{Tinkered Treasures} Book Review & Giveaway!

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If you’re dreaming of a magical wedding day filled with vintage charm and sweet surprises, be sure to grab a copy of Tinkered Treasures by Elyse Major! This lovely book is brimming over with ideas including more than 35 handmade projects that will add a touch of whimsy to your wedding celebrations and beyond. I’ve long been a fan of Elyse’s charming blog, also called Tinkered Treasures, and was thrilled when I received a copy from Cico Books to review. The official release date for the book is February 14th, but if you can’t wait till then don’t fret, I’m giving away a copy of the book here on the DIY Weddings blog! Simply leave a comment in this post by midnight CST on Monday, February 11th, 2013 for your chance to win!

In the meantime, here are some snippets from the book to inspire and delight you!

Tinkered Treasures Clothespins

I can think of so many uses for these pretty little paper-covered wooden clothespins found in Chapter 1: Tinkering Sundries! Attach magnets to the back for favors, use them to string photos, bunting, or even escort cards at showers and receptions. Or clip them to the top of trinket or candy-filled bags to secure them.

Tinkered Treasures Cupcake Flags & Bunting

Chapter 2: Tinkering Supplies, offers wonderful ways to elevate practical objects like ceramic tiles, magnets, shipping tags, or even the humble toothpick, as in the cupcake flags and bunting shown above. You’ll never look at the office supply store, home improvement center, or even the baking aisle the same way again!

Tinkered Treasures Hanging Spice Jars

Go eco-chic with the fun ideas in Chapter 3: Tinkering Recyclables. Discarded glass spice jars become objects of beauty with a bit of pretty paper, some wire, and a few posies. Tin cans are transformed into pretty containers, and paper lunch bags become stylish favors for your guests.

Tinkered Treasures Journal Cover

Chapter 4: Tinkering Bits & Bobs, shares how to turn all those lovely little scraps we stash away into fanciful journals, fabric garlands, bunting, bookmarks, and loads of other embellished accessories.

Tinkered Treasures Book Cover


As a little girl, I loved pretty little bits and pieces, and I still remember the small boxes I used to gather my treasures, and the many happy hours I spent sifting through them and arranging them. Reading Tinkered Treasures is like opening up those boxes all over again and rediscovering the magic and delight that everyday objects can hold. I’m so happy to share this wonderful book with all the readers here at DIY Weddings, and I know you’ll love it as much as I do! Be sure to leave your comment on this post for your chance to win a copy of Tinkered Treasures. Best wishes to all the entrants, and many thanks to Elyse Major and Cico Books for this lovely read!

Tinkered Treasures by Elyse Major is published by Cico Books at £12.99 and is available from www.cicobooks.com






  1. Kaitlin Boles says

    Looks like there are alot of neat ideas in this book! Definitely would come in handy with my wedding planning! Thank you for an awesome giveaway! Good luck to everyone who enters!

  2. ColleenB. says

    From the looks of it, looks like a pretty awesome book;filled with many wonderful projects.
    Thank you

  3. Penny says

    I have a friend getting married soon… we love handmade and vintage inspired so I hope I win.
    Thanks for the giveaway and Blessings to All!

  4. Jaan L of Tx says

    I still have little trinket boxes that I keep odd things that I have collected. Love going through my little boxes to see what I have. Thanks.

  5. Honora says

    I too am a collector and lover of things! This book looks very inspirational. I might just have to open up my boxes of treasures and play.

  6. karen b says

    What a wonderful book. I have many treasures and I love to tinker, so I would love a chance to win this. Thank you.

  7. Cassidy says

    This looks like a sweet, inspirational book. I am a lover of treasures. I have many vintage buttons, fabric scraps, trims, laces etc.! This book looks like it could help me find ways to use these trinkets! Thanks!

  8. Kathy says

    From what you discussed its full of great projects – and cute way to display a book without showing everything. Can you include those trays too?

  9. says

    Elyse takes the ordinary, every day stuff that we throw in the recycle bin and makes something absolutely adorable out of it. I find her to be a real treasure and I’d love to win her book.

  10. says

    So cool that I found this!! I am in the becoming stages of planning my very own, handmade, charming, little, budget friendly, wedding! I love all things vintage and am actually thinking of the Colorado mint and coral. I think I’d love this book!! :)

  11. says

    So glad you are doing a giveaway, this book is right up my alley when it ocmes to crafting, moving and living in a new apartment I’d love to have a copy to use it to decorate! :) Thank you!

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