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The Complete Book of Retro Crafts: Collecting, Displaying Making Crafts of the Past
Baby boomers feeling nostalgic, hipsters longing for the handmade, and anyone interested in going retro can stop right here! This is the definitive guide to the fun and quirky world of retro crafts, written by a diva of the style. It’s jam-packed with history and wonderful images from vintage pamphlets, collections, and flea market hunts. Everything memorable is included, ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Lark Books
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Having made crafts since I was a little girl in the late 1960's I remember some of these "tacky old things" with fondness. And the beloved tattered pages of Pack o' Fun the kid's craft magazine and bible of cub scout den mom's. My only complaint was how long it took to get to the projects, all these pages first about collecting and displaying, then I noticed that was in the title! I had just naturally skipped to the Making, The Best part. She had missed many of my retro favorites, but I had made ...more
I really liked the project on making a Christmas Village. It looks like it might be a fun project to tackle in December for a teen program. Cut out paper, glue the walls together, apply glitter and snow, voila! Miniature village made out of Christmas cards. Charming.