Somehow, the Crafts Gene wasn’t turned on when I was born. Whenever The Mister and I are in an antique mall, I always go scouting for vintage patterns and cookbooks. Occasionally, craft magazines will be nearby. I fondle them but I haven’t gotten up the nerve to buy them…yet. I recognize many of the activities in the magazines from my maternal step-grandmother’s projects. It seems to me that a big part of making a 1950s home is creating fun crafts to decorate tables, walls, and beds.
Here then are three vintage-inspired crafts for those of us in The States to make this July 4th weekend to celebrate Independence Day:
Chenille figures were popular in the 1930s and 40s. Martin (Kindergarten teacher) and Scott have created this adorable tutorial (and include a PDF for the face images) for how to make these patriotic chenille dolls. By the way, they have several other cute crafts there, too.
What do you tell the kids when you live in an area where fireworks–even sparklers–are illegal? The confetti launcher still enables them to have a shower of sparkly stuff (and there are not dangers of getting burned, either).
Carla has created a collection of vintage inspired July 4th clip art that would be perfect to use in a scrapbook, pasted onto paper fans (it gets hot outside!), or as place card decorations.
Do you have a favorite vintage-inspired crafting project that you will be doing this weekend?
To your fabulous Technicolor life!