Our trip to The Hukilau — which immediately transformed both Pam and me into tikiphiles — left little doubt that one of our new Putz house designs would be a tiki hut. The famous Kahiki, the bygone tiki restaurant that once reigned over Columbus, Ohio, was a particular inspiration. The pattern itself is super easy to cut out and assemble, so you can get to the fun part — the decorating — quickly. This tiki hut Putz house can live in a snowy winter climate, or a tropical paradise — you decide! Heck yeah there is more →
I collected lots and lots of vintage Christmas ornaments at estate sales this year — so this past weekend, I unpacked the stash and invited three friends to a wreath-making party at my house. It was a blast! Continue scrolling to see what happened after Christmas threw up in my living room…Heck yeah there is more →
With all the fun Pam is having making vintage ornament wreaths, I wanted to get in on the action too. So I reread her tutorial and 30+ tips to make a vintage ornament wreath… busted out my glue gun — and my camera… and dialed up the epic to create this new Retro Crafty video. This video how-to is a doozy folks. There are oodles of ornaments, time lapse wreath arranging, and a cameo appearance from my helpful assistant Leo. Heck yeah there is more →
Do you ever get so crazzzzzy obsesssssed with something that you lose an entire week of your life? Call me binge-crafter, because this week I could barely focus on anything but ornie-hoarding so that I could make more of these vintage ornament wreaths using Georgia Peachez’ instructions. C.R.A.Z.Y. As in: I could barely concentrate on the blog (ask Kate, she’ll tell you) while I scoured all of Berkshire County for vintage Christmas ornaments. I’ve been buying from ebay and etsy, too. Argh. Mid-November is not the right time to hunt for vintage ornaments, too much competition from similarly obsessed, late-planning crafters. Have a great weekend. Me? I hot glue, therefore, I am. Tune back in on Monday for more info, photos and tips to come from my DIY session making this wreath, which turned out F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S.