Gifts From the GardenBook - 1998
Hand-made crafts and home-cooked delicacies wrapped up in custom-made packages -- a charming collection of imaginative ways to create and present gifts from nature's bounty.Home-made gifts reflect a thoughtfulness and caring that no store-bought item can equal With Made For Giving: Gifts From The Garden, readers will discover how to use flowers, vegetables, and fruits from their gardens or the local florist or supermarket to create one-of-a-kind gifts and present them in easy-to-make complementary packages. Each project is described in clear, step-by-step instructions, accompanied by full-color photographs, diagrams, and patterns.From the sophisticated to the homey, there's something here for every recipient and every occasion. Fresh anddried flowers and fruits are transformed into such special gifts as Mother's Day Posies, a colorful Midsummer Floral Wreath, Scented Sachets fashioned from silk and filled with a flower and herb potpourri, and a Table-top Cranberry tree, perfect for the winter holiday season. A selection of simple recipes -- including Orange and Apple Marmalade, Chow-chow Pickle made with tender young vegetables, and Fruit Vinegars flavored with raspberries and blackberries -- offer original ideas for enjoying the tastes of summer throughout the year. Personalized gifts deserve personalized presentations, and Gifts From The Garden is filled with suggestions for unusual, handcrafted containers. Easy directions explain how to make papier-mache bowls, mini tote bags, and gift boxes, decorate an ordinary basket with woven herbs or stencils, and complete the wrapped gift with a lovely ribbon, bow, and handmade card.
Publisher: Pleasantville, NY : Reader's Digest, c1998.
Characteristics: 128 p. :,col. ill. ;,24 cm.