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Retro Designs: Contact Paper

Jan 26, 2014 |  Retro Staff No Comments

Looking for an inexpensive and not-so-permanent way to spruce up the kitchen? We found these retro-themed contact sheets that fit the bill. Contact paper is a thick paper with an adhesive that will stick to almost any surface. Since its coated, it’s quite durable and wipes clean easily. I actually used Contact Paper on a

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Vintage DIY: Upcycle Watches into Photo Bracelets

Jan 17, 2014 |  Retro Staff No Comments

From Maize Hutton comes this brilliant idea… turn non-working vintage watches into photo bracelets. Now, I wouldn’t consider doing this with a highly collectible watch that just needs some repair. But for costume watches and ones with a lot of wear, what would be sweeter than, say, showing off a photo of grandmother in the

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Weekend DIY: Framing That Beautiful Gift Wrap

Jan 10, 2014 |  Retro Staff No Comments

Now that the holidays are behind us, it’s time to take care of that crafty business from that wrapping paper or card you so adore. I typically save the nicest Christmas cards to either remake cards or to make gift tags. I also send off plenty to the St. Jude’s Ranch Recycled Card Program (kids

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Weekend DIY: Printable Halloween Masks

Oct 18, 2013 |  Retro Staff No Comments

Back in the day the prize in (or on) a box of cereal was just as important as the taste. During Halloween season, some manufacturers provided mask cut-outs on the backs of popular cereals. Kellogg’s provided a several masks during the 1950s, including a witch, pirate, gorilla and hobo. In the mid- to late-70s, I remember

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Filed under: DIY & Upcycling Tagged with: crafts, DIY, halloween, retro fashion