I was very excited to receive this book to review! I love (and I mean LOVE) craft books that have an extra fun "twist". The "twist" with this book is that there are loads of punch-outs. I was going to use my Cricut to make my own gift tags but after receiving this book I plan to use these:
During the holidays I usually make several gift baskets. Holiday gift baskets are perfect for teachers, co-workers, and friends. I often mix both store bought and homemade baked goodies. The book provides little gift box punch outs that are the perfect fit for chocolate bars. I bought several chocolate bars that I plan to wrap with these little gift boxes and add to them to my holiday gift baskets.
If you love punch-outs like I do; you will love this book! Beyond the gift tags, gift labels, gift boxes that I have already shown. There are recipe cards, napkin holders, gingerbread patterns, wildlife stencils, Santa disguises, skeleton keys, place setting cards, I.O.U coupons, poinsettias, bird ornaments, and so much more. Here is a picture of the bird ornaments. I am not sure if I will use them as ornaments but I adore the birds.
Book: Country Living Deck the Halls (October 2012, Hearst, 9781588169235)
About the Author: Author Katy McColl is the former Executive Editor of O at Home and Country Living. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Travel & Leisure, CBS Moneywatch.com, Best Life, Page Six Magazine,, Blueprint, InStyle Home, and other publications.
Disclosure: I received the book Deck the Halls free, in exchange for my honest opinion of the book. My thoughts and opinions of the book are my own.