Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas Crafts









I got this Woman's Day magazine in the early 80's and made about 4 of the craft ideas from it, including this angel but of course mine didn't turn out so nice. It is in a couple of my holiday photos which I've either posted already or plan on posting. I used an oatmeal container for the body and styrofoam ball for the head. I threw away all the decorations that I made but am glad that I kept the mag. I guess that at the time I had fun making these things. Mom said that she liked them. She made some nice Christmas crafts like a few latch hook rugs and a big Santa picture with the Tri - Chem paints. It's in the background of a picture in my Christmas 1980 post. I liked the handmade ornaments on our tree the most. They were made by family and friends and others we got at our school's Christmas bazaar, including a reindeer made out of clothes pins.

4 comments:

Pam@GoRetro said...

I love the angel!

Chelly said...

That's a beautiful angel! Love that you kept the magazine. I wish I kept my magazines from that time (which were all Highlights mags)! :)

Blast from the Past said...

You know, we made a lot of fun things when we were kids. And we didn't buy kits that were all inclusive. It was a toilet paper roll here, a pipe cleaner there, etc.

I think it helped us appreciate things a bit more than kids today. They just get upset when it doesn't work right... we improvised and we learned and we created.

LaraAnn said...

Pam - Thanks. I was thinking of trying to make this again someday.

Chelly - I remember reading Highlights at our dentist office when I was a kid. I do still have some Muppets mags. I was thinking of trying to sell them but maybe I should keep them.

Darryll - I think that one of the crafts in this mag called for toilet paper rolls. I haven't looked in it in years - I'll have to check. I did use pipe cleaners on one of them. It definitely was fun doing crafts back then. Even when they didn't turn out perfect.

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