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Tuesday 30 June 2015

Review: Dream, Create, Inspire

If you know a young person who wants to give their bedroom a makeover, or is perhaps just looking for a craft project, Dream, Create, Inspire is a great place to start.

Dream, Create, Inspire is a collection of fifteen projects to help create a personalised space. Each project includes a list of required materials and tools, plus instructions, hints and photos as a guide.

There’s plenty of inspiration for creative minds: make photo blocks, refurbish a wooden chair, liven up an old rug with a new look, or design felt pennant flags and display them as unique artwork featuring personal interests. I particularly liked the idea of repurposing an old picture frame to become a stationery holder.

A selection of stencils, templates and press-outs are also provided in the book, and while the projects are definitely female focused, some could appeal or be adapted for boys as well, using different subject matter.

By making the most of items that can be found around the house, or second hand, Dream, Create, Inspire is an example of reusing and recycling in action, and perfect for young wannabe decorators.

Title: Dream, Create, Inspire
Author: Sophie Splatt
Publisher: The Five Mile Press, $16.95 RRP
Publication Date: June 2015
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781760066468
For ages: 7+
Type: Non Fiction