The New Christmas Tree: 24 Dazzling Trees and Over 100 Handcrafted Projects for an Inspired Holiday

About the Author

Carrie Brown is the author of The New Christmas Tree and the owner of the acclaimed Jimtown Store in Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley. She has celebrated every December for the past 23 years by decorating uncommon Christmas trees for the store, her home, and her clients. Feature articles on Carrie’s decorating style and recipes have appeared in Martha Stewart Living, House Beautiful, Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Food & Wine, Country Home, and Sunset. Her kitchen design and store were featured on Food Network’s Ultimate Kitchens and HGTV’s Country at Home. She is the coauthor of The Jimtown Store Cookbook and frequently works as a stylist for books, print, and other media.

The New Christmas Tree: 24 Dazzling Trees and Over 100 Handcrafted Projects for an Inspired Holiday

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Carrie Brown
This Christmas, consider everyday objects from a new point of view, embrace a fresh color palette, or give your children’s handmade ornaments or special family heirlooms a new life. The inspiration is endless here, with one-of-a-kind trees that celebrate food, nature, fashion, folk art, typography, color, and art history. This book contains step-by-step instructions for easily replicating each spectacular design, crafting coordinating ornaments, garlands, and toppers, and also includes advice on selecting the right tree, choosing lights, and more. Whether you have space for a towering fir or a sweet tabletop creation, whether your taste skews modern or traditional, quirky or sophisticated, there’s something for everyone!
  • Hardcover
  • 296 pages


Editorial Reviews

“A treasure trove of ideas for those looking to add a creative twist to their holiday cheer. Highlights include the paper white tree, inspired by the cut-paper banners in Mexico, the pin tree, which turns pincushions into ornaments, and the copper and cork tree, wrapped in wine-cork garlands. Brown includes directions on what to collect (such as the lights) and what to make; the latter includes everything from simple marshmallow garlands for a Hansel and Gretel tree to quilled paper birds on the birdland tree. There’s no shortage of clever ideas, especially for those who’d like to produce ornaments without much fuss. Brown is at her best in suggesting simple crafts that will make an impressive statement.” —Publishers Weekly

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