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Here you’ll find free tutorials about sewing, DIY crafts and historical costume making, as well as recipes for (historical) natural makeup, shampoo recipes, hairstyle tutorials, and (historical) cooking recipes.

Snow Covered Mason Jar Oil Lamp With Salt & Wheatpaste

Snow Covered Mason Jar Oil Lamp Tutorial

Make beautiful snow covered candle jars with things you already have in your kitchen!


These jars look like they are covered with freshly fallen snow. You can use them as wintry luminaries or snow frosted vases. Snow covered mason jar oil lamps are an quick and easy holiday craft and great as last-minute Christmas gift! Continue reading Snow Covered Mason Jar Oil Lamp With Salt & Wheatpaste

Old-Fashioned Christmas Wreath From Scratch

DIY Old-Fashioned Christmas Wreath From Scratch

‘Hang a wreath at your threshold on Christmas
In token of Love, Life and Beauty,
For like the bound circle of evergreen foliage,
They have neither end nor beginning.
And weave in bright berries and fruits, or a riband,
For Joy, Mirth, Bounty, and friendly Good Cheer.’

(Trimming The Christmas Table, 1928)


Make an all-natural, old-fashioned Christmas wreath this Christmas! This Christmas wreath is made from scratch without a straw or foam base: All you need is greenery, water shoots, red berries and cotton twine. The Christmas wreath is all-natural, made without wire and glue, so you can compost the wreath after the holiday season! The Christmas wreath from scratch is so quick to make – it takes less than half an hour! Continue reading Old-Fashioned Christmas Wreath From Scratch

Candied Orange Slices

Candied Orange Slices

Candied orange slices are chewy and sweet and so orangey! They’re chrunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Candied orange slices are easy to make at home. They look great as cake decoration and are perfect as edible gifts for the holiday season. You can dip them in chocolate or enjoy them on their own with a cup of tea or coffee!


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How To Make Straw Christmas Ornaments

How To Make Straw Ornaments - Tutorial

‘Straw is an ageless material closely associated with Christmas. […] Love and joy go into the craftsmanship, and each member of the family has a part in it. The father cuts the grain, the children husk and sort it, the mother makes it into wonderfully imaginative objects. And Christmas Eve seems mystical when the candles are lit and the shiny straw reflects their shimmering light.’ (The joyful Christmas craft book, 1963, p. 76)

The following instruction on how to make straw stars were published in the 1960s book “The Joyful Christmas Craft Book”.

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Advent Calendar 2017 – 24 Christmas Craft Tutorials For You!

Free Online Advent Calendar 2017 With 24 Christmas Craft Tutorials

I’m excited to announce that I’m hosting an Advent calendar again this year on my blog!

Count down the days until Christmas with my Advent calendar. Each day from December 1 to December 24, a new Christmas craft tutorial, a Christmas recipe or a post about Victorian Christmas customs awaits you on my blog. Continue reading Advent Calendar 2017 – 24 Christmas Craft Tutorials For You!