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Sample Projects

Planted Chandelier

Planted Chandelier

Found materials and small trailing succulents can be combined to make a charming chandelier.

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Meet the Author

Hey there, can you introduce yourself?

Medium becky

I grew up in Nevada City, California. A childhood spent amongst the trees, mountains and rivers instilled a love of all things natural. I studied photography at the California College of Arts in the San Francisco Bay Area. My photographs have appeared in magazines, books and exhibitions in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Today, I continue to draw inspiration from the natural world in my work as a photographer, stylist and designer. I split my time between the Bay Area and the Sierra Nevada Foothills of California.


Tell us a bit about the book?

Plant Craft features projects inspired by the natural world and made out of live plants, cut flowers, foraged branches, and more. You’ll learn how to create a colorful floral mural, an elegant table centerpiece, a serene underwater sculpture, a whimsical mobile, and more. The step-by-step instructions are clear, easy to follow, and fully illustrated with color photographs, and the projects vary in difficulty. Given the right care, they all have the potential to grace a home for a long time.


What was the inspiration behind it?

All through university I worked in flower shops and floral design. After graduation, while assisting professional photographers I often took on an extra job styling and merchandising at a plant nursery. I felt like the book was a coming together of my interested in botanical art, floral design, gardening and photography. Indoor garden projects were also the perfect thing to work on while living in a city, where I did not have access to an outdoor space to garden.


Which is your favourite project?

So tough to pick one, but at this time of year I love the threaded manzanita wreath, which makes the perfect little gift to give a hostess while heading to all of the holiday parties.


What is your craft space like?

I like to keep things fairly clean and orderly so I can focus my attention on what I am working on at the moment.


Have you always been creative?

Yes, from sewing, to cooking to gardening, I have always loved to create.


When did you first start crafting?

Throughout my childhood I would help my mother in the garden and often spend my summer mornings gathering flowers for bouquets I would bring to the local farmer's market to sell.


Who are your crafty heroes?

I often find inspiration in artists and few of my favorites are: Andy Goldsworthy, Tara Donovan, Jim Hodges and Cornelia Parker. Lately I have been loving the writing of Lousia Jones on gardens and landscape design.


Where do you find inspiration?

I look to the natural world, history and art for inspiration.


What's next for you?

I finally have bit of outdoor space and am sinking my hands into some outdoor gardening!

Publisher's Description

Discover the simple beauty of adding natural style to a space!   Not everyone has a garden—but with only a handful of materials and a little bit of time, everyone can bring the beauty of nature into their home. Plant Craft features projects inspired by the natural world and made out of live plants, cut flowers, foraged branches, and more. You’ll learn how to create a colorful floral mural, an elegant table centerpiece, a serene underwater sculpture, a whimsical mobile, and more. The step-by-step instructions are clear, easy to follow, and fully illustrated with color photographs, and the projects vary in difficulty. Given the right care, they all have the potential to grace a home for a long time.  

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