Category Archives: Vintage Crafts

Easter Eggstravaganza: DIY Vintage Glitter Eggs

We can’t have an Eggstravaganza without a little – or a lot of glitter, right? Rebekah Meier lends her pretty, vintage style to these DY Vintage Glittered Easter Eggs. Of course, you can make these eggs in a rainbow of … Continue reading

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More than two dozen creative ways to decorate Easter eggs

It’s Easter Eggstravaganza time! Every year, I have a blast pulling together tutorials for beautifully decorated Easter eggs made with STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam and a sometimes surprising collection of supplies. Through the years, I’ve featured eggs decorated with feathers, buttons, old … Continue reading

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How to make a Springtime, Paper Clay Bunny

My apologies to today’s Springtime, Paper Clay Bunny. He’s part of the new blog header, over on the left-hand side, but an unfortunate crop cut off his cute little head (fortunately, he didn’t suffer the same slight over on Facebook, where … Continue reading

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Feather your springtime nest with this sweet bird’s nest

Let’s give Mother Nature a nudge and bring on a little springtime crafting! Rebekah Meier, a master at mixed media, shares this mixed media craft for spring, which I’m calling a Bird’s Nest Diorama. How clever is it that Rebekah … Continue reading

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Handmade Christmas Ornaments: DIY a Glittering Christmas Ornament

This week we’re celebrating handmade Christmas ornaments on Crafts ‘n Coffee. Every day I’ll have a new tutorial for making Christmas ornaments – six gorgeous, DIY ornaments in all. If you’re like me, and wondering how you’ll squeeze in a … Continue reading

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Craft these pretty, Vintage Felt & Lace Tabletop Trees

This week’s Festival of Trees is almost over. I’ve loved sharing so many DIY Christmas topiaries with you, from the Retro Starburst Christmas Tree to the whimsical forest of Paper Christmas Trees yesterday. Today’s Christmas topiary tree is a sweet, … Continue reading

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How to DIY a retro, starburst holiday tree

It’s glittering, glamorous and totally retro – it’s a DIY Starburst Christmas Tree made with toothpicks and balls of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam. Yes, I said toothpicks! This sparkling, tabletop Christmas tree will take you through the season, including New Year’s … Continue reading

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Pretty paper + washi tape = gorgeous, DIY Vintage Deco Cubes

I know I always say “you can just change this up for your décor”, and I believe it’s true. Just like new paint or countertops (whoever thought mauve was a good idea?) can change the whole look of a room, … Continue reading

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Summertime map craft: Make Vintage Map Deco Cubes

Kathleen George put her vintage maps on display when she made these beautiful, Vintage Map Deco Cubes. If you don’t have vintage maps, Kathleen also shares her technique for antiquing paper, giving a new map a vintage patina. You can … Continue reading

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How to create a Verdi gris finish in an afternoon (instead of years)

Here’s a DIY Button Wreath with a twist – it has a rich, Verdi gris patina that looks like it’s aged for decades. Designer Kathleen George masterfully created this faux finish, and if you follow her tutorial for this Button … Continue reading

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