Category Archive: DIY Tutorials

Oct 27

Pumpkins with Personality

Carving a pumpkin was always part of our autumn celebration . . . . but it was getting kind of boring just doing the same old thing, year after year. There were a few years when we tried some different ways to fix up our pumpkins, but it was still the basic orange pumpkin carved …

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Aug 05

When I grow up, I want to be . . . .

Some people seem to know from a very early age what they want to “be” or “do” when they “grow up.” I’ve heard stories of people who just “knew” when they were seven years old that they would be a school teacher, or an astronaut, or a movie star, or president of the United States. …

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Jun 30

DIY Patriotic Freedom Banner

Let’s celebrate freedom! There is always a reason to celebrate, and this week it is all about celebrating our nation’s birthday and giving thanks for the freedoms that we are blessed with as citizens of the USA. In the midst of frequent differences of opinion about everything from “soup to nuts” as my mama used …

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Jun 16

Father’s Day DIY Banner Card Tutorial

You still have time to make this beautiful banner card for Father’s Day with the FREE tutorial here at Vintage Mama’s Cottage! We had so much fun making this card with bits and pieces of scrap book paper, ribbons and rick-rack, vintage buttons and other miscellaneous ephemera we had out in the studio. Father’s Day …

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May 06

DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

Tea Cup Pin Cushion Vintage Mama’s Cottage has been a busy place the past few months! We’ve been working on several new projects in the studio, setting up websites and online shops, and creating fun new designs for babies, kids, and moms as well as a few home decor accessories and art journals. Some days …

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Mar 09

“Beyond the Bunny” by Julie from Happy Home Fairy

As a mom and grandma (Vintage Mama covers it all!) I have always been interested in finding fun projects to do with my kiddos. So in addition to doing the typical, everyday activities like reading together, family fun night, chores, piano lessons and athletic practices, it is fun to do a few creative projects, too. …

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Dec 02

Handcrafted Christmas Ornaments

For many years, when my older children were small, we would always give each child their own ornament at Christmas. Every year, each ornament would have the child’s name and year written on it. Then, when the children grew up and had their own families, they had a collection of Christmas ornaments that not only …

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Nov 11

Getting Crafty for Thanksgiving

It is time! I don’t think I can tolerate one more day of sorting, organizing, cleaning, scrubbing, and searching for stuff. I’m done. DONE. Well, I’m not really completely “done,” but I’m done trying to get it all finished before I allow myself time to make stuff for the holidays. My beautiful new design / …

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Oct 23

Autumn inspiration

I just about have my studio organized enough that I can actually get out there and start creating! I don’t work well in the midst of a lot of clutter (although that is sometimes necessary when in the process of creating!) but I’m really missing the simple act of making something. And since I’m one …

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Jul 02

Stars and Stripes American Flag Pie from “An Extraordinary Day”

Every week I try to get out and about to visit some other creative bloggers to make new friends and to find inspiration and ideas for new projects to work on. Not that I exactly need MORE ideas, but especially when it comes to cooking, I really do need some guidance. I’m actually a pretty …

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Jun 19

Another Patriotic DIY Project

Here’s another fun DIY patriotic project that I found at Olives-n-Okra that I wanted to share with you. We really love the look of seasonal wreaths all year long, so when I find one that is not only beautiful but fun to make, I just have to give it a try! When I asked Sherry …

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Jun 17

DIY Patriotic Crafts

We’ve been creating fun DIY projects for a long time around Vintage Mama’s Cottage, and this summer is no different. We are planning several new DIY projects in the coming week or two, but it just seemed like a good idea to share a couple of our patriotic craft projects this week. One of our …

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