10 Ways How To Get Rid Of Moths & Carpet Beetles Naturally – Historical & Today

How to prevent moths from eating clothes? How to get rid of moths and carpet beetles? Are you wondering how to store your expensive vintage and historical wool clothes to keep them save from moths? And how did the Victorians prevent moths damage to clothes and carpets? Find out how to prevent and get rid of moths and carpet beetles effectively and naturally!

10 Ways How To Get Rid Of Moths & Carpet Beetles Naturally - Historical Tips & Today - How To Stop Moths From Eating Your Clothes

If you find holes in your woolen clothes, you know you have a problem with fabric pests! There are two main insect species that damage woolen clothes: clothes moths and carpet beetles. The larvae of moths and carpet beetles eat irregular holes into wool clothes, especially in the summertime.

Clothes moths, as well as carpet beetles, can do serious damage to expensive and valuable historical wool clothes. Continue reading 10 Ways How To Get Rid Of Moths & Carpet Beetles Naturally – Historical & Today

10 Victorian Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

10 festive DIY Christmas gift wrapping ideas from the Victorian era.

10 Victorian Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

‘Christmas presents must be wrapped very daintily this season’ (The Guthrie Daily Leader, 1909).

The traditional colors for Victorian Christmas gift wrapping were white and red: either white paper with red ribbon, or red paper with Christmas ribbons. But the Victorians also knew fun ways to wrap small gifts or give money as a gift: Victorian Christmas gifts were disguised as faux snowballs, Christmas crackers or even sausages! Continue reading 10 Victorian Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

4 Ways To Make Sugar Christmas Ornaments – Edible Christmas Tree Decorations

Make edible Christmas ornaments this year! These 4 homemade sugar Christmas ornaments are so pretty and incredibly easy to make! DIY candy Christmas decorations are easy last-minute Christmas DIY crafts for kids.

4 Ways To Make Sugar Christmas Ornaments - Edible Christmas Tree Decorations

Sugar ornaments are traditional Christmas tree ornaments. One of the following sugar ornament recipes was even published 280 years ago in 1741!

These edible Christmas tree decorations glitter like ice and snow. But these sparkling candy Christmas ornaments aren’t just pretty: When Christmas is over, you can eat the sugar ornaments (or use them for cakes and cookies in place of regular sugar)! Continue reading 4 Ways To Make Sugar Christmas Ornaments – Edible Christmas Tree Decorations

How To Make Paper Christmas Ornaments – Victorian Dresden Ornaments

Make traditional Victorian Christmas ornaments with paper this Christmas! Homemade paper ornaments are a budget-friendly and easy Christmas craft project that you can make with your kids! Read on to find out how to make paper Christmas tree decorations.

How To Make Paper Christmas Ornaments - Victorian Dresden Ornaments

Paper Christmas ornaments and paper mache ornaments were popular Victorian Christmas tree ornaments. Paper Christmas tree ornaments were inexpensive and could be easily made at home. Continue reading How To Make Paper Christmas Ornaments – Victorian Dresden Ornaments

How To Make Tallow Candles

Learn how to make a tallow candle with kitchen waste and a DIY wick made from natural materials! Tallow candles are great as emergency candles and for the holiday season.

How To Make Tallow Candles

Tallow candles have a long history. They were the most widely used candles since ancient times before paraffin and stearin were discovered in the Victorian era. Tallow candles were a cheaper alternative to expensive beeswax candles.

While tallow candles could already be bought at shops in the Middle Ages, tallow candles were often made at home: Because tallow and other animal fats were readily available in households. As wick they either used cotton string or dried rushes. Read on to find out how to make a molded or dipped tallow candle with a DIY cotton or rush wick. Continue reading How To Make Tallow Candles

20 DIY Natural Christmas Ornaments

Natural Christmas ornaments are beautiful, easy to make and practically free! Make nature-inspired Christmas decorations with pine cones, rose hips, acorns, walnuts and oranges.

20 DIY Natural Christmas Ornaments

Make DIY natural Christmas ornaments for your tree this year! These homemade natural Christmas decorations are eco-friendly, cheap, easy and fun to make. You can gather most of the materials for the natural Christmas tree ornaments in the nature. So there’s no need to run to the store – especially now in times of the coronavirus. You can find the materials for the Christmas ornaments made from natural materials in your garden, the woods or parks. Continue reading 20 DIY Natural Christmas Ornaments

4 Ways To Make DIY Cookie Cutters: Tin Can, Cardboard & Wood

Did you know that you can make you own cookie cutters at home for almost free? 4 ways how to make DIY cookie cutters from a tin can, cardboard, sheet metal or wood.

4 Ways To Make DIY Cookie Cutters - Tin Can, Sheet Metal, Cardboard & Wood

Maybe you need a special cookie cutter that you can’t buy. Or you just don’t want to spend money on something that you can make at home for almost free. So make your own DIY cookie cutters at home! Continue reading 4 Ways To Make DIY Cookie Cutters: Tin Can, Cardboard & Wood

2 Ways To Make DIY Real Mini Christmas Trees From Clippings

These 2 DIY tabletop Christmas trees are real, natural and smell of Christmas! 2 easy ways to make DIY real mini Christmas trees from clippings at home!

How To Make DIY Eco-Friendly Fresh Christmas Tree From Clippings

These 2 DIY real mini Christmas trees are all-natural – made without glue, floral foam or wire. All you need is clippings and natural twine. You can simply compost the miniature live Christmas trees after the holiday season! Continue reading 2 Ways To Make DIY Real Mini Christmas Trees From Clippings

How To Make A Bottle Brush Christmas Tree – From Scratch!

Make a cute little bottle brush Christmas tree with cotton yarn from scratch!

DIY Bottle Brush Tree From Scratch

Little bottle brush Christmas trees are everywhere right now. But instead of buying one, you can simply make your own DIY bottle brush Christmas tree with natural materials you already have at home! All you need for this DIY bottle brush tree is cotton yarn in green or white, a piece of wire and a wood slice. Continue reading How To Make A Bottle Brush Christmas Tree – From Scratch!