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Creatives will love The Book People's selection of Christmas craft books. Whether you want to make your own decorations, bake something special for friends and family at a Christmas party or are looking to buy a book for a keen crafter, you'll find it in our selection.

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Christmas Craft

Creatives will love The Book People's selection of Christmas craft books. Whether you want to make your own decorations, bake something special for friends and family at a Christmas party or are looking to buy a book for a keen crafter, you'll find it in our selection.

  • The Repair Shop

    Karen Farrington

    Product Code: RPRS
    Hardback
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    Make do and mend with the experts from the BBC's Repair Shop...

    We all have items in our home that we want to keep forever, no matter how old or broken they may be. From furniture to ceramics and toys, this book finds the experts from the BBC's The Repair Shop sharing their essential advice and top tips for maintaining these treasures.

    It will help you replenish the stuffing in a sofa or teddy bear, prevent leather from cracking and also reveals how to remove annoying water stains from heirloom tables!

    Coinciding with a 30-part series, this book has chapters dedicated to wood, silverware, leather, teddies and toys, metalwork, upholstery, ceramics, painting and clocks.
    • £5.99
    • RRP £14.99
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  • Paint Your Own Christmas Baubles: Set of 3

    Product Code: CN0711
    Other 3 years +
    (2)
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    Festive fun for creative kids comes in the shape of these paint-your-own Christmas baubles. They all have festive illustrations that are just waiting for a personal touch of colour!

    Featuring line artwork of trees, stocking and reindeer (paint these and then the rest of the bauble!), they'll add a delightful dose of home-made art to your Christmas tree this year. They're fun to paint and will be hung up with pride of place.
    Contents: 3 baubles, 6 paints, 1 paintbrush
    Ages 3 plus, adult supervision required

    Box size: 145 x 245mm
    • £3.99
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  • The Essential Guide to Drawing Collection - 5 Books

    Product Code: EGTD
    Collection
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    Five practical and inspirational workbooks to help you hone your drawing skills in areas including perspective and composition, portraits, landscapes, animal and still life.

    These accessible and illustrated books provide step-by-step introductions to their subjects with clear examples of what you should be aiming for - from capturing the likeness of a human being and rendering elements of water, trees and rocks to sketching realistic animals and drawing single objects and themed compositions.

    They are suitable for any level of artist and go through the process of drawing and tackling the subject matter with clarity.
    Format: paperback
    • £7.99
    • RRP £24.95
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  • Knitted Animal Socks and Hats

    Fiona Goble

    Product Code: KASH
    Paperback
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    This book contains 35 animal knitting patterns for hats and socks for all ages.

    The patterns for babies, toddlers and children include teddy bear booties, unicorn socks and a pug hat, while teens and adults will adore the reindeer socks come Christmas.

    All of the patterns are accompanied by simple and straightforward instructions.
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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  • Folded Book Art

    Clare Youngs

    Product Code: FBKA
    Paperback
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    Get creative and recycle your old books into stunning paper crafts using this inspiring book.

    From simple bird designs to botanical lampshades, Clare Young shares a variety of 35 paper projects that range from beginner to advanced level. They all have step-by-step instructions and illustrations to help you get started - all you need is books!

    Examples of projects in chapter one (Folding Books) include a sailor's knot and a shining star, in chapter two (Making Scenes) users can make a fairy tale castle or a tiger in the jungle, and in chapter three (Refashioned Pages) you can transform pages into greeting cards or hanging birds.
    • £4.99
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  • Make Your Own Penguin

    Product Code: CT1001
    Other 8 years +
    (1)
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    Make your own perfectly plush penguin with this easy-to-assemble kit.

    With easy-to-follow instructions, this is a great way for children to embrace their creativity and make something special for the most wonderful time of the year.

    This cool craft kit provides festive fun for creative kids aged 8 and over.

    Ages 8 plus

    Contents: Instructions, pre-cut plush, white thread, needle, stuffing, plastic eyes
    • £3.99
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  • Paint Your Own Snowman and Santa with Lights

    Product Code: CN0710
    Other 3 years +
    (2)
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    Paint your own ceramic Santa and snowman lights with this creative Christmas kit. It will add some home-made joy and style to any display and children will have so much fun painting them!

    After decorating the ornaments using the pots of paint that are also included, your children can switch on the lights and bask in the festive glow.

    Contents: 2 festive ornaments, 6 paints, 2 paintbrushes

    Ages 3 plus. Adult supervision required.

    Box size: 140 x 205mm

    • £3.99
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  • 12-Sheet Floral Gift Wrap and Tag Book

    Product Code: ST2673
    Other
    (5)
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    This beautiful collection of wrapping paper will ensure that your gifts look stylish.

    With 12 sheets of wrapping paper in six different designs, the gift wrap also comes with 12 matching gift tags - all presented in a variety of shapes and sizes.

    Sheet size: 460 x 840mm, Packaging size: 240 x 235mm
    • £4.99
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  • Make Your Own Christmas String Lights

    Product Code: CT1004
    Other 6 years +
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    Light up your Christmas by adding these handmade decorations to your display. There are 12 lights to make and string together and they're sure to delight crafty kids who want to enjoy a creative Christmas!

    Ages 7+
    Contents: instructions, LED string lights, assorted paper strings x 12, balloons, glue.
    Requires 2 x AA batteries (not included)
    Box dimensions: 200mm x 200mm.
    • £4.99
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  • Make Your Own Christmas Hanging Decorations

    Product Code: CT0771
    Other 3 years +
    (3)
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    Festive fun for creative kids comes in the shape of these fantastic felt decorations.

    Complete with easy-to-follow instructions, children can enjoy a craft-filled Christmas as they sew together a felt snowman, reindeer, penguin, elf and even the big man himself - SANTA!

    This set is ideal for children who like to make things and the finished characters could be added to your brilliant decorations.

    Contents: felt, glitter felt, ribbon, pom-poms, thread, needle, cotton stuffing, glitter glue

    Ages 7 plus

    Packaging dimensions: 250 x 180mm

    Please note: adult supervision is required.

    • £3.99
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  • Sue Stratford's Knitted Aviary

    Sue Stratford

    Product Code: AVRY
    Paperback
    (2)
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    Knitting expert Sue Stratford provides you with patterns for 21 feathered friends - from a seagull to a puffin and parakeet to a flamingo!

    This book features beautifully clear colourwork charts to make the patterns easy to follow and all the projects can be completed quickly and easily.

    As well as the birds themselves there are instructions for making a hanging nest, a felt nest box, branches, flowers and leaves so you can display them in style!

    Why should you buy this book? The knitting projects of beautiful birds are fun to knit and make great gifts.
    • £4.99
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  • Kids Christmas Box of 20 Cards to Personalise

    Product Code: ST2727
    Other
    (1)
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    A Book People exclusive, this brilliant box of festive fun is sure to keep creative kids happily entertained for hours on end.

    With 20 greetings cards in 10 designs and plenty of stickers and accessories, it has everything they need to make 20 wonderful Christmas cards for all their friends and family.
    Contents: 20 greetings cards (10 designs), 20 envelopes, 94 festive captions and icons, 18 foiled shapes
    Ages 3 plus
    Box size: 170 x 230mm
    • £5.99
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  • Mindful Crochet

    Emma Leith

    Product Code: CRCH
    Paperback
    (1)
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    Crochet can be a very relaxing hobby and you're sure to find mindfulness when you work your way through the 35 patterns in this craft book.

    With specially designed elements of repetition, colour and texture that will help you relax, refocus and unwind, these projects make stunning additions to your home and beautiful gifts.

    They encourage you to be 'in the moment' as you follow the pattern, keep yarn on the hook, count stitches and use different colours.
    • £4.99
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  • Make Your Own Elf Door

    Product Code: CT1003
    Other 7 years +
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    Are you welcoming an elf into your home this festive season? With pre-cut wooden shapes and assorted paints and stickers, this make-it-yourself door is great fun for children to put together and decorate.

    Once the door is finished and resting against a wall, it will prove inviting to any elf. It's a magical transportation device that will help them find a home on a shelf, in a cupboard or on the sofa as they help the big man prepare for 25 December and keep an eye on children - ensuring they stay off the Naughty List!

    This fantastically festive kit provides children with a creative way of starting the celebrations. Yule love it!

    Ages 7+

    Contents: instructions, 7 pre-cut wooden shapes, assorted paints x 7, paintbrush x 1, stickers x 12, glue.

    Box dimensions: 180mm x 200mm.
    • £3.99
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  • Sew Your Own Snowman Kit

    Product Code: CT1002
    Other 8 years +
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    Sew together a smiling snowman with this Make Your Own Festive Snowman kit.

    It's a creative way of counting down to the big day and once complete, the snowman is sure to take pride of place in any Christmas display.

    The instructions are easy to follow and ideal for any creative child who likes to make things in the countdown to the most wonderful time of the year.
    Ages 8+

    Contents: instructions, plush, yarn, ribbon, stuffing, buttons, plastic eyes, needle.

    Box dimensions: 180mm x 200mm.
    • £3.99
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  • Home Decoration in Crochet

    Tanya Eberhardt

    Product Code: HDIC
    Paperback
    (2)
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    These bright and bold crochet projects are suitable for beginner and advanced crocheters. From drawstring pouches and glass jar covers and lacy blankets to lemon slice rugs, there are so many colourful designs to brighten your home.

    The different levels of difficulty means all skill levels can learn new techniques. They use smooth cotton yarn and include full pattern instructions and charts.

    With inspiring photography, this book will encourage creativity and personalisation within the home. It also includes step-by-step instruction for pouches, poufs and cushions!
    • £4.99
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  • Draw Buildings and Cities in 15 Minutes

    Matthew Brehm

    Product Code: DBAC
    Paperback
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    You don't need to spend so much time on incredible drawings of architecture and landscapes... Matthew Brehm's book is full of tips that will help you sketch urban environments in just 15 minutes.

    The exercises in this book will help you develop the core skills for drawing buildings and cities in a shorter timeframe and there is also advice on playing with proximity and point of view. Matthew even shows you how to capture the unique character of buildings and cities and record details including reflections and shadows.

    This book will build your confidence as it proves anyone can draw - and that good drawings aren't always the ones that you've spent a lot of time over... Some of the best pieces are swift and energetic.
    • £3.99
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  • Birds: The Watercolour Art Pad

    Emma Faull

    Product Code: WATR
    Other
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    Create beautiful avian artworks and enjoy the relaxing practice of watercolour painting with this incredible book.

    Featuring the European goldfinch, a hummingbird and a wren, this book is full of beautiful birds for aspiring artists to paint in watercolour.

    Emma Faul's stunning artworks have been reproduced as outlines on high-quality watercolour paper and this book also contains advice on getting started and mastering a wide range of techniques.

    To get started, simply choose an outline on watercolour paper and pull it out of the book, then follow the artist's step-by-step advice for creating beautiful watercolours and use the gallery of finished artworks as a guide.

    The professional paper will also work beautifully with other media, such as acrylic paint, artists' pencils and art brush or marker pens.
    • £4.99
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  • Festive Finger Print Kit

    Product Code: CT1050
    Other
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    Festive fun with fingerprint painting!

    This creative kit is filled with sweet Christmas illustrations and simple text that encourages children to use their imaginations as they finish the scenes with stamps of paint (fingers, potatoes and more) from the ink pads and their own drawing skills.

    This is a sweet and simple set for children excited about Christmas time.
    • £3.99
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  • 12 Christmas Gift Wrap Sheets and Tags

    Product Code: ST2674
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    Christmas is coming and this collection of matte-finished wrapping paper will ensure that your presents look stylish.

    With 12 sheets of matte wrapping paper in six different designs, the gift wrap also comes with 12 matching gift tags - all presented in a variety of shapes and sizes.

    Matte wrapping paper
    Sheet size: 460 x 840mm, Packaging size: 240 x 235mm
    • £4.99
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    Draw Cats in 15 Minutes

    Product Code: DCTS
    Paperback
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    With their luxurious fur and distinctive markings, you might think that drawing cats is an impossible challenge. Think again! With Draw Cats in 15 Minutes you'll be sketching your favourite feline friend in no time at all.

    Following the formula of the popular Draw Faces in 15 Minutes, the book presents easy-to-follow tutorials that take you from basic drawing techniques every would-be artist needs to know, to capturing the unique qualities that define your cat.

    From understanding a cat's anatomy to how it affects their appearance, rendering their fur in both pencil and charcoal and putting their distinctive character onto page, Draw Cats in 15 Minutes is a book that ensures that anyone who's ever wanted to draw will be able to in no time!
    • £2.99
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  • Knit Your Own Dolls

    Fiona Goble

    Product Code: KYOD
    Paperback
    (4)
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    The 25 knitted doll projects in this book by Fiona Goble are so appealing - and easy to make!

    There are boy, girl and animal dolls to make and a whole range of clothes and accessories and outfits. Other characters to make include Ben the Surfer Dude, Marion the Mermaid or Superhero Stan.

    With 35 patterns to master and easy-to-follow instructions, these handmade projects make great gifts for all ages.

    Please note that the projects in this book use Debblie Bliss Cashmerino yarn, although they can be adapted to use standard DK yarn.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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  • Knit The Nativity

    Jan Messent

    Product Code: KNTV
    Paperback
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    Knit your very own Nativity by following the projects in this crafty Christmas book. It's a scene you will bring out year after year and it's sure to become a firm favourite in your festive display.

    All the materials are simple and inexpensive and the projects include the stable, stars, Mary, Joseph, the baby, a manger and much more. It even includes a yarn wrapping activity for young fingers (making the stable wall) to complete, making it perfect for a family to work on together.

    This book has easy-to-follow instructions and photographs to follow and is suitable for all levels of knitter.
    • £2.99
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  • Star Wars Felties

    Aimee Ray

    Product Code: STWF
    Paperback
    (1)
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    Felting has never been more popular so what better introduction to this cool craft than with the famous characters from a galaxy far, far away?

    This kit includes a book with step-by-step instructions and all the materials and die-cut templates you need to make felt versions of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, Han Solo, Wicket the Ewok, Yoda, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, C-3PO, R2-D2 and Boba Fett.

    The felt is presented in fantastic colours and stuffing and an embroidery needle are also included. We have a good feeling you'll enjoy making these out-of-this-world favourites.
    • £12.99
    • RRP £19.99
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