Category Archives: Vintage Crafts

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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Easter Eggstravaganza: DIY a Vintage, Tissue Tape Egg

It’s time for an annual tradition on Crafts ‘n Coffee – the Easter Eggstravaganza! Over the next week, I’ll be sharing fun and crafty ways to decorate eggs of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam. There’s another tradition that’s part of the Eggstravaganza, … Continue reading

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A little of this & a little of that makes for a Shabby Paper Spring Topiary

This DIY, Shabby Paper Spring Topiary is like a crazy quilt. You’ll use those leftover paper scraps that were just too pretty to toss, along with whatever fancy edge scissors and paper punches you have on hand. Then, add a … Continue reading

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Hop on this tutorial for a Prim, Felted Bunny

It’s March, and time to start thinking about spring things, like flowers, and bunnies and Easter. I plan to feature all of this and more this season on Crafts ‘n Coffee. To start, I’m sharing a sweet & primitive, Felted … Continue reading

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