Music Boxes Crafting Book, Music Box Design Instructions, Making Creative Music Boxes, Handmade Music Box Gifts, How To Book of Music Boxes

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Patterns and instructions for 39 unique music boxes in this hardcover book, Making Marvelous Music Boxes. Make fabulous gifts for the special people in your life, or make these handcrafted creations to sell!

The theme of each design is based on a song title chosen as the musical movement, which of course may be replaced as desired.

Some of the titles are: Carousel Waltz, Let Me Call You Sweetheart, Love Story, Peter Cottontail, Raindrops Keep Falling, Brahms Lullaby, Wind Beneath My Wings, Wedding March, Old MacDonald, Country Roads, Chariots of Fire, How Great Thou Art, Here Comes Santa Claus, Silent Night, Edelweiss, Happy Birthday, My Favorite Things.

Each design features a full color photo of the finished music box, and includes a detailed materials list, any needed patterns or templates, and complete step by step assembly instructions.

General instructions at the front of the book include information about the musical movements, parts, and movement accessories (which are available from craft stores, on-line suppliers, and of course from some Etsy sellers). It also covers crafting techniques used in the projects, and helpful hints to make your project turn out fabulous.

Projects are rated as to skill level, but the author says none are "prohibitive because of skill level".

Title: Making Marvelous Music Boxes
Author: Sharon Ganske

Hard cover book with dust jacket has 128 pgs. and measures 10-1/4" x 8-3/4" x 1/2"

Published in 1996 by Sterling Publishing Co.; price printed on the cover is $24.95

The book is in excellent condition with no tears, creases, stains, or marks except for a neatly stamped name, address and phone no. of a book store on the upper right corner of the title page (the information fits into a space 2-1/4" x 1"). The upper and lower edges of the binding at the spine are lightly rubbed.

Binding is solid, corners are sharp on cover and pages, and page edges are clean and crisp.

The dust cover is creased and starting to tear (1/2") where it wraps around the upper spine, and has been repaired with clear tape. Has a white price sticker on the back.


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