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Oct 22 2014

Create your dream room by Sophie Splatt

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Five Mile Press, 2014. ISBN 9781760060916
Fans of re decorating shows can celebrate. In this book they have found a cheap alternative to redecorating their daughter's room with the bonus being she can either do it herself or help too!
Using basic materials, paper, scissors, glue glitter and paint, and the odd trip to the local craft shop, many of these projects can be completed by any competent, committed ten year old.
Very simple projects include paper bunting, desk decorations, paper pompoms and hanging hearts with detailed illustrated instructions, other ideas and hints. More equipment is needed for other projects like terrariums, pinboards and fabric wall hangings, however with a little help these too are quite achievable for the junior bedroom decorator.
The inclusion of eight pages of cardboard removable templates, for items such as picture frames, bunting and stencils and storage tags will enable the most enthusiastic decorator to get a flying start if they are happy with the colour choices offered, predictably featuring pink, green and blue.
Whilst the book is aimed at girls, with a bit of adaptation the projects, with their easy to follow instructions, would be suitable for all students to attempt either for their own use or for fundraising gifts.
Sue Keane

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