Pom-Poms!
"The ideas in Make & Give are both original and brilliant but are completely doable, making this the best craft book I've seen in years. It is a must-have for any crafter's library."--Jordan Ferney, creator of Oh Happy Day
"I heart Erin + Steph and I heart their kind of smart, whimsical craft: the kind that's loaded up with love and that anyone can make. Their projects are fantastically simple and simply genius. Make & Give is full of why-didn't-I-think-of-that! ideas with a unique sense of humor and graphic gotchas."--Vanessa Holden, Creative Director at West Elm
"Make & Give is full of bright and playful projects that are so easy to make--and even more fun to do. For years to come, you'll return to these colorful, creative ideas for gifts, parties, and craft activities."--Marcie McGoldrick, Editorial Director of Holiday and Craft at Martha Stewart Living
Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (How-To (Crafts/Hobby)) 2015