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DIY - Do it Yourself. Books against Boredom

Games, cooking, crafts, gardening – the global lockdown has let loose a wave of creativity, driving publishers to get creative, too. Discover a colourful and eclectic mix of ideas to beat the boredom.

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99-harmlose-fragen

99 harmlose Fragen (99 Innocent Questions)

For Surprising Conversations between Parents & Kids

Which monster is the scariest and why? Should children be allowed to vote? Where do feelings come from in the...

Which monster is the scariest and why? Should children be allowed to vote? Where do feelings come from in the body? How long is now? Often the right question is all we need to start an exciting conversation – and TV presenter and author Ralph Caspers has heaps of them up his sleeve. The creative ideas in this book are the perfect catalysts for conversations on equal footing. The topics cover a broad spectrum from the natural sciences and philosophy to seemingly everyday things – and without being overwhelming. Ralph Caspers also provides amazing facts and interesting background knowledge for all 99 questions. This book guarantees many entertaining and thought-provoking hours together!

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Topic:
Guide
ISBN:
978-3-411-74272-1
Author:
Ralph Caspers
Pages:
208
seventyseven tolle sachen

77 tolle Sachen machen (Make 77 Cool Things)

The big book of ideas for inside & outdoors

Never be bored again! Whether it's cardboard buildings, 3D drawings, marble racetracks, or toilet roll monsters – this book offers...

Never be bored again! Whether it's cardboard buildings, 3D drawings, marble racetracks, or toilet roll monsters – this book offers 77 playful and easy activity ideas for children between the ages of two and twelve. Divided into the categories Playing, Painting, Crafting, and Building, these activities place no limits on the imagination. Play outside or inside, alone or in pairs, for children's birthdays, family afternoons, or a free moment at your home office. The best thing about it: no special materials or preparations are needed, as most things can be found in every household.

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ISBN:
978-3-96238-269-8
Author:
Tatiana Morlock, Anita Ortega
Pages:
168
Price:
€ 15.00
Germanische Spiele

Germanische Spiele (Germanic Games)

This book lets you explore the world of the Vikings and Germanic tribes by means of board games, dice games,...

This book lets you explore the world of the Vikings and Germanic tribes by means of board games, dice games, ball games, and competitive games. Games and other leisure activities tell us more about a society than dry historical facts, because their culture becomes more tangible when you’re able to experience it through playing. Most of all, the games are fun! Medieval games like tafl, halatafl, trictrac, bell & hammer, and kubb are exciting, sometimes quite demanding, sometimes just silly – but they always guarantee enjoyable afternoons and evenings, even for today's kids. And you won't lose your house and home on a bet, as sometimes would happen with the Germanic tribes.

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ISBN:
978-3-95540-275-4
Author:
Gisela Muhr
Pages:
128
Price:
€ 6.95
Bushcraft for Family

Bushcraft for Family

Gemeinsam in die Wildnis

Bushcraft is a growing trend: more and more people find inspiration in the experience of being out and about in...

Bushcraft is a growing trend: more and more people find inspiration in the experience of being out and about in nature with as little equipment as possible. The focus is on an intense and at the same time sustainable experience with and in nature. But bushcraft is also an exciting and enlightening leisure activity for families. This is the first book on the subject for the whole family. It is aimed at beginners with children who want to tackle the wilderness adventure together. Besides basic information on preparation and how to behave in nature, the book demonstrates how to build tools and shelters with simple means, in order to experience nature in a unique and sustainable way.

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ISBN:
978-3-96846-033-8
Author:
Martin Gebhardt
Pages:
104
Price:
€ 14.00
Zieh den Stecker

Zieh den Stecker! (Pull the Plug!)

100 Ideen ohne Bildschirm (100 ideas without a screen)

Out with the digital, in with the analogue! Play, work, experiment, and have fun without a tablet or mobile phone...

Out with the digital, in with the analogue! Play, work, experiment, and have fun without a tablet or mobile phone – all this in one book. Whether games, secret codes, magic tricks, pranks, or riddles, whether alone or in a group, indoors or outdoors, there is something here for everyone, except your devices. 100 highly diverse ideas for every occasion, which are easy to implement and simply explained in photos and step-by-step illustrations. A creative reference book for girls and boys ages 6 and up.

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ISBN:
978-3-8458-4013-0
Author:
Pia Deges , Katja Jäger
Pages:
112
Price:
€ 7.99
DIY Do it yourself

Do it Yourself

Heaps of creativity are crammed into these pages! This explosion of ideas for creative minds offers the 100 most beautiful...

Heaps of creativity are crammed into these pages! This explosion of ideas for creative minds offers the 100 most beautiful craft projects for every season: from colourful and festive decorations to remarkably practical things and individual gifts. Using petals, paint, porcelain, wood and much more, so many creative things can be conjured up – from flower hoops to garden decorations, from hand lettering to origami. A must have for all deco-queens and craft families – easy to recreate with detailed instructions and lots of colour photos.

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ISBN:
978-3-96093-644-2
Author:
Karin Heimberger-Preisler
Pages:
240
Price:
€ 19.99
wohn-dich-gluecklich

Wohn Dich glücklich! (Live Yourself Happy!)

Neue Ideen für Haus und Herz (New Ideas for Home and Heart)

If you want to live in a beautiful home, but don't know where to begin, this book is the perfect...

If you want to live in a beautiful home, but don't know where to begin, this book is the perfect place to start. Interior design expert Martina Goernemann provides practical DIY ideas for every room size and every budget, as well as clear interior design rules that make living easier. There are suggestions on how to set up a work corner in even the smallest bedroom, how to integrate a place for guests in your living room, or how to turn a spare, damp room into a cosy hangout. An entertaining read with many useful tips and inspiring photos.

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ISBN:
978-3-8094-4185-4
Author:
Martina Goernemann , Sonia Folkmann
Pages:
128
Price:
€ 9.99
Outdoor DIY Projekte

Outdoor DIY Projekte (Outdoor DIY Projects)

With Everyday Building Supplies

There are many cool outdoor projects – but none just with DIY materials. Whether copper pipes, ropes, boards, or pallets,...

There are many cool outdoor projects – but none just with DIY materials. Whether copper pipes, ropes, boards, or pallets, everyone will find something here. How about a trendy pallet bar in black? A drinks cooler with a concrete look? Or would you prefer a hammock made of outdoor carpets? The author of the Alles Paletti bestsellers has put together a great selection of small and large furniture, privacy screen solutions, and decorative objects for garden, terrace, and balcony – with simple step-by-step instructions and professional tips. So order the book and head to the DIY store!

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ISBN:
978-3-7724-4520-0
Author:
Claudia Guther
Pages:
128
Price:
€ 18.00
Craftwerk

Craftwerk (Craftwork)

Kreative Bastelideen für DIY und Upcycling

40 genuine highlights for DIY design fans. Gabriele Chomrak proves that sustainability, upcycling, and good design can go together. Everyday...

40 genuine highlights for DIY design fans. Gabriele Chomrak proves that sustainability, upcycling, and good design can go together. Everyday materials such as packaging tape, garden hoses, or video cassettes are turned into extraordinary interior one-offs that will delight even discerning DIY fans. Chomrak playfully combines understated, modern design with the latest interior trends such as Japandi, Ethno, or Scandi, resulting in unique and timeless statements. To-do photos and step-by-step instructions not only help beginners with implementation, they also provide a lot of latitude for your own ideas.

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ISBN:
978-3-95453-206-3
Author:
Gabriele Chomrak
Pages:
168
Price:
€ 22.00
Dekoideen für meinen Balkon

Deko-Ideen für meinen Balkon (Decorative Ideas for My Balcony)

Put an end to dreary balconies! With this book, you can transform your balcony into a feel-good oasis to relax...

Put an end to dreary balconies! With this book, you can transform your balcony into a feel-good oasis to relax and unwind. Whether planters, fairy lights, wall decorations, table decorations, or wind chimes – get inspiration to turn your balcony into something extraordinary. The DIY ideas can be implemented quickly and combined in different ways. The four themed worlds Aloha, 1001 Nights, Holiday in the Mountains, and Sound of the Sea will cure any yearnings for faraway places. Perfect for nurturing positivity, kicking back, and enjoying time on the balcony.

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ISBN:
978-3-7724-4544-6
Author:
Franziska Richter Pröls, Antonia, Antonia Pröls
Pages:
128
Price:
€ 15.00
Das große Buch der Selbstversorgung GU

Das große GU Buch Selbstversorgung (The Big GU Self-Sufficiency Book)

Is there anything better than fruit, vegetables, and herbs from your own garden? Home-grown strawberries and tomatoes taste like they...

Is there anything better than fruit, vegetables, and herbs from your own garden? Home-grown strawberries and tomatoes taste like they should again. Plus, unsprayed and freshly harvested, they are also much healthier. Learn how kitchen gardening can be really fun! This definitive guide to self-sufficiency teaches you everything you need to know about growing edible plants. It combines old gardening knowledge with modern approaches, guides readers through the seasons, and provides myriad tips on how to garden organically and sustainably.

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ISBN:
978-3-8338-7484-0
Author:
Renate Hudak Harazim, Harald, Harald Harazim
Pages:
312
Price:
€ 20.00
Ernteglueck auch ohne Garten

Ernteglück auch ohne Garten (Harvesting without a Garden)

Thanks to kitchen garden boxes, vertical plant elements, mobile flowering beds, and cultivation on straw bales, almost any unused space...

Thanks to kitchen garden boxes, vertical plant elements, mobile flowering beds, and cultivation on straw bales, almost any unused space – no matter how small or urban – can be transformed into a green paradise. This book shows how even beginners can build the different structures themselves and which types and varieties of vegetables are best suited for cultivation in boxes, crates, and other gardening elements. Cultivation plans for mini-mixed plots and more ensure maximum crop diversity on the smallest of areas.

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ISBN:
978-3-8338-7354-6
Author:
Baumjohann, Dorothea , Michael Breckwoldt
Pages:
144
Price:
€ 17.99
Pappkarton Handle with Care

Pappkarton: Handle with Care (Cardboard Box: Handle with Care)

Cardboard meets imagination. A book about an ordinary cardboard box and what it can become when subject to a cutter,...

Cardboard meets imagination. A book about an ordinary cardboard box and what it can become when subject to a cutter, glue, creativity, and enthusiasm. In fact, the idea for this book began with a cardboard box. Instead of tossing it into the bin, Heike von Schlebrügge started to make the most amazing things out of it and kept notes on her endeavours. The resulting book makes you want to try it all out yourself – a perfect example of how creative upcycling can be. Climate-neutral and printed on 100% recycled paper.

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ISBN:
978-3-87439-939-5
Author:
Heike von Schlebrügge
Pages:
88
Price:
€ 20.00
Was ich an dir liebe

Was ich an Dir liebe (What I Love about You)

25 kreative DIY Projekte aus Papier (25 creative folding and crafting instructions made from paper)

Homemade gifts are unique, individual, and come from the heart – they are perfect for lovers who want to do...

Homemade gifts are unique, individual, and come from the heart – they are perfect for lovers who want to do something nice for their partners. For such personal gifts, this book offers 25 creative folding and crafting instructions that will definitely inspire you. No need to be an origami artist, because with the help of the extensively illustrated step-by-step instructions, even beginners can easily make their own folded chocolate boxes, decorative garlands, or expandable greeting cards. This way, every Valentine's Day or anniversary will be unique – again and again.

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ISBN:
978-3-7423-1247-1
Author:
Helene Weinold
Pages:
112
Price:
€ 12.99
Multitalent Gouache

Multitalent Gouache (Multi-Purpose Gouache)

Gouache is an all-rounder. Heavily thinned gouache acts almost like watercolour. Used in paste form, the paint is applied in...

Gouache is an all-rounder. Heavily thinned gouache acts almost like watercolour. Used in paste form, the paint is applied in opaque layers with a matt surface reminiscent of pastels. Gouache is water-soluble, forgiving, allows for corrections and reworking, dries quickly, is non-toxic, and inexpensive – ideal for getting started with a new, analogue hobby. Aljoscha Blau, one of the most renowned illustrators in the German-speaking world, gives purchasing and material recommendations, tips for quick success, as well as suggestions for composition, tools and work steps.

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ISBN:
978-3-87439-916-6
Author:
Aljoscha Blau
Pages:
184
Price:
€ 32.00
Linolschnitt

Linolschnitt (Linocut)

Who remembers linoleum? Franz-Josef Bettag, one of the most successful personalities in the German-speaking hobby art scene, revisits this familiar...

Who remembers linoleum? Franz-Josef Bettag, one of the most successful personalities in the German-speaking hobby art scene, revisits this familiar school-day technique and brings it back to us in a modern way. Starting with the basic method, we learn all about tricks like multi-colour printing as well as the different styles and effects. His book is a standard work for beginners as well as advanced students. And with a little practice, you can end up creating great works with extraordinary effects.

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ISBN:
978-3-86230-417-2
Author:
Franz-Josef Bettag , Bernhard Förth
Pages:
112
Price:
€ 19.99
Drainting

Drainting

Die Kunst, Malen und Zeichnen zu verbinden (The art to combine drawing and painting)

Drainting combines two techniques, drawing and painting, to create a presentable picture in the simplest and most promising way. Felix...

Drainting combines two techniques, drawing and painting, to create a presentable picture in the simplest and most promising way. Felix Scheinberger, Professor of Design in Münster, swears by this intuitive combination that brings together the best of both worlds. The pictures get better with practice and the desire to make more of them grows. Whether urban sketching, notepad, comic or illustration, Scheinberger awakens the desire to pick up brush and pen and get started – in short chapters with helpful suggestions and valuable tips.

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ISBN:
978-3-87439-897-8
Author:
Felix Scheinberger
Pages:
160
Price:
€ 32.00
Einfach nachhaltig Naehen

Einfach nachhaltig nähen (Simple, Sustainable Sewing)

Learn to sew sustainably with fabric scraps, old garments, and certified eco-fabrics. With extensive background information, many practical eco-tips, honest...

Learn to sew sustainably with fabric scraps, old garments, and certified eco-fabrics. With extensive background information, many practical eco-tips, honest facts on materials, and exciting supply sources, this book perfectly complements the mindful decision to shape one's life in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way. Slow fashion and upcycling can thus be quickly and easily integrated into everyday life. As the projects are illustrated with many step-by-step instructions, even sewing beginners can get started straight away.

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ISBN:
978-3-96093-721-0
Author:
Petra Wünsche
Pages:
128
Price:
€ 16.99
Leder nähen

Leder nähen (Leather Stitching)

Neue Projekte (New Projects)

Hunter and outdoor professional Carsten Bothe introduces great projects made of leather that can be completed in a reasonable amount...

Hunter and outdoor professional Carsten Bothe introduces great projects made of leather that can be completed in a reasonable amount of time with simple tools, little effort, minimal investment, and some craft skill. With lavishly illustrated step-by-step instructions, he explains the tools, types of leather, stitching tips, as well as leatherworking techniques like hallmarking, dyeing, wet shaping, setting rivets, and much more. The eight projects are presented in detailed step-by-step instructions. An ideal introduction for beginners as well as a source of new inspiration for experienced leatherworkers.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-96664-124-1
Author:
Carsten Bothe
Pages:
112
Price:
€ 12.99
Coole Muetzen stricken

Coole Mützen stricken (Knitting Cool Hats)

Stylishly knitted hats for super mums & dads and cool kids. From colourful and unusual to discreet with sophisticated details,...

Stylishly knitted hats for super mums & dads and cool kids. From colourful and unusual to discreet with sophisticated details, the models offer numerous attractive combinations for the chilly season. To demonstrate family harmony with character, the book includes instructions for colourful family sets that match, but have an individual touch for each family member. Double the fun is guaranteed with the reversible hat models that create a new look in no time.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-8410-6601-5
Author:
Ines Kollwitz
Pages:
64
Price:
€ 12.99