Monday, December 04, 2006

Kitschy Christmas, continued

Ah, the dreaded egg carton crafts (click on pic to enlarge)
Egg carton Christmas
Pack-O-Fun scrap craft magazine, December 1964

Ooh, yummy, food over a bleach bottle
Popcorn Santa
December 1964

I just have to add this one
Bleach bottle dishes
What's with all the bleach bottle crafts in the 60's?
This is called Dachshund Pretzel Holder, but it sure looks more like a pig to me. It's actully kinda cute.
Pack-O-Fun scrapcraft magazine, February 1965

Recycled ornaments
recycled ornaments, 1964
December 1964
1. nails on a foam ball
2. spiral made from cutter on a wax paper box
3. pic from xmas card atop a blade dispenser
4. tape inserts
5. tape dispenser
6. paper fasteners
7. hair curler
8. typewriter reel
9. flash bulb
10. pill bottle

And of course, no holiday decoration is complete without a village scene. Your choice between matchstick (December 1964):
Matchstick Village

or...Ta Da (congrats to tackiest display of the year)...
... (drumroll...)...

Plastic Basket Village!
Plastic basket village
December 1966.

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4 Comments:

Blogger sue b said...

Boy crafting has certainly come a long way since 1964 hasn't it?!

3:36 PM  
Anonymous Liz said...

These are great!
I just blogged my Gum Elves. :}

6:08 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I think no matter how down and out somebody was, they wouldn't be able to bring themselves to put a hair curler "ornament" on their tree. But, I would have thought the same thing about chewing gum. Though Liz's are awfully cute!

7:55 PM  
Blogger Teri M. said...

I need to send you a picture of my stocking from 1970. It's felt with elves... it's right at home with all this Christmas kitsch.

9:18 PM  

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