Sneak Peek

Summer 2016 Issue Sneak Peek

A quick look at the designs featured in our Summer 2016 issue of Craft Ideas!

The Summer 2016 issue has plenty of inspiration to keep you busy during the summer months. Our Vacation Time section has items to make and take to the beach, such as a tote, cover up or a beautiful journal to use to jot down all of your travel memories. Gather sea shells of all shapes and sizes and make a bright frame or preserve them in tinted jars — you’ll love to have these reminders of the hot summer days when winter rolls around.

We included a section of mosaic designs that would be fun to create this summer. If you haven’t dabbled in mosaic crafting, we urge you to give it a try! It’s not as intimidating as it looks, and the results never disappoint. Perhaps painting a beautiful mosaic is more your speed — in that case, check out the faux mosaic box on p. 19.

Like many of our readers, we’re still crazy about Mason jars and love to see new ways to use those glass containers. We also included a section of projects you can make with the kiddos, and there are plenty of red, white and blue ideas for your BBQs.

In addition to the 50+ creative ideas, we’ve gathered 44 prizes from publishers and manufacturers — click on Giveaways for a chance to add more crafty tools or books to your workroom! (Contests will be offered until Aug. 22, 2016.)