Thursday, December 20, 2007

Thirteen Kitschy Christmas Crafty Things

Thirteen Kitschy Christmas Crafty Things

Taken from a 1965 Christmas craft publication, these are mostly made with things you have in your home -- so get busy this weekend!

Ooooooh, make Santas? Learn decoupage? From instructions on a record? Why a monkey could do it! ...A monkey who understands English, anyway. Now I want to decoupage a monkey.

The next few prove that retro 60's persons loved the tinfoil...

A tinfoil angel centerpiece:

A flaming tinfoil wreath:

Tinfoil snowman:

And my personal favorite, tinfoil kitty-cat cookie holders -- they're not just for Christmas anymore.

Make festive holiday chandeliers out of coat hangers and cone-shaped paper cups. No mention of light, but I guess I'm expecting too much from paper cups and hangers.

Or, you could go for something more dreamy & use all your clear glassware, filled with colored water, to make this castle.

I don't know that a castle is particularly "Christmas-y" but the 1965 holiday magazine has it in there...

Moving on.

A good hostess wears pretty holiday petti-skirts:

Use your flatware to make a lovely decorative, um... er, serving tray?

I guess your guests won't mind a fork that's been taped to a McDonald's tray... Then again, the house was likely set on fire by these candle holders made of paper.

Don't forget to stand at the door and hand out these gifts you've made for your guests who run from the fire...

Like this flamboyant hairspray can:

As the line says, "For the person who has everything..."

I know I'd enjoy holding a wet faux fur handle as I brush my teeth... And glitter in your teeth? Makes your guests want to say, "Oh no, you shouldn't have!"

But then they notice the guy next to you is getting a well-dressed pet rock:

Merry Kitsch-mas!

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Blogger Hootin' Anni said... this ages me some. 'Cause I remember this.

Happy 13ing!

December 20, 2007 5:27 AM  
Blogger SlipOfAGirl said...

Glorious & hideous :p

December 20, 2007 5:36 AM  
Blogger jenn said...

Now you know all us girly girls need a felt covered can of hairspray!

These are too funny!
Happy tt and Merry Christmas!

December 20, 2007 6:24 AM  
Blogger Sniz said...

Hey, don't make fun! Christmas isn't Christmas around here until we set out the holiday can of hairspray for everyone to see (and use). Even Uncle Harry whose bald.

December 20, 2007 7:50 AM  
Blogger Roth's Rudiments said...

What a fabulous post! Happy TT and have a very Merry Christmas!

December 20, 2007 8:43 AM  
Blogger Samantha_K said...

This is a truly awesome list. OMG, why did the 60s have to go out of style. Nothing beats a tinfoil cat...except maybe coat hanger chandeliers.
Happy TT!

December 20, 2007 10:47 AM  
Blogger Sandee (Comedy +) said...

The toothbrush handles were just so wrong in so many ways. Tin Foil sure was popular back then wasn't it? This was a lot of fun, well except for the toothbrushes. Have a great TT. :)

December 20, 2007 11:53 AM  
Blogger Nicholas said...

I don't even know what decoupage is but i want to try it!

You could always combine a couple of those ideas and make a tinfoil wrapper for your toothbrush! Just be careful not to bite down on it!

December 20, 2007 2:51 PM  
Blogger Patti said...

I'm so jealous! I want the well dressed pet rock but all I got was a faux fur handled toothbrush! LOL This is a great list!! Thanks for the laughs! :)

December 20, 2007 7:50 PM  
Anonymous Linda R. Moore said...

Yup, I remember some of this too :)

My TT is about the solstice this week.

December 20, 2007 9:27 PM  
Anonymous Linda R. Moore said...

And in fact it is at since I forgot to mention that (darn Google messing up comment forms) ;)

December 20, 2007 9:28 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Wow! We've come a long way in crafting, huh :-)

The paper cup chandelier is kinda unique

December 20, 2007 9:37 PM  
Anonymous Roxanne said...

Wow! Words fail me.

Tomorrow is Christmas eve, but you've given me lots of inspiration for next year. ;)

This year I made some magazine trees complete with gold spray paint, glitter and pom poms. Class act all the way. Click my link and prepare to shield your eyes from the bling!

December 23, 2007 9:39 PM  

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