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Victorian Cherubs in Egg Boats – DIY Easter Hangers

I also made another set of Easter Hangers with these little Cherubs in Egg Boats: The cards are Victorian trade cards, originating in the 1880. I glued the collage sheet to thin cardboard (cereal box) before I cut out the individual cards, inked the edges and attached a little wire with some pearls. A super… Continue reading Victorian Cherubs in Egg Boats – DIY Easter Hangers

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1916 Children & Lambs – DIY Easter Bell Pull

These precious Easter Children and little lambs were simply begging to become another Bell Pull for my sister: INSTRUCTIONS: Print out and glue the 3 collage sheets to thin cardboard (cereal box) - I use spray glue for fast action Punch holes in the corners of your images, you can skip the two bottom corners… Continue reading 1916 Children & Lambs – DIY Easter Bell Pull

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1907 Joyeuses Paques – DIY Easter Bell Pull

The rich Victorians used Bell Pulls, to summon their maids, butlers and other servants. They could be connected from room to room, so when pulled, say in a bed room, a bell would ring in the servants quarters, alerting the maid to which room she was needed. My grandmother used to make embroidered Bell Pulls… Continue reading 1907 Joyeuses Paques – DIY Easter Bell Pull

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1912 French Chicks – DIY Easter Hangers

Here is a collage sheet with adorable French Chicks I have prepared for Easter: I glued the collage sheet to thin cardboard (cereal box) before I cut out the individual cards, inked the edges and attached a little wire with some pearls. A super easy and quick project, resulting in cute little Easter hangers that… Continue reading 1912 French Chicks – DIY Easter Hangers

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DIY Old Book Crafts – No 5 – Rose Lanterns

If you started an Accordion Organizer yesterday, you'll have plenty of loose pages to play with now 😀 I turned a few of mine into pretty Vintage Rose Lanterns:   These cute Rose Lanterns would be great for a Garden Party, or for a shabby chick interior all year 🙂 And they are super easy to… Continue reading DIY Old Book Crafts – No 5 – Rose Lanterns