Build a dream-come-true play h...

May 3, 2017 by

A backyard play house A picturebook house where she can go, where nobody ever says ‘No,” a hideaway where she can play,...

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Crafty ways with papier-mache ...

Feb 15, 2017 by

Crafty ways with papier-mache 1. Bathroom brighteners For wastebasket, cut two large oatmeal cartons in half lengthwise. Then fasten...

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Month-by-month calendar icons ...

Jan 1, 2017 by

Here’s a whole year’s worth of cute retro drawings that you can use to make your own calendar — and they come to...

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Fashion angels for yule out of...

Dec 20, 2016 by

You can fashion angels for yule out of paper You can fashion beautiful Christmas angels from papier-mache. You needs lots of...

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Make a welcoming Christmas wre...

Dec 6, 2016 by

The welcoming wreath It invites all callers to come inside and share the Christmas spirit with you The traditional symbol of welcome...

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Make your own gift wrapping ba...

Dec 5, 2016 by

Make your own gift wrapping bags They’re gifts themselves with many “after” uses Have you ever gone through...

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Dazzling, jewel-like Christmas...

Dec 2, 2016 by

Make these for Christmas by Dorothy Lambert Brightbill Start your holiday decorating now by making our dazzling, jewel-like Christmas...

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Wild & wonderful new ways...

Dec 2, 2016 by

Great gift wrap ideas for bulky & odd-shaped kitchen gifts The best way to gift-wrap a bulky or odd-shaped kitchen appliance or...

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How to make pomander balls (19...

Dec 1, 2016 by

How to make fragrant pomander balls Craft your own clove-studded oranges Pomander balls — they have a delightful spicy aroma...

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Creative ways to wrap oddly-sh...

Dec 1, 2016 by

Creative gift wrapping ideas by Mrs CS Stone Skillet Lollipop. Tape lid inverted to skillet and cover with cardboard circle. Pad feet...

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Stage a crafty Christmas clayb...

Nov 25, 2016 by

Christmas claybake In that magical and ever-quickening flurry of days and weeks before Christmas, when lists are drawn up, gifts...

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Turn spray cans into clever Ch...

Nov 25, 2016 by

Stocking stuffers are child’s play These Christmas stocking stuffers decorated by the children for mom and dad show how...

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How to craft clever Christmas ...

Nov 8, 2016 by

So pretty, such fun to do! One of the nicest Christmas customs we know is having both young and old make ornaments for the tree!...

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How to preserve autumn leaves ...

Sep 28, 2016 by

Preserving autumn leaves It is very natural that one should wish to preserve permanently the bright-colored beauty of the leaves of...

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Paint, ink & sketch toys ...

Aug 1, 2016 by

The first Etch A Sketch produced on July 12, 1960. It was a big seller, and over the years, Ohio Art made several other creative,...

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Decorate your home with stenci...

May 13, 2016 by

Stencil it and save by Helene Brown If there’s a room in your home that needs an instant perk-up, try easy stencil decorating...

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Field flower needlepoint (1973...

Apr 17, 2016 by

Fresh field flowers needlepoint design With full-color transfer Charming needlepoint pillow and embroidered picture are both made...

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How to make crafty macrame coa...

Jan 23, 2016 by

Use macrame for coasters by Alice Morrell I wonder if you have ever looked at an ugly glass stain on your furniture and wished that...

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Make your own Christmas trimmi...

Dec 9, 2015 by

Make your own gay trimmings, advises clever El Paso decorator by Bessie Simpson Remember the days when Christmas trimmings were not...

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Bright, breezy easy windows: 1...

Nov 1, 2015 by

Bright, breezy easy windows Chintz curtains, like motherhood, have always been taken for granted as part of the American...

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A DIY picnic set (1955)

Sep 12, 2015 by

Make a picnic table that’s BIG A DIY picnic set Our 3′-by-8′ picnic table is planned for outdoor eating, with lots...

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Collecting spider webs (1955)

Aug 30, 2015 by

Spider webs are amazing creations and fun to collect Watch nature’s most gifted spinners weave. Know a collector’s...

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American heritage: Pieced patc...

Mar 31, 2015 by

American Heritage: Pieced Patchwork Try your hand at these traditional patterns, pride of America’s past and adaptable for many...

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Hatch a happy Easter egg! East...

Mar 28, 2015 by

Hatch a happy Easter egg! Here’s all you need to make these enchanting creatures: poster and spray paints, colored paper,...

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How to make egg shell dolls (1...

Feb 2, 2015 by

Make Easter egg shell dollies by Lina Beard The little eggshell dollies are so bewitching, you will surely want a lot of them to be...

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How to make an imitation feath...

Jan 3, 2015 by

An imitation feather This feather would not of course answer for a dress bonnet, nor for a ball headdress, but it makes a very pretty...

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Antique work basket craft proj...

Jan 1, 2015 by

Work basket, trimmed with ribbon Procure a small basket, of a round or oval shape, with a lid some violet and maize-colored ribbon...

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Terrariums: Gardens under glas...

Aug 4, 2014 by

A terrarium is not only easy and fun to put together, it’s a snap to care for. Here’s how you go about it.

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Build enchanting things with c...

Jun 14, 2014 by

What better use to make of those big, clumsy cartons that enclose your new refrigerator or range? Make a fun toyland for the kids!

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How to knit an antique-style o...

Feb 14, 2014 by

Knitting an old-fashioned opera hood Make a chain of 90 stitches. Then knit one row across, then seam a row, knit a row, seam a row,...

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This jolly cut-out toy Santa r...

Dec 5, 2013 by

Our jolly cut-out Santa really jumps! >> Click on either image to get a larger printable version!  He jumps and he jiggles...

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Wood carving a fashionable pas...

Dec 5, 2013 by

Wood carving a fashionable accomplishment for the young girl of today When, with refreshing prodigality, a young society woman of New...

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Do-it-yourself decorating with...

Dec 4, 2013 by

Do-it-yourself decorating ideas From the personal scrapbook of Constance Hunter, home decorator Now! Dozens of bright ideas for your...

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44 Christmas cookie decorating...

Dec 4, 2013 by

Christmas toy cookies for kids of all ages 44 fabulous designs, from drums to choo-choo trains… fun to bake, even more fun to...

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How to make a dynamite night l...

Nov 20, 2013 by

A Dynamite night light Next time you’re dining out — outdoors, that is — add an extra twinkle of your own to the...

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Revell jet plane & guided...

Nov 17, 2013 by

Build guided missile ships… jet planes with Revell Authentic Kits from Woolworth’s U.S.S. BOSTON, first Guided Missile...

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Charlotte, Constance, Cecile &...

Nov 16, 2013 by

From the last year of the 1860s come these fashion plates, as published in Peterson’s magazine. In addition to showing the...

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How to make a sturdy, useful f...

Nov 14, 2013 by

Flip it forward or back Either way, a sturdy, useful chair for outdoors by William E Whitlock – Director, Woman’s Day...

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Crepe paper flower craft ideas...

Nov 11, 2013 by

Cut yourself a bunch of fun. It’s easy! All you need is a colorful selection of Dennison Crepe Papers, plus a few simple...

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