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Wise Craft by Blair Stocker is a craft book all about the handmade life, turning old things into special new objects to enhance the home. Wise Craft is based on the popular blog of the same name. Instead of throwing away old shirts and boring dishes, Author Blair Stocker teaches how to remake them.

What I loved about Wise Craft is that it is divided into 4 seasonal chapters, with crafts that reflect the different seasons and holidays. There are 60 total projects in this book and over 180 pages. I love a good, thick craft book. My favorite chapter is of course the Fall chapter because I love any Autumn themed projects. All of the 4 chapters are full of handmade goodness, with lots of recycling/restyled tutorials.

Although there aren’t step-by-step pictures, I think the photography in the book is extremely well styled. While step-by-step photos are always nice, I think Blair does a good job of explaining the tutorials without them.

This book is definitely going in my stash of craft books to keep. If you want to win a copy of Wise Craft, please leave me a comment with your name and email!

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106 Comments so far

  1. Kim Armstong on July 1, 2014 8:45 am

    I would love to receive a free Wise Craft book I love to do crafts and reused old things.. Thank you for the opportunity to apply

  2. Sam on July 1, 2014 8:45 am

    I love the idea of adding these special treasures and am anxious to share the book/ideas with my friend has has just opened a booth with the coolest “recovered” old treasures EVER~!!!! :)

  3. Kim Armstong on July 1, 2014 8:47 am

    The idea of receiving this book is so exciting. I never win anything honestly. And I love crafts thank you

  4. Phyllis C. on July 1, 2014 8:53 am

    Sounds like a great book and one I’d love to own, both as an avid crafter and and as an avid thrift store shopper.

  5. Karin W on July 1, 2014 8:54 am

    Would love to win a copy!
    Karin W

  6. Monica on July 1, 2014 9:01 am

    I have not heard of this book but it seems like it would be right up my alley. Thanks for the review and recommendation! (Entering to win… Monica at lobenmon@gmail.com.)

  7. B Morris on July 1, 2014 9:02 am

    Looks like a great book. Am always trying to recycle

  8. Lynne Weinberger on July 1, 2014 9:07 am

    Two of my favorite things – thrifting and crafting – rolled into one book….how perfect!

  9. Stacy Hinojos on July 1, 2014 9:20 am

    This book would be so much fun!

  10. JENNA on July 1, 2014 9:27 am

    Me me me! Mine mine mine! Please please please! (Jenna, squeakyarmadillo@gmail.com)

  11. Reba Thigpen on July 1, 2014 9:33 am

    I would love to learn how to do these things.

  12. Meg Karetny on July 1, 2014 9:44 am

    Looks awesome! Thanks for the chance to win it :)

  13. Kimberly on July 1, 2014 9:56 am

    Pick me!!! I would love this book!!!

  14. Eva Rubin on July 1, 2014 10:09 am

    Love watching for and exploring your posts on Facebook. Have found a number of them useful and have forwarded a large number to my niece and Sister-in-law who are both beginning to sew. They are really enjoying your info when I send it to them because they both do not have much time to spend on the computer and learn to sew! (something I have been doing for over 50 years). Thanks again for all your hard work finding the great info for us.

  15. cindy randolph on July 1, 2014 10:24 am

    This sounds like my kind of book. I enjoy giving new life to objects others might throw away.

  16. beverly on July 1, 2014 11:17 am

    I would love this book. I upcycle stuff all the time

  17. Meari on July 1, 2014 11:24 am

    I’d love to win a copy!

  18. nicole on July 1, 2014 11:28 am

    my daughter and her friends ‘craft dates’ instead of play dates- this would be SO perfect for them!

  19. Linda Davis Siess on July 1, 2014 11:29 am

    “Wise Craft” looks like a keeper – lots of inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win!

  20. Kay on July 1, 2014 11:31 am

    OH MY…I can think of a dozen things I can do with this book and I would love to have my own copy to share with others in my groups.


  21. Anne Marie on July 1, 2014 11:35 am

    I would love this book.

  22. Robin Christofaro on July 1, 2014 11:39 am

    This looks like a great book. I love to repurpose and reuse! robin(dot)christofaro(at)yahoo(dot)com

  23. Mary Rokisky on July 1, 2014 11:43 am

    Love to have this book. So much fun crafting with thrift store finds.

  24. HawaiianLibrarian on July 1, 2014 11:44 am

    A new book for our crafts collection at the public library would be a great summer lift. Mahalo for the op to win.

  25. Mary Ellen Blacker on July 1, 2014 11:47 am

    I just love to repurpose items.
    Would love to win this book!

  26. Anne Marie on July 1, 2014 11:52 am

    I love thrifting! Would love a look at this book.

  27. Cynthia Wilbanks on July 1, 2014 11:53 am

    I would love some new ideas for re-using “old” items.

  28. Christine B. on July 1, 2014 11:57 am

    This book looks wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win.

  29. Diana on July 1, 2014 12:12 pm

    The book and ideas look awesome !
    Thanks for chance to win ..

  30. Sara on July 1, 2014 12:12 pm

    Thanks for sharing all the great links. I just checked out Wise Craft blog and FB page – I love it.

  31. Debs Herold on July 1, 2014 12:32 pm

    WOW! I sure could use new ideas for all my saved items!y 4 storage buildings are crammed full & I really need some new inspiration to clean them out! It is so hard to throw items out these days!
    Thanks for an opportunity to win this book!

  32. Regina on July 1, 2014 12:48 pm

    Oh this looks great!!!

  33. jane d on July 1, 2014 12:52 pm

    I would to win!

  34. penny C on July 1, 2014 1:16 pm

    this would be something I could use year round to do crafts with my granddaughter

  35. Mandy on July 1, 2014 2:07 pm

    This looks so clever! I would love to win this!

  36. Donna H on July 1, 2014 2:24 pm

    This book looks amazing! Thanks for this great giveaway!!

  37. Karen W. on July 1, 2014 2:26 pm

    Would love to win this for my daughter!

  38. Kathy Kindt on July 1, 2014 2:34 pm

    Wow, I would love to win Wise Craft! Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway.

  39. Cindy S on July 1, 2014 2:40 pm

    I would love fresh ideas for re-purposing items.

  40. cynthia on July 1, 2014 2:57 pm

    Would love to have this book. I love making things out of old stuff and recyclables.

  41. Dee Henderson on July 1, 2014 3:06 pm

    This book would be helpful to my newlywed daughter and all her newlywed/engaged friends!
    They are crafters, thrifters, and fugal! I’d gladly give to her for their craft gatherings!

  42. Shannon Atkins on July 1, 2014 3:09 pm

    Would love to win!

  43. Hadessa Mullane on July 1, 2014 3:29 pm


  44. Andrea B on July 1, 2014 3:33 pm

    Looks like a great addition to any crafters library. alcbrooks at yahoo dot com

  45. Dennis Mullins Sr on July 1, 2014 3:40 pm

    Hi, I would love to win a copy of this book.

  46. nancy widmeier on July 1, 2014 3:55 pm

    I can’t wait to see this book.. It would be awesome if I could win a copy. Thanks for the chance..

  47. Jeri Niksich on July 1, 2014 3:57 pm

    Having 9 grandbabies I would love this book for more ideas

  48. nikkii gere on July 1, 2014 4:10 pm

    always looking for new ways to repurpose items ~ thanx for the giveaway :-)
    nikkii gere

  49. Christine on July 1, 2014 4:14 pm

    This books looks like it has a lot of interesting things inside. I would love to win!

  50. Susan Richardson on July 1, 2014 4:46 pm

    I have been know to reuse many item I find so it would be cool to see what else I could do.

  51. Liz Lumsden on July 1, 2014 5:15 pm

    Liz Lumsden here, puffinliz@yahoo.com

    I would love to win a copy of this book!

  52. joanne carpenter on July 1, 2014 5:29 pm

    It sounds like my kind of book. I’d love to win a copy!

  53. Bonnie on July 1, 2014 6:02 pm

    I’d love to win a copy of this book!

  54. Melissa Spires on July 1, 2014 6:04 pm

    I m new to crafting it’s a wonderful stress reliever! I need all the help I can get though trying to find my talent with so many different failed projects, I take every bit of advice and I admire those who have the natural talent. I would love to win your book!

  55. JesGriffin on July 1, 2014 6:56 pm

    Looks like a MUST HAVE!

  56. Ronda Grose on July 1, 2014 7:13 pm

    I would love to win a copy of this book!

  57. Amy on July 1, 2014 7:21 pm

    Sounds delightful, I would love to have a copy of your book!

  58. Kris Westphal on July 1, 2014 8:08 pm

    Looks like a fun book!

  59. Cindy Dahlgren on July 1, 2014 8:25 pm

    This book is right up my alley. I need to do something with all the treasures I’ve been saving. cdahlgren at live dot com

  60. kim on July 1, 2014 8:46 pm

    I love to thrift shop and then find a perfect home for the found treasure or repurpose it into a new treasure!
    would love this book

  61. Julie on July 1, 2014 9:02 pm

    I would love to win a copy of this book! I love recycling and repurposing everything! I give them away at Christmas and birthdays!

  62. CJ Livingston on July 1, 2014 10:04 pm

    We have a small crafting/maker Meetup at a community center – I would love to add this book to the small library.

  63. Linda on July 1, 2014 10:22 pm

    Looks like a great book to help me craft with my grandchildren!

  64. Susan on July 1, 2014 10:25 pm

    I love vintage AND thrift shopping… this book seems to be a source to give me even more ideas! thanks for the giveaway.

  65. Judy Cornell on July 1, 2014 10:27 pm

    I love people who inspire creativity through repurposing items. I would love till Erin this and find my own inspiration.

  66. Claudia on July 1, 2014 10:27 pm

    This book looks like it just might have my name on it…Looks GREAT!

  67. Rosalind Berthelot on July 1, 2014 10:58 pm

    This would be wonderful as I am teaching my granddaughter about repurposing.

  68. Theresa on July 1, 2014 11:21 pm

    I would love to win a copy of the book. Thanks for the chance.

  69. shai williams on July 2, 2014 12:19 am

    I would love to win a copy!


  70. Linda Tagg on July 2, 2014 12:56 am

    I love upcycling! Thanks for the chance to win this great book

  71. Mints Fung on July 2, 2014 1:19 am

    This sounds like a really neat book. I’d love to have it.

  72. Carmen Lucero on July 2, 2014 2:11 am

    I just saw a fab magazine about repurposing clothing. Since that magazine inspired me to reuse used clothings this book would be great. Thanks for the chance!

    Carmen Lucero
    cal8007 at aol dot com

  73. Renee Richardson on July 2, 2014 3:28 am

    I would love to add this to my collection. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway :)

    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

  74. Debbie on July 2, 2014 4:17 am

    I would also love to win a copy!

  75. Jo Ann on July 2, 2014 7:13 am

    I am always looking for new ideas for old items. Would love to have this book.

  76. Rose on July 2, 2014 8:14 am

    This sounds like a wonderful book and I would love to win it. Thank you for the opportunity!

  77. Lori Cupp on July 2, 2014 8:18 am

    Looks like a great book to have around!

  78. Alice Clark on July 2, 2014 8:33 am

    This book sounds wonderful — I’m sure I’d leave it out and open most of the time! Seasonal crafts using items on hand is just my thing!

  79. Lily on July 2, 2014 8:43 am

    I would love to win a copy!

  80. Alisha on July 2, 2014 9:56 am

    My mum loves to recycle. It would be an ideal gift for her.

  81. Terry on July 2, 2014 10:12 am

    I love upcycling, and would love to win this book! Thanks!!

  82. Marilyn (Merry) Fenton on July 2, 2014 10:20 am

    I love recycled crafting. I’m not putting my email in the comment because it’s listed when I post in the background. I’m wahoomerryf on Ravelry though.

  83. Stephanie on July 2, 2014 10:34 am

    I love books! thanks for the chance!

  84. Brooke on July 2, 2014 1:53 pm

    My world is revamping the old to the new, with three kiddos I need to save money as much as possible but don’t want to lose the flair of having “new” things :) Brooke H brookefo@gmail.com

  85. Kelly on July 2, 2014 1:54 pm

    This book looks awesome! Kelly Caufield kmcaufield@gmail.com

  86. Raea on July 2, 2014 2:36 pm

    would love the book, very crafty but helps to have ideas to get my creativity flowing. Thanks for the chance.

  87. SusanM on July 2, 2014 3:02 pm

    Wow, a girl could learn a lot from a book like this! Thank you for a chance to win.

  88. Nikki on July 2, 2014 3:46 pm

    Would love to win this!!

  89. Sandra Weinrauch on July 2, 2014 8:21 pm

    Sounds like a very inspiring book! Would love to add it to my library.

  90. Barbara Moore on July 2, 2014 10:24 pm

    I would love to win the book “Wise Craft”. Redo, Reuse, Repurpose is a great philosophy to live by, and I try to do my part. I love to make Art and to do Crafts. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to win this book.

  91. Rebecca on July 2, 2014 11:17 pm

    Looks like a great book!

  92. Deanna on July 3, 2014 12:26 am

    Ideas for up-cycling and using up scraps are great.

  93. Shelly on July 3, 2014 2:41 am

    How wonderful, making something new out of something old.

  94. J. Pario on July 3, 2014 2:24 pm

    This one is SO up my alley! It would find it’s way into many a blogpost!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    J. Pario

  95. Chantel Lee on July 3, 2014 9:15 pm

    Looks great! I’d love this book.

  96. Rebecca Van Horn on July 3, 2014 9:36 pm

    Wow – I’d love this book!

  97. Christy Bickett on July 4, 2014 1:36 pm

    Looks great. Thanks for the opportunity to win the free book!

  98. Susan M J on July 4, 2014 9:32 pm

    Wise Crafts is the Name of my Craft room wish I could Pic Id show you — on the Door. Hubby added that 20++ yrs ago as Im a collector / hoarder Im glad to say. Love to WIN !! this Book. Yhanks

    Susan M J susanmjensen27@gmail.com

  99. Carmen N on July 5, 2014 2:53 pm

    This book is my current wish list; thanks for the chance to win!

  100. thia Beniash on July 5, 2014 11:46 pm

    This sounds like such an inspiring book! I love to create with older things. I don’t like to throw anything away that could be salvaged into something special. Photothia At Yahoo

  101. Lee on July 6, 2014 11:08 am

    This book looks like a lot of fun! thank you!

  102. Tracey on July 6, 2014 11:21 am

    I am always looking for ideas for making things out of what I have laying around and boy do I have lots of stuff lying around!

  103. Amy on July 8, 2014 10:01 am

    I have so many interesting things in this house
    We bought, the people left so much behind
    And your book looks like it has the right ideas for

  104. Mary Rose on July 8, 2014 2:08 pm

    I would so love to have a copy of your book

  105. Angela W. on July 9, 2014 6:58 pm

    I like shopping thrift stores accent my home on a budget

  106. Barb on July 16, 2014 7:48 am

    I love reuse projects for Girl Scouts!

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