Learn how to make a straw hat from scratch with straw or grass!
In the Victorian era, straw hats were made from scratch: Straw or grass was cut, bleached and then braided. By the way, straw braiding was called straw plaiting or straw platting in the Victorian era. These straw braids were then sewn together to make DIY straw hats. Continue reading How To Make A Straw Hat From Scratch→
6 ways to make ice lanterns. Ice lanterns look so beautiful and are so easy to make: a fun winter craft! Learn how to make ice lanterns the easy way!
I make ice lanterns every winter when it’s cold enough. Over the years I tried different techniques to make ice lanterns. These are my six favorite ways to make luminaries out of ice. Continue reading 6 Ways To Make Ice Lanterns→
Learn how to make a simple 1920s slip! Slips were worn under all dresses in the 1920s because 1920s dresses were often sheer.
And what’s best, a 1920s slip is a one yard sewing project. Yes, that’s right: You only need one yard of fabric to make a 1920s slip! Additionally, a 1920s slip pattern is one of the easiest sewing patterns, so it’s a great project for a sewing beginner. Continue reading How To Make A 1920s Slip→
If you accidentally broke a bauble while undecorating the Christmas tree, don’t be sad! Because you can turn trash into treasure: Make DIY German glass glitter from scratch with broken ornaments! So when life gives you lemons … um, broken glass, make glass glitter! Continue reading DIY German Glass Glitter From Scratch→
You probably have DIY candle molds already at home! Make DIY candle molds with empty toilet paper rolls, metal tubes or sand!
Historically, candles were either dipped or molded. If you want to make molded candles you need candle molds. While candle molds were usually made of metal in the past, today you can find DIY candle molds at home! Look around your house and see what you can use as DIY candle molds. Continue reading 3 Ways To Make DIY Candle Molds→
DIY felt Christmas ornaments are perfect for a toddler- and pet-friendly Christmas tree. And these cute felt snowflake ornaments are fast and easy to make with a scrap piece of felt or felted wool fabric. I used gray wool felt from my stash for the DIY felt snowflake ornaments but you can also use felt in other colors. Continue reading Felt Snowflake Ornaments→
The Victorian Christmas tree was decorated with edible Christmas tree decorations such as fruits, nuts, homemade Christmas candy and cookies but also with DIY Christmas ornaments.
In the Victorian era, Christmas trees were usually decorated with real fruits and nuts. Fruits, like apples and oranges, as well as nuts, such as walnuts and acorns, were either used in their natural state or gilded with gold paint or imitation gold leaf before hanging on the Victorian Christmas tree. Continue reading 20 DIY Victorian Christmas Tree Ornaments→