We are excited about Shane Powers book Bring the Outdoors In, which goes on sale today. You may have caught a sneak peek at the book in our February issue, where Shane showed us how to make the beautiful framed pressed botanicals that appear on the cover. The book contains 20 craft projects with a decidedly modern approach to bringing nature into your home. The ideas have a great range (from live plants and cuttings, to dried and pressed botanicals) and do not require a proficiency in gardening. Each project has step by step instruction and great basic care information. It is beautifully photographed by Gentl and Hyers in a variety of locations, giving you styling and decorating inspiration as well. As a close friend and colleague of Shane's for many years I know how much time, care and creativity was poured into this book. Congratulations Shane!
How-to for pressed botanicals on cover
Waterproof fabric vase - a quick sewing project
I love how modern this dried garland feels - and it is easy to achieve with a needle and thread