Birthdays: Handmade, Homemade by Marica Natali ThompsonBirthdays: Handmade, Homemade by Marica Natali Thompson

Birthdays: Handmade, Homemade

byMarica Natali Thompson, Anne Robin Schwartzburd

Hardcover | December 31, 2016

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Filled to the brim with step-by-step instructions for making original gifts, favors, cakes, wrapping, decorations and games, BIRTHDAYS: HANDMADE, HOMEMADE is interwoven with stories, photographs, illustrations and anecdotes. We invite readers to pull up a chair, pour a cup of tea and
spend the afternoon making and creating. Our goal is to offer inspiration on how to make
a birthday handmade, homemade and your very own.

Readers will love the creative ideas that make this book so personal and tangible. Projects
range from fast and easy . . . Dinosaurs in real eggshells, to more timely and in depth . . .
Dining table forts. Young parents and do-it-yourself enthusiasts will find endless help on
how to prepare and execute a homemade birthday party.

At a time when it seems like families are trying to take back just a bit of their own
and blogs hum with self-reliant know-how, this book is a great jumping-off point
for those aiming to leave commercialism behind and bring it all back to the ones they love.


MARICA NATALI THOMPSON is a make-it-yourself enthusiast. She has spent years refining the art of "do it your own way." From painting to sewing, cooking to woodworking, learning from doing has always been a staple in her diet. Starting a family young, and constantly keeping up with the needs of three growing kids, has only made her mor...
Title:Birthdays: Handmade, HomemadeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 1 inPublished:December 31, 2016Publisher:Tompopo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1943091323

ISBN - 13:9781943091324

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Table of Contents

ContentsIntroduction 17Starting a Tradition 20Planning a Party 22Specialty Birthday PartiesJanuaryA Russian Tea Party 24FebruaryDragons, Wizards and Fairies 40MarchBug Party 54 AprilDinosaur Party 68MayMexican Fiesta 82JuneParty in My Garden 96 JulyParty at Sea 110AugustSpace Extravaganza 124SeptemberA Walk in the Woods Picnic 138OctoberHarvest Potluck 154NovemberBook Party 168DecemberRoyal Costume Ball 184CakesApple Spice Bundt Cake 34Dark Chocolate Cherry Cake 50Coconut Bundt Cake 78Strawberry Shortcake 92Petit Fours 106Lemon Poppy Seed Cake 120Mini Lemon Cheesecake 134Black Bottom Cake 164More CakesWhite Cake 202Chocolate Cake with Blueberry Icing 204Siobhan's Carrot Cake 206Ice Cream Cake 208Summer Birthday Upside-Down Cake 210Cardamom Cake 212Gluten-FreeFlourless Chocolate Cake 180Sweet Potato Cake 196Gluten- and Dairy-FreeChocolate Cupcakes 214Peach or Apricot Upside-Down Cake 216Citrus Coconut Cake 218Coconut Cake 220Gluten-Free and VeganPuffed Rice Treat Cake 150Carrot Cake 222VeganChocolate Love 224Lemon Cardamom Cupcakes 226Plum Shortcake 228Raw Chocolate Chip Cupcakes 230DecorationsFelt Snowflakes 30Wax Batik Tea Flags 46Fuzzy Bugs 60Dinosaur Chains 74Crepe Paper Flowers 88Flower Place Mats 102Pirate Maps 116Wax Window Stars 130Hanging Leaf Rubbings 146Hanging Hearts 176Shield and Chains 190CrownsFelt Birthday Crowns 234Flower Crowns 236Paper Crowns 238GiftsTeacup Fairy 28Cloak 44Critter Habitat 58Dino Claws 72Finger Puppets 86Felt Flower Garden 100Pirate Hat 114Spaceship Control Panel 128Backpack 142Long Hat 158Winter Warmer 172Table Fort 188Top-to-Bottom Pockets 266iPod Case 268Zipper Bag 270Bound Notebooks 272Custom Bag of Cookies 274Gift Kits 276More GiftsFelt Mermaids 242Mushroom House 244Sweet Pea Babies 246Sweater Doll 248Stuffed Rabbit 252Doll Bassinet 256Wooden Block Houses 258Tutu 260Knit Ribbon Headband 262Bandana Pillow 264Party FavorsLip Balm 32Dragon Tear Necklaces 48Felt-Covered Cans 62Dinosaurs in Eggs 76Hobbyhorse Pencils 90Flower Pens 104Bandanas 119Sammy Dolls 132 Medicine Pouches 148Cornucopias 162 Bookmarks 178Chocolate Spoons 194More FavorsMatchbox Favors 280Walnut Shell Critters 281Dance Scarves 282Wind Wands 283Play Dough 284Lentil-Sprouting Jar 285Bug-Catching Jar 286Seed Jars 287Woods Creatures 288Bug Magnets 289Clothespins 290Hair Clips 290Hair Ties 291Chicks in Eggs 292Memory Cards 294Activities and GamesCork Dolls 31Rainbow Hopping 46Pin the Hat On the Gnome 47Play Dough Bugs 61Making Fossils 75Volcanic Fun 75Red Robin 89Flower Arrangements 103Ocean Globes 117Treasure Hunt 118Bubbles 131Disappearing Trinkets 146Sleeping Bear 147Forest Hunt 147Lantern Procession 160Corn-Husk Puppets 161Book Exchange 176Treasure Chests 177Masquerade Masks 192PiñatasMatryoshka Doll 36Mushroom 52Dragonfly 66Dinosaur Egg 80Traditional 94Cake 108Dolphin 122Rocket Ship 136Sunflower 152Pumpkin 166Moon 182Castle 198Present 310MiscellanyWrapping Ideas 298Basics of Piñata Making 300Party for the Busy Family 304Last-Minute Party Food 306Present Piñata 310Cut-These-Out Invitations 312Behind This Book 316