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Tinkering – Seaside Style!


Following her first highly acclaimed book, Tinkered Treasures, local author (and Kidoinfo contributor) and mom, Elyse Major has followed up with another winning collection of adorable craft projects in her new book, Seaside Tinkered Treasures.  Living so close to the beach here in Rhode Island, our family is hard pressed to resist a good beach find, often bringing home ALL of our found sandy shells, sea glass and dead crustaceans.  What to do with all of these treasures is a recurring question in our house.  In Seaside Tinkered Treasures, there are lots of wonderful ideas to fancy up such finds and make beachy themed crafts for children and adults alike.


“There are so many projects I want to do” was the response from the official book reviewer in our house, Chloe, aged 6. We have decided to make the wreath for our front door first by re-purposing an old, lifeless wreath we already have. Elyse presents her wreath in a lovely aqua color adorned with glass, shells and starfish. The projects in the book range from really easy and great for young kids to more advanced and suitable for older children and adults.  I really liked the way the projects fancify everyday things which I have rather a fondness for saving, ah hem, tin cans.  Definitely going to try the salt hurricane jar as an affordable and personal teacher gift too!


I thoroughly enjoyed this book from it’s beautiful photography to inspirational ideas. Seaside Tinkered Treasures makes a great holiday gift and can be purchased locally at the following stores:

Beach House, Newport, RI
Bank Square Books, Mystic, CT
Barnes & Noble, Smithfield, RI
Barrington Books, Barrington, RI
Curiosity & Mischief, Narragansett, RI
Kreatelier, Hope Street, Providence, RI
Sea Rose Cottage, Bristol, RI

Elyse can also be found in person presenting a Halloween project and signing her book at Barnes & Noble, Smithfield, RI on Saturday October 25 11am-2pm.  Further information about upcoming events can be found HERE.

For more information about Elyse’s books, tinkering and general fabulousness, check out the Tinkered Treasures Blog.
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