Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Warefare by Duct Tape Review & Giveaway

I'm really excited about this review and giveaway that we've got for you today! Have you heard of Warfare by Duct Tape or Jewels by Julia? They're these great e-books with so much information on historically correct duct tape weaponry and jewelry making.
I chose to review The Battle Book and Necklaces e-book. Once I told my little guy that I was going to be making him some cool play weapons, he was SOOOOO excited. We had to go get some supplies, and he couldn't stop talking about them! I had printed off the e-book but hadn't had time to staple it yet. I let him look at the cover while we were at the store and he was begging to look at the rest of the book so he could see the directions. I told him he had to wait until I got home and could staple the book together. I wish you all could have seen how excited he was when I finally stapled the book for him. It was like Christmas morning!
I let him choose what to make first and he immediately chose the sword. He said he didn't want anything else yet, but I chose to do the battle axe also, so that he would have a weapon to battle with daddy or a friend. After he saw how fun they were, he was really glad we made both!
I made a couple changes in supplies.
I used a pool noodle instead of PVC insulation. It's what I had on hand and so far, it's held up well. They've been played with, somewhat roughly, for the last week and they're still doing great.
I also couldn't find the specific foam they mentioned for the battle axe, so this is what I used instead. There are 2 1" sheets in this package and it was about $7 at Wal-Mart.
I don't want to giveaway all their secrets, but here are a few images of the process.

And here is what we wound up with in the end.
 The colors probably aren't historically accurate, but I let Andrew choose them himself. He also helped with the holding and taping. These are going to be so fun for him over the summer! He already has a cardboard/duct tape shield and we have plans to make a helmet or two. So be sure to come back later this week to see what else we create! 
In addition to The Battle Book, I also reviewed the Necklaces e-book.
I've done some jewelry making in the past when I worked at Michaels, but I don't have the necessary supplies to make my own at home. I did, however, look through the book and Julia has some great techniques that I hadn't used before. She makes jewelry making look really easy and attainable! I would love to give some of her cute pieces a try one day when I can afford all the pliers and beads.
Want to win your own copy of one of these great books? Well, they've been nice enough to offer to give 5 Someday Crafts readers the book of their choice from either the Warfare by Duct Tape or Jewels by Julia line. How awesome is that?

Just use the rafflecopter widget below to get entered. This giveaway will be open from Wednesday, June 18th through midnight on June 25th, 2013.

If you don't want to wait until the giveaway to get your hands on a copy, you can use the code "someday20" at checkout to get 20% off all books from either Warfare by Duct Tape or Jewels by Julia. This code will be good through July 10th, 2013.


  1. Would love the beaded bracelets book!

    Samantha D

  2. What fun! How my grandsons would love the weaponry! :-) And so much safer than sticks and stones. lol

  3. How can you choose?? They are all so cool! But I suppose I'd choose the Knight book. :-)

  4. Gotta go with the warefare book! My little ones would love that.

  5. Both look super cool so it's hard to choose. I think since we homeschool and will be studying the Renaissance era next year, I'd start with Warfare by Duct Tape.

  6. My boys would have way to much fun with the battle book!

  7. How nice of the sponsors to give away these ebooks - I just started making jewelry, so I could use the jewelry book for sure! Thanks for the chance!

    Carmen L

  8. Warfare. genius. Can't wait to win.

  9. My sons love creating with paper and tape. The warfare book would really take their creativity up a notch!

  10. I'd love to create some new jewellery

  11. Hmm, they both look fantastic! I would choose the warfare by duct tape but I think I will have to buy the jewelry one also, lol.


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