Category Archives: Vintage Crafts

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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Two dozen more ways to decorate Easter Eggs (& a winner & a surprise)

I had so much fun with this year’s Eggstravaganza that I’m already hatching plans for next year’s Eggstravaganza! If you’ve not yet found the perfect Easter egg craft, I’ve shared links below to many more creative ways to decorate Easter … Continue reading

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Easter Eggstravaganza: French Post Eggs in a chicken wire cloche

I marvel at how creativity transforms unexpected craft materials, like chicken wire, into something beautiful. Rebekah Meier works her magic to turn a length of chicken wire into a country style cloche, and that’s not all. Nestled inside the cloche … Continue reading

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Easter Eggstravaganza: How to make an Easter Egg Shadow Box

I love the fact that Eggstravaganza Week lets me showcase so many different ways to decorate Easter eggs, like this Easter Egg Shadow Box. This Easter Egg Shadow Box has a folk art style and vintage flair, and is a … Continue reading

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Easter Eggstravaganza: DIY natural Butterfly Eggs

If you’re looking to make spring eggs that don’t scream “Easter” in bright, vivid colors, take a look at Rebekah Meier’s Butterfly Eggs. These butterfly beauties are soft and subtle, and you could easily display Nature’s Butterfly Eggs year-round. Thank … Continue reading

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