The Dollhouse World of Miniatures

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When many of us are kids, we may have dollhouses we’d play with from time to time. They may be part of a set or homemade. Yet most will come with a family along with all kinds of furniture and accessories which are sometimes sold separately. However, while dollhouses have primarily been a domain for children, their collection and crafting can also be a hobby for many adults. Think Lester Freamon in The Wire who likes making dollhouse furniture. Nonetheless, today’s dollhouses trace their history back 400 years to the European baby house display cases that showed idealized interiors, which first appeared in the 16th century. These displays mostly consisted of cabinet display cases consisting of individual rooms.  Yet, unlike most dollhouses you’d find at Wal Mart today, these were handmade with architectural details and filled with miniature household items that weren’t made to a uniform scale even within an individual house. These were solely made for adults. And no, the reasons had nothing to do with safety concerns since child labor was rampant back then. But more because these early dollhouses were often status symbols of rich people who could afford them in England, Germany, and the Netherlands. Not to mention, they often cost as much as a house. Smaller houses with more realistic exteriors appeared in Europe during the 18th century. As you’d expect, early dollhouses were all handmade until the Industrial Revolution when they began mass producing toys. Of course, while many of us played with dollhouses as kids, the miniatures I will show on this post are more the work of adult hobbyists. So enjoy for your reading pleasure.

  1. You’d be pressed not to peek into the Palace of Versailles.
Okay, it’s a miniature display. But the detail is quite extraordinary.

2. Perhaps you might want to look in the pantry.

Looks much cleaner than a typical pantry. Yet, contains all the provisions your heat desires.

3. How about we kick back and relax in the music room?

This room even includes a large painting of a woman in a purple dress within a gold frame. Also includes a piano in the corner.

4. Best to put your bookshelves above your bathroom door.

Well, it seems more like an old-fashioned set up. Even includes a spitoon in the corner.

5. Treat yourself to some fine dining.

You’d even see a chandelier on the ceiling. Not sure if it really lights up. Also, love the miniature china.

6. A blue room should always come with considerable taste.

The furniture even matches the wallpaper. Includes painting and a gold chandelier that really lights up.

7. A floral divider always brightens a room.

The dividing wall even contains a bookshelf. Love the windows and chair.

8. Sometimes a small one room trailer is all you need.

This is more of a colorful display you’d find in a Wes Anderson movie. Still, it’s quite quaint.

9. Anyone would want to have this gorgeous kitchen.

This one has pots and pans dangling at the ceiling. Yet, you won’t find a dishwasher, sink, or refrigerator here.

10. This print shop seems quite busy.

You’d almost think Benjamin Franklin would work in such a place. Though there doesn’t seem to be a printing press in sight.

11. Sometimes it helps if the wallpaper matches the floor.

Consists of 2 striped chairs with a painting and chest of drawers between them. The chairs even match the lamps as well.

12. This bakeshop is open for business.

Includes a staircase with open air dining. Tables even have flowers on them.

13. Perhaps a more modern style may suit you.

As you can see, most of these dollhouse styles seem to date before the 1920s. Though this one has zebra rug and antique bust.

14. In a palace, you’ll find plenty of rooms with outrageous extravagance.

I’m sure this room is part of a palace. Includes a chandelier and other lavish decorations.

15. A garden can always bring beauty into a sitting room.

Seems like someone’s having a tea party in here. Yet, the pug has to grab a present.

16. I guess important business is conducted in this palace room.

Apparently, it’s quite gilded from ceiling to floor. Though you’d find fruit on the central table.

17. A white living room doesn’t need to be plain.

This room has a lot of fancy decorations. Guess this was in some lavish mansion.

18. Nobody has been to this laundromat for quite some time.

Seems like this place was built in the 1960s from what I could tell from the furniture. And the machines are all defunct.

19. We all need to relax in a calm room from time to time.

Seems like almost everything in here had to match the china. Though the chaise lounge seems quite comfy.

20. This swanky diner is always a happening place.

Indeed, this place seems straight from the 1950s. And yes, it’s made from a metal box.

21. A sultan would love to have a room like this.

This one has nice pillow seats around the table. Hope the wall is tiled with real mosaic, too.

22. The furniture must always match the wallpaper.

This one even has the curtains match as well. Got to love the pillows though.

23. A lavish throne room is always fit for a king.

This is part of a palace. Indeed, it’s quite lavish. Though I’m not sure about the color.

24. You’ll find all kinds of trinkets in this white room.

I guess the trees are photos for the background. Yet, you have to admire those Greek columns.

25. A Grecian living room should always carry a marble statue.

It’s even lit by a small chandelier. Still, got to love the fireplace.

26. Perhaps you want to lie on a flowery bed.

The floral wallpaper is pretty. Not sure how I feel about the covers.

27. You might prefer to lounge around in a more modern home.

You can see the living room on the bottom floor. And you can peek in the bedroom at the top.

28. You can’t go wrong with blue walls and white furniture.

Well, a couple of chairs aren’t white. But they go well with the white fireplace and shelf.

29. Every girl has to sleep in a pink bedroom once in awhile.

This room is in a little case. And yes, it has pink wallpaper and shelves.

30. Wonder what dresses are in store in this room.

After all, this room has plenty of dress pictures. So it’s not hard to assume it’s a dressing room.

31. A Christmas tree should always brighten a room around the holidays.

This one even includes candles which is a critical fire hazard. Though this display is supposed to reflect the 18th century.

32.  You should do your laundry in this room.

Since the whole laundry room is in a bottle of detergent. Still, got to love the clothesline.

33. Got to put some wood in the stove.

This is an old-fashioned stove with copper crockery. Thank God, we have electric.

34. A desk should have as many of compartments as you desire.

This one keeps books and papers inside the top shelves. Though the green color isn’t for me.

35. A bathroom should have a modern touch.

Sure it only has red walls and a mosaic floor. But are posters necessary?

36. A design studio should have plenty of light.

This one has rather simple and wide windows. Though seems like a great place for crafts.

37. Perhaps you’d like a room with some Asian flair.

Consists of pillow seats and a low table. Yet, they also match the red cushioned sofa.

38. A white bedroom always looks clean.

Includes a shelf for white and floral blankets. Love the flowers though.

39. Any little girl would love a bedroom like this. 

Has floral wallpaper and dolls on the bed. Also, you’ll find some on a shelf.

40. A 21st century kitchen should have some modern flair.

This one has a checkered floor with flowers on the tables. Includes a sleek new fridge, too.

41. Feel free to take the tea you want.

And it seems to be quite a tea party. Judging by how many teapots there are in this dining room.

42. An opulent couch can never have too many cushions.

Indeed, all these pillows come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and patterns. Love the drapes.

43. Perhaps you’d want to sit back to a roaring fire in this rustic cabin.

I bet a fire is fake. Yet, the room seems to have a rather cozy atmosphere.

44. You can spend hours in this cozy living room.

Has a bookshelf beside the couch. While the coffee table contains cacti and a starfish.

45. Seems like there’s a special occasion going on.

This room is in a modern design. Love the fancy Chinese dragon rug.

46. When greeting guests, always make a grand entrance.

Contains a fancy green door with a fancy green ceiling. Oh, and there’s some gold railing.

47. A bathtub should always match the wallpaper.

Looks like an old bathroom given the bowl and pitcher. Yet, there doesn’t seem to be a toilet.

48. Blue cabinets will surely brighten a kitchen.

Even has a fireplace next to the stove. Though you’ll find plenty of blue and white dishes.

49. You’d swear the bed was attached to the wardrobe.

This seems like something you’d find in a Renaissance castle. Yet, the woodwork is quite ornate.

50. You’d swear that you’ve been transported into an old-timey garage.

The cars are definitely Volkswagens. And some will need tires replaced.

51. Hope your kitchen is well tiled.

This is a more old-fashioned kitchen with a wooden ice box in the background. Also, note the blue and white porcelain.

52. Doesn’t hurt to gild your living room if you can afford it.

Indeed, it’s quite an extravagant parlor with flora chairs. Even includes a famous painting or 2.

53.  Want to hear a song in the music room?

You should look inside the piano. It’s quite an ornate work of art.

54. Perhaps you’d like a living room with an extravagant mural.

This mural features imagery from Greek mythology. Also includes exquisite gold columns to match.

55. A luxurious home should have luxurious furniture.

And I see this furniture set includes a bed for the dog. Not sure what to think about that.

56. A royal study should be fit for a king.

Includes a chandelier and a roll-top desk in gold trim. Even has gilded walls and mirror.

57. Sometimes simplicity is best.

Though this one hardly counts as simplicity. And yes, it has a fancy dog bed, too.

58. Guess this an empty theater long after the show is done.

Seems like it’s been abandoned. Yet, the light remains on for you to see the seats.

59. You’ll find whatever you need in this pantry.

Contains all kinds of food and preserves for all your desires. Though I don’t think I’d try the milk.

60. Sometimes a quality kitchen is a fancy kitchen.

This kitchen even contains paintings. Not sure if it belongs in a room where you cook food.

61. With high columns, your home can look like a palace.

Though I think they were actually going for the Roman palace look. And yes, there’s plenty of gild to go around.

62. You’ll have plenty of counter space in this sleek modern kitchen.

Includes an oven and plenty of shelving. Could easily see this in an IKEA catalog.

63. A pantry should have everything well stored.

You’ll find all sorts of things in here. Even a Canadian goose on the table.

64. The scullery will take care of your dirty dishes.

And I see there’s a washboard and tub on the other side. Definitely not a room I’d want to be in.

65. Hope you enjoy a walk down the halls.

And yes, there’s an ornate archway. But feel free to look at the pretty paintings.

66. A stately room should have fine lavender curtains.

Has a big chandelier with fine paintings. The chairs are rather ornate, too.

67. A grand entrance must always impress.

Gas 2 grand staircases coming down the middle. But take a peek at the paintings.

68. In a Tudor room, you always rely on the window light.

Don’t see a lot of furniture here. Yet, I do find a chandelier.

69. If you can’t have cabinets, curtains work just as well.

Counter is filled with food. Yet, you’d always come to a sunny kitchen with that kind of light from the windows.

70. You will always enjoy fine dining in a green room.

You have to admire the fine wooden furnishings. While the chandelier has candles to light up the room.

71. Perhaps you might prefer to dine in a large white room.

Wonder if this is a palace room. Since it sure looks like it. Though I do love the large painting.

72. A blue bedroom can always make you relax.

Has a nice mural on the ceiling to look at. Includes white furniture with blue drapes and cushions.

73. Care to dine in a fancy room?

Has a lot of wooden furniture with a white fireplace. Includes a table filled with culinary delights.

74. Enjoy a recital in this gilded music room.

Even the piano is gilt with gold. And it has a big chandelier from the ceiling.

75. Mirror walls make for a luxurious bathroom.

Has a lovely marble bathtub with sink. Not sure how I feel about the mirrors though.

76. A living room should always have a fine mix of wooden and floral furniture.

The floral couches have gold upholstery. While a large painting sits above the fireplace.

77. You’ll find plenty of tables in this hallway.

Well, it’s more of a social hall. Contains plenty of palm trees near the table areas.

78. At this apothecary, you’ll find a cure for whatever ails you.

Has plenty of jars and boxes in fine packaging. There’s even a witch’s picture near the window.

79. An Art Deco kitchen will always give what you need.

The cabinets are in black and white. While the ice box is in a separate room.

80.  Get all the produce you want from this market stand.

You can see all the fruit and vegetables to your heart’s delight. Wonder what each item costs.

81. Sometimes all you need is a nice, cozy dining room.

Even has a couple of dogs sleeping off from the table. Also has a green fireplace and archway.

82. A quaint entrance always leaves room for flowers.

Sure it’s not extravagant. Yet, seems like a rather quaint front entrance you’d find almost anywhere.

83. Now I would definitely get myself ready in this dressing room.

Mostly because the walls and furniture are purple, which is my favorite color. Love this room.

84. “Grandma, what big teeth  you have?”

This is a miniature rendition of Little Red Riding Hood. And yes, the wolf is up to no good here.

85. This living room is fit for any Renaissance man or woman.

Has high columns with a globe and harp. Even has a wooden ship model.

86. Guess this bedroom belongs to an artist type.

You can see a couple of paintings near the bed. And yes, it’s in a modern design.

87. A bright cyan bedroom will always lift one’s spirits.

Has a white bed inside. While the upholstery is in gold. Yes, lavish indeed.

88. Sometimes a simple kitchen is all you need.

You’d think this was an old kitchen. Until you see a small package of Ritz crackers.

89.  You’ll find plenty of dishes in this cabinet.

The dishes consist of fine china and jugs. Perfect for any old American kitchen.

90. Care to take a holiday reservation?

This seems like a rather swanky restaurant or hotel. Still, love the Christmas tree in the next room.

91. Gold furniture never goes out of style.

Once again, the set includes a luxurious dog bed. Like the gold divider though.

92. Kick back and relax in this rustic bedroom.

Has a deer head aboce the bed. And plaid curtains on each side to match. Great for a weary traveler.

93. A fancy room should always have some fancy furniture.

The walls are quite elaborate with Greek columns and wide windows. Love the chandelier.

94. Perhaps a small house may suit your fancy.

Even has a piano outside for serenades. But where’s the bathroom and the kitchen?

95. Perhaps you might go for a fancy bathroom with an ornate sink.

Comes with a chandelier and a shelf above the tub. Has a stained glass window on the tub ceiling.

96. There’s nothing like a hard day in the garden.

Contains birdhouses and pots. Even includes a rusty wagon.

97. A lovely living room should always give way to large windows.

Has a floral mural above the fireplace. Nonetheless, the pets seem to enjoy this room.

98. Wooden walls always make for a fine dining room.

The woodwork on this dining room is amazing. Love the chairs, too.

99. Blue walls will always make a room more elegant.

Here the dog sits by the wicker chair and ottoman. Love the curtain on the right.

100. A dining room should always look its best to entice guests.

Here the table is all set up and surrounded by paintings. Guess it’s a state dinner at a palace.
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The Folded Paper World of Origami

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Derived from the Japanese words that mean “folding paper,” the goal of origami is to transform a flat sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques. Use of cuts, glue, and markings are usually discouraged. The small number of basic origami folds can be combined in a variety of ways to make intricate designs. Generally, these designs start with a square paper sheet whose sides may be of different colors, prints, or patterns. Traditional Japanese origami has been practiced since the Edo period has often been less strict about these conventions, sometimes even cutting the paper or using nonsquare shapes to start with. Nonetheless, while the traditional origami is derived from the Edo period with a reference from a 1680 poem, the practice is said be introduced by Buddhist monks in the 6th century. At first, origami was only used in religious ceremonies due to the high price of paper. Though they were also used at weddings and as gifts by the upper classes. Anyway, look into Pinterest and you’ll find plenty of origami designs and types. So for your reading pleasure, I give you a treasure trove of creations from the world of origami.

  1. You’d fall for this paper raccoon.

Seems like this little guy’s searching for some nearby trash can. Since raccoons normally go for the scraps.

2. Apparently, origami has gone to the dogs.

These seem like different types of dogs. Includes Boston Terrier, Bulldogs, and Pug.

3. Perhaps you’d want something from a diamond box.

Yes, you can make boxes from origami. Yet, this shape might be more complicated.

4. Care to see a magnificent creature like this on the savannah?

Here we have an origami rhino. Have it cast a shadow and you’d mistake it for the real thing.

5. Any Catholic would love to have an origami of their favorite saint.

This is an origami of Saint Francis of Assisi. Includes a dog and bird.

6. A griffin always shows its fantastic wings.

I can guess because of the beak. Yet, this one even sports antlers for some reason.

7. You won’t be hearing these bluebirds sing.

Since they’re made of paper. But they nonetheless look quite graceful.

8. Wonder what’s hiding within these hearts.

Each of these even have a bow on them. And they’re all in shades of pink.

9. There are hundreds of folds within a bonsai.

Doesn’t have a lot of leaves on its branches. Yet, it’s a great work of paper art.

10. A hippocampi rises majestically from the sea.

You could call it a seahorse, but that term is already taken. So we call it a hippocampi, which comes from the Greeks.

11. Hope this frog can hop into your hearts.

This one is teal with yellow stripes on it. Yet, its eyes have a certain intensity.

12. Even in paper, a dragon is a sight to see.

This is of a Chinese dragon which is more serpent like. But not as dangerous as its western counterpart.

13. You won’t hear these brass bells ring.

Since they’re made of shiny paper. But they’re nicely topped with a blue bow.

14. An origami Christmas tree must have a star that stands out.

This one has paper folded in tiers. Yet, the golden star almost steals the show.

15. This crow has a piece of gold in its mouth.

Or is it a raven? Since you can’t always tell in these artistic creations. But I’m sticking with crow just to be safe.

16. Bet you wouldn’t play on this grand piano.

Probably smaller than it appears. But at least it incudes a row of keys.

17. Any Catholic would want this paper Virgin Mary.

This is Mary, Queen of Heaven. She wears a crown and a veil of stars.

18. Perhaps you might want to enjoy a bouquet of irises.

And you don’t even need a vase for these. Just some paper to hold it together.

19. This silver angel always delights.

She has silver wings and bows to pray. Perfect for topping an origami Christmas tree.

20. Bet you never saw a duck like this before.

This is just a plain white duck with yellow beak and feet. Yet, this waterfowl will get soggy if submerged.

21. You wouldn’t want to run into this this Imperial fighter.

I’m sure making this harder than it looks. But it proves futile if it defends the Death Star.

22. Some might prefer a modest donkey.

Well, this donkey seems to have a rather long neck. Yet, it can be rather stubborn.

23. You’ve probably never come across this unicorn.

Yes, this is an origami unicorn. Yet you have to admire its mane and tail.

24. You don’t want to put this waterlily in the pond.

The flower is periwinkle. Though it’s not set on a lily pad.

25. These paper flamingos are particularly striking.

They have a light pink body and bright pink legs. And no, you can’t use them for croquette mallets.

26. I’m sure nobody could resist this rat chef.

I guess this is Remy the Rat from Ratatouille. By the way, rats don’t do well in the kitchen.

27. Perhaps you might go for an origami of Our Lady of Fatima.

Not familiar with the legend of Fatima. Except that involves the Virgin Mary appearing in front of some kids.

28. You’ll be mesmerized by this origami star.

Perfect for any origami Christmas tree. Yet, involves a lot of complex folds.

29. You’ll be nuts over this origami animal.

Since it’s a paper squirrel. Too bad, it can’t find any kind of paper acorns.

30. Apparently, this fish has jumped out of the pond.

I think this is based on a real fish. But I’m afraid you won’t be frying this one since it’s made of paper.

31. I’m sure you wouldn’t see this Snoopy dance.

Since he’s an origami work. But certainly captures the true Snoopy likeness.

32. This paper Batman will always loom on Gotham City.

Of course, he only has a cape and cowl. But with origami, you have to improvise.

33. You’ll probably gawk at this majestic whale.

This is an origami of a blue whale. It’s perhaps the biggest animal on earth.

34. A lone flower can always blossom.

Not sure what flower this is supposed to be. But you have to admire the white petals.

35. Want to sit on this lily pad?

Though you wouldn’t want to put it on a pond. Goes well with an origami frog.

36. This origami cow will give you something to moo about.

This is an origami cow. Has spots, horns, and a sunny disposition. So cute.

37. Care for an origami rose?

These come in a wide array of colors. And none without stems or thorns.

38. How about a bear standing on its hind legs?

Guess this is an origami grizzly bear. Even has its own tree stand.

39. Anyone would be envious of this golden sabertooth.

this origami sabertooth is made from golden paper. But nonetheless looks fierce.

40. This origami penguin will warm your heart.

This little guy has his own tuxedo. And yes, it’s adorable as can be.

41. Bet you can’t believe seeing an origami orchid.

You can see a cascade of paper yellow flowers from the stem. Yet, please handle this pot with care.

42. Care to see a crawling black bear?

Then again, there are a few species of black bears. I’m just referring to the one from North America.

43. No one can resist these colorful gems.

They’re all in bright colors, too. Yet, these gems may be hard to fold.

44. There’s something batty about this origami.

Well, it’s an origami bat. And while they normally have black, gray, or brown fur, this one is purple.

45. A paper phoenix is always a majestic sight to behold.

This one comes with a very long tail. But if it burns, don’t bet on it rising from the ashes.

46. Any Formula 1 fan would love this paper race car.

Not very familiar with that kind of racing. Since the dominant auto racing in the states is usually NASCAR.

47. You’ll never forget this paper animal.

This is an origami elephant. And it’s gray with ears, trunk, and tusks.

48. You’d be pressed not to love these paper mammoths.

Not sure if they’re woolly. But both adult and calf have a similar set of tusks.

49. There’s nothing as graceful like an origami swan.

This is made from white and gold paper. And the folds are quite intricate.

50. Who wouldn’t what this rainbow chest of drawers.

I don’t think you can fit anything inside these. But they’re rather adorable.

51. This Emperor penguin always comes with its 2 chicks.

Okay, they may be in origami. Yet, everyone loves penguins so I couldn’t leave it out of this post.

52. For a simple paper design, a pig might suit you.

It’s made from a simple piece of pink paper. And yes, it can stand on its own 4 feet.

53. This little girl always loves her bird in her hand.

Bet this is made from a brown paper bag. Yet, you can’t help but admire this origami masterpiece.

54. This green dragon is a force to be reckoned with.

This one stands on its hind legs. And its chest is folded like a book.

55. A paper giraffe always stands tall.

Sure it may not have any spots. But it’s nonetheless quite amazing.

56. You’d be squawking over this colorful macaw.

Since the macaw is among the more colorful parrots around. Got to love its wings.

57. A lone fox always sits with grace.

You can see its ears, nose, and tail. Though you can’t help but behold how amazing it is.

58. Care for an origami spoon?

You wouldn’t want to eat with these. But they seem rather simple to make.

59. Nobody could resist this paper rubber duckie.

Of course, you wouldn’t want to have it at bath time. But it’s nonetheless so adorable.

60. You won’t believe how many kinds of horses you will find.

These origami horses come in all kinds of sizes and colors. But they’re all made of construction paper.

61. You can’t bomb a Death Star without an X-Wing fighter.

Indeed, it lacks markings. But it’s almost a dead ringer to the real thing.

62. You can’t go on a mission without this little droid.

Since R2-D2 is always saving everyone’s ass. And he never seems to get credit for anything he does that’s crucial to the plot.

63. You’ll have a hump of a time finding this camel.

Yes, it’s an origami camel. But good luck relying on this guy in the desert.

64. The mouse always gets the cheese.

Though the cat isn’t far behind. And yes, they’re all made out of paper.

65. Hope you can wish this paper couple well.

This is an origami bride and groom. Great as a wedding cake topper, so to speak.

66. Seems like these birds are coming to feed.

Consists of 4 types of birds. And yes, they’re all painted in glorious colors.

67. You can’t help but love these Japanese beauties.

All of them have their own hair and a rich kimono. Though many don’t have arms.

68. Best to watch out for this jellyfish.

Relax, it’s an origami jellyfish. So it won’t hurt you a bit.

69. Bet you don’t want to cross this scorpion.

Okay, this is a paper scorpion. Scary, but won’t hurt you.

70. Get a load of this majestic Pegasus.

This winged horse sports a folded paper pair of wings. And it’s made from off white paper.

71. This paper collie is always a faithful friend.

Sure it might not save your kid from a well. But it’s quite creative nonetheless.

72. Didn’t know anyone had a wide paper wardrobe.

Yes, these are origami clothes. And they can be in so many bright colors.

73. You’ll be jumping over this kangaroo.

Not sure if it comes with a pouch. Though it is a marsupial from Australia.

74. Would you like some ice cream?

Of course, you can’t eat it. Since it’s made out of paper. But it’s a rather ingenious design.

75. Anyone would adore these paper Dalmatians.

They even have spots and collars to show. And they’re standing on a green sheet of paper.

76. There’s no creature more magnificent than the mighty polar bear.

And it’s standing on its own hind legs. Yet, I’m sure global warming won’t help its survival odds.

77. What’s not to love about rainbow rabbits?

And they’re all in a circle for all to see. And yes, they’re quite cute.

78. Celebrate the holidays with this origami nativity scene.

Includes all the important figures. While the angel flies above watching them.

79. Per chance you might come across a mighty moose.

This is a gray moose. Since it’s made from gray construction paper.

80. You might run into this ravenous wolf.

Indeed, it’s a gray wolf. And I think it’s waiting for the pack.

81. You’d think this animal is as pretty as a peacock.

This one is made out of blue and peacock blue paper. And the folds are quite intricate as you see.

82. You’d be amazed by these autumn leaves.

These are all in fall colors. Though they’re all maple leaf shaped.

83. You’d go a long way with this dachshund.

It’s in black and brown paper. But it’s okay to pet it if you want to.

84. Care for a couple of purple tulips?

Like how these two are in a nice purple paper vase. So pretty.

85. Perhaps you’d like to have one of these cactus flowers.

Each of these cacti are in a shade of green. And each sits on a flower pot.

86. There’s nothing more spectacular like the mighty king of the jungle.

He even sports a mane with folds. Nonetheless, best you don’t touch it.

87. These origami pill boxes will come in handy.

Comes in standard and rainbow. And unlike the standard plastic ones, they don’t pose a great threat to the planet.

88. This origami deer certainly impresses.

Yes, the antlers are amazing. But you wouldn’t find a deer with a rack like that in PA.

89. You’d love to see this blackbird take flight.

This bird has its wings spread out. Though I don’t think it can fly.

90. Care for some rainbow candy?

Though none will contain any bon bons. Which is just fine since I’m more of a chocolate fan.

91. This paper Doberman stands in a dignified pose.

Indeed, it’s got quite a neck. But doberman fans can’t help but love it.

92. A mighty tiger always shows its stripes.

Though I’d use a brighter orange for the tiger. But it’s quite amazing.

93. Nobody could ever resist this panda bear.

It even has its own bamboo. Still, you knew I had to get to the panda at some point. So cute.

94. Hope you can light up with these paper lamps.

Technically, they’re lamp shades. Each is folded in its own way.

95. With the Holy Spirit, God will find a way.

Well, it’s an origami of the Holy Spirit. The white bird is supposed to be a dove.

96. How could anyone not love this sheep?

Well, it’s a paper sheep. So you won’t get any wool from it.

97. Do you want to build a snow man?

These are origami snowmen. And yes, they have scarves, hats, and smiling faces.

98. This orca rises to catch a fish.

You’d almost think it was a photograph of nature in action. But the orca is made of paper.

99. Hope you’d love to see these boxes.

They’re in different colors and have rather intricate folds on them. Love the purple ones.

100. Anyone would adore this purple flower in their home.

Has dark purple in the center and lavender petals. So pretty.

Not Licensed By the NCAA College Athletic Craft Projects (Third Edition)

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While some fans would rather buy some overpriced college crap courtesy of the NCAA, some prefer to make their own. Though it sometimes might require buying craft stuff with their teams name and logo on it. Indeed, the NCAA may not look too kindly on this practice since most of these crafts aren’t licensed by them. Particularly if they wind up being sold on Etsy, eBay or Amazon. Nonetheless, you have to admit that many of these crafts can have their own little charm about them. Since they tend to have a rather personal touch and creative edge. On Pinterest you’ll find a lot of stuff in the shape of the college state or in the college’s colors. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another treasure trove of unique college sports any fan could love. Of course, most of these will be from Division 1, naturally.

 

  1. No Tarheel can resist this UNC flower pot.

The flowers and foliage are fake. Yet, it has the UNC and a polka dot pot.

2. Huskies fans would adore this panel of their state.

This is a purple state of Washington with at golden W on it. Since it stands for the University of Washington.

3. Perhaps a grapevine wreath of Notre Dame will suit you.

Contains a football, a shamrock with ND, and green, blue, and white rosettes. Cue victory song.

4. Don’t like wreaths, how about this Alabama elephant hanging on your door?

This one has polka dot ears and a houndsooth bow. And yes, it’s quite adorable.

5. A Notre Dame wreath should have some festive decorations.

This one has a gold and blue bow on it. Though note the footballs and the ND.

6. Support your team wearing this Georgia Southern bracelet.

Contains yellow beads laced with blue. And it bears the Georgia Southern pendant.

7. Support your Auburn Tigers with this War Eagle football decoration.

This one is touched with orange and blue trim on the ends and a bow. Great for hanging on your front door.

8. Anyone in Iowa would die for this Hawkeye suncatcher.

It’s in a wire frame you can put in your garden. So let the light in for the game.

9. Show your support for the Crimson Tide with this Alabama pumpkin.

It’s white with black and red polka dots. Though you have to love the bow.

10. Greet your guests with this decomesh Georgia wreath.

This one is quite festive. Contains a G in the middle for Georgia.

11. For those religious types, this Crimson Tide cross may suit you.

That is, if you’re a fan of Alabama. And you like football, no less.

12. Let the Tide roll with this fuzzy black wreath.

The letters have polka dots. Yet, you know this is from Alabama.

13. Bring in the UCLA Bruin spirit with flowers.

Consists UCLA covered in yarn along with light yellow and blue flowers. So pretty.

14. Put your pussy willows in these Ohio State jars.

These jars are painted in black and white with the Ohio State logo on them. Make sure you have water before putting the willows in.

15. With this frame, you can share the Auburn memories.

This one depicts a picture of the stadium. Yet, the frame is the real star here.

16. Get in the Irish spirit with this Notre Dame cooler top.

Depicts the fighting leprechaun in a green, gold, and blue background. My apologies to Ireland.

17. Bring some color into your home with this Hawkeye yarn wreath.

It’s mostly in yellow with black stripes. But the Hawkeye logo is on the bottom.

18. Got an old Cavalier shirt? Make a pillow out of it.

Apparently, this boy appreciates it. Bet he dreams of going to the University of Virginia one day. Despite that it’s located in Charlottesville.

19. This Florida State Seminole palette will inspire pride.

This one depicts the Seminole logo. All in its red, black, and gold glory.

20. A burlap Florida wreath is just as nice.

Contains a blue ribbon around it with the UF letters. The bow is pretty, too.

21. Curl up during the game in this WVU quilt.

This one is quite intricate. Contains the WV in the center.

22. Show your Purdue pride with this wooden panel.

It’s black with golden letters. All of which Purdue fans will know.

23. Show your love for the Longhorns with this Texas wreath.

It’s mostly orange with white stripes. But anyone from the University of Texas would enjoy this.

24. Let your leprechaun sit in this small Notre Dame rocking chair.

Has gold rockers, back, and seat. But the sides are navy blue. Also has the leprechaun.

25. Game day is always festive with this Penn State wreath.

Ribbons are mostly blue and white. Yet, you see the Nittany Lion logo in 4 places.

26. Keep warm during the game with this Michigan State Spartan scarf.

Has the logo in white over green. Though the scarf doesn’t seem to have an end.

27. Any Kentucky fan must hang this stocking at their fireplace.

Though it’s not up to Santa whether the Wildcats make the Sweet 16 in March Madness. Still, I like the fringe.

28. Sit back and relax in this LSU rocking chair.

Most of it is purple with a yellow seat. And it has the LSU letters on top.

29. A Purdue wreath should always sport some elegance.

It’s a black yarn wreath with gold berries and felt flowers. And “go Purdue” is in gold letters.

30. Show Spartan pride with these block letters.

Courtesy of Michigan State fans. Each letter has its own pattern.

31. Care to hang an I on your door?

It’s a large yellow “I” with a Hawkeye logo on it. Held by a striped burlap strap.

32. West Virginia birds would love these houses.

Okay, they seem quite small for birds. But they’re in full WVU colors.

33. Hang this on your door to support the Volunteers.

This is for Tennessee football, I reckon. Yet, it has white polka dots on orange.

34. Got an old frame? Salute the Seminoles with a sign.

This one has a “Noles” hanging. And it has quite a festive flair. Like the bow, too.

35. Grace your front door with this Florida Gators wreath.

Has the UF letters at the front. And yes, the Gator is below them.

36. Perhaps you can support the Mountaineers with this wooden piece and a plate.

Well, a license plate, anyway. But I’m sure anyone in West Virginia would go for it.

37. Keep yourself warm during the game with this Ohio State quilt.

Not sure how big this supposed to be. Has the O and Buckeye leaves in the squares.

38. Light up your home with this Ohio State jar light.

You can see the lights inside. Yet, you have to like the polka dot bow.

39. A Nebraska football panel should satisfy any Huskers fan.

Has a large red N and a bow. Great for college football season.

40. Kick back and relax on this LSU lawn chair.

It’s made out of wood with purple sides. The LSU logo is on the back.

41. Show your Wildcat pride with this Arizona yarn wreath.

Contains white and red diamonds as well as flowers. The Arizona logo is on the left.

42. Be festive for the Tigers with this LSU wreath.

One of the ribbons on this wreath has tiger stripes. Yet, the LSU letters are in gold.

43. Grace your garden with this Iowa fountain.

It’s made from flower pots stacked on each other. Though the lower tier contains rocks.

44. Light up for your Tigers with this Missouri glass block light.

For some reason, the tiger seems like a popular mascot in college sports. I mean you have the LSU Tigers, Clemson Tigers, Auburn Tigers, Mizzou Tigers, etc.

45. With this N, you express your Husker pride.

It’s a black N with a football and white and red bow. Huskers is emblazoned on the slant.

46. Know your SEC with this wooden hanging.

Since I went to a Division III college, I’m not interested in conferences. Yet, this one has plenty of teams we all know.

47. Any Crimson Tide fan would want this Alabama bag.

Never understood why Bama has an elephant mascot. Then again, it’s better to show an elephant than ecologically destructive algae.

48. Bring a little light on Saturday with these LSU bottle lamps.

These seem like they’re made of stained glass. The fleur de lis all have purple and gold stripes.

49. A Texas Longhorn should always impress at the front door.

Well, it’s a Longhorn hanging at the front door. And it seems quite simple to make if you can cut it out.

50. Show your Mountaineer pride with this WVU hanging.

Has the WVU letters in navy blue. And they’re held by yellow ribbon at the door.

51. An Oregon Duck fan would enjoy this simple burlap wreath.

It’s green with a yellow bow on it. The letters U and O are on the bottom.

52. Georgia Bulldog fans always know how to show their love.

And I guess this is a way to show their love during football season. Each letter has its own unique pattern.

53. An Arkansas wreath should always have beads.

I guess a lot of red Mardi Gras beads had a lot to do with this. Has the Razorback logo encased in a football on top.

54. Any Crimson Tide fan would want this football decoration.

Has a houndsooth A on the football. Yet, the bow stands out more.

55. You can always dust up with Ole Miss.

Here is a dust pan with the Ole Miss sentiment on it. And the handle is blue to match.

56. No Buckeye fan should go without a burlap Ohio State wreath like this.

Consists of red and silver stripes. And the buckeye branch is at the bottom.

57. This Florida Gator wreath brims with bows.

The top and bottom bows are in blue. The sides are in white. And “Gators” is emblazoned in the center.

58. Grace your porch with some Auburn flower pots.

Consists of blue and orange flower pots stacked on each other. Each in their own design and pattern.

59. Kentucky fans always look forward to Wildcat basketball.

This stand consists of UK on top of a pawprint. Perfect for March Madness.

60. Tell the time of day with this Buckeye clock.

Yes, the hours are represented by nuts. And they’re in a silver and red background with a frame.

61. Apparently, you can make your own Syracuse Orange.

Though this one uses license plates and spray paint. Still, for a New York school, it’s a dumb mascot.

62. Irish eyes will shine on this Notre Dame wreath.

It’s a blue wreath with gold ribbon. The Notre Dame logo is on the bottom against a gold background.

63. Hold your dishes in this Mountaineer rack.

Yes, you can fit dishes on it. Though I wouldn’t necessarily hang it over the kitchen.

64. Bring the War Eagle spirit to your door with this Auburn grapevine wreath.

Consists of felt orange and blue flowers. Great for an Auburn tailgate party.

65. Spice up your holidays with this LSU Christmas bouquet.

Includes an LSU snowman. Despite that Baton Rouge usually doesn’t see any snow during the winter.

66. Show your Husky support with this Washington bracelet.

Includes purple and gold beads. Not to mention, has some Washington charms for good measure.

67. Any little Hawkeye will enjoy this table and chairs.

Has helmet chair backs. Table top is black with the Hawkeye logo.

68. Feel free to lounge in this Illinois lawn chair.

It’s made of wood and painted orange. But while blue I’s are on the arms, a large orange I is on the back.

69. Salute your Nittany Lions with this Penn State decomesh wreath.

Consists of navy blue ribbons with the Penn State logo on it. And PSU is in white with blue polka dots.

70. Hope you can hang this Illinois suncatcher at your window.

It’s a rather simple design. Just orange and blue with a transparent I.

71. Perhaps this WVU panel will impress your fancy.

Well, the letters are stenciled around. But it fits quite nicely on a frame.

72. Curl up on your couch with this West Virginia blanket.

One side has WVU stuff all over it. The other is just a blue fleece.

73. These Oklahoma blocks always show Sooner pride.

The small blocs are in a red with white dot pattern. The larger ones have stripes. But any fan would love these.

74. Anyone in Baton Rouge should get this LSU wreath for football season.

Has striped LSU letters front and center. Yet, you have to admire the ribbons and beads.

75. Roll in the tide with this Alabama chair.

It’s red and white but shouts support for the Crimson Tide. The inscription says it all.

76. Rest your head during the game on this Florida State pillow.

Has a heart on Tallahassee. Since that’s where the Seminoles are.

77. Any Mizzou fan would want to have this tiger.

Though I’m not sure about the birds. Assuming that it’s supposed to be a birdhouse.

78. Show your love for the Tigers with this LSU fleur de lis.

It’s even covered in Mardi Gras beads. Perfect for any door.

79. Keep warm during the game with this LSU quilt.

As you can see, it’s in a purple and gold patchwork. Though the fleur de lis is at the center.

80. No one can resist this Iowa snowman.

Wears a yellow hat and carries the Hawkeye flag. So adorable.

Not Licensed by the NFL Professional Football Craft Projects (Fourth Edition)

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Of course, I couldn’t welcome the football season without doing another annual post on NFL crafts. Indeed, the NFL may not be keen on you making your own gear if you intend to sell it. Well, unless you buy some craft supplies with your favorite team’s logo on it, which may cost you a shitload of money. However, you can do quite fine if you just use craft supplies in  your team’s colors as well. Nonetheless, once you make your NFL craft creation, you can sell it on Etsy. You can put it up in your home during the season or even wear it on game day if possible. If you don’t believe me, you can see what they have on Pinterest, Etsy, or Google Images. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another treasury of NFL craft projects. Enjoy.

 

  1. With this glass, you can raise a toast to football.

Has a football top, a field goal stem, and a field bottom. And yes, it’s painted for decoration.

2. A Jacksonville Jaguars wreath must have ribbons.

Indeed, the Jaguars aren’t among the Best NFL teams. Yet, the ribbon decorations add a nice touch.

3. Cover your New Orleans bed with this Saints quilt.

It’s mostly a patchwork with wide range of patterns. Though doesn’t New Orleans mostly enjoy warm weather?

4. Grace your front door with this Miami Dolphins yarn wreath.

Consists of orange and white felt rosettes on the bottom. Even has a felt Dolphins logo, too.

5. Support your Denver Broncos with this wooden panel.

Has “Broncos” in raised wooden letters. But the logo is painted.

6. Adorn yourself for the big game with these Patriots earrings.

I don’t think I can wear these since they’re long. And they contain the Patriots logo.

7. Light up your football home with this Dallas Cowboys block light.

This one has festive Cowboys ribbons. And the Dallas star is simple to replicate.

8. Keep yourself warm with this crocheted Patriots hat.

It’s mostly shaped like a football with pom poms on top. Also has braided strings attached.

9. Do you want to build a Packers snowman?

Has a felt Packer hat and a green scarf. Like how it carries a little branch with a star.

10. Your little Dallas Cowboy would love this crocheted cheerleading outfit.

Consists of a cowboy hat and a skirt. Nonetheless, I don’t think the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders set a good example.

11. Look snazzy at the tailgate party in this fancy Pittsburgh Steeler apron.

You can even trim it with black and gold zebra stripes. Includes gold ribbon.

12. Set down your drinks on these Seattle Seahawks crocheted coasters.

For some reason, they seem shaped like bottles though. Not sure why.

13. Make sure to stop at Atlanta Falcons Avenue.

Okay, this is a decomesh wreath. Yet, it has a felt Falcons sign.

14. Show your love for the New York Giants on a plate.

Well, license plate letters anyway. But make sure they’re on a wooden panel.

15. A Redskins grapevine wreath gets in the fall spirit.

To be fair, it doesn’t have the Redskins logo on it. Though the name is offensive just the same.

16. Bring in the Kansas City spirit with this felt Chiefs wreath.

This one includes a bow and the Kansas City arrowhead logo. And it should do nicely on your front door.

17. With this tree slice, show the pride of Ravens Nation.

Though it’s best not to let them know that they’re the original Cleveland Browns. Seriously, that’s how they got their start.

18. Step out in style in these Seattle Seahawks heels.

Decorated with glitter, ribbons, and a blue bow. Also, doesn’t seem suited for the stadium.

19. Make sure to touch your hair with this Tampa Bay Buccaneers bow.

Haven’t had a lot of Tampa Bay Buccaneers stuff on my NFL posts this year. Not sure why.

20. Care for a Green Bay Packers flower?

This is part of a headband. Yet, the Packers logo brings out the team spirit.

21. Step in the shower in these Baltimore Ravens flip flops.

However, understand that flip flops don’t have a long shelf life. As far as I can tell from my experience.

22. Nothing is so festive like a New England Patriots bauble wreath.

Though fragile, none of them are deflated. Unlike the Patriots’ footballs some years back.

23. Keep your things safe in this stylish Steeler handbag.

Goes well with the Steeler apron I previously showed. And yes, it has a gold bow to match.

24. A Saints wreath should always be a festive one.

You can tell since it has a football at the center. Yet, it seems more like a Mardi Gras decoration.

25. Need a pair of Colt hooks.

If you live in Indianapolis, I guess. Includes horseshoe hooks with stars on them.

26. How about an Oakland Raider in all sequins?

Well, he’s not all made out of sequins. Just the helmet. Though the sword is made of beads.

27. Show your team’s support with this Tennessee Titans charm bracelet.

Comprises of beads in team colors along with the Titans’ logo and football charm. Goes well with a team jersey.

28. Show your Indianapolis pride with this Colts grapevine wreath.

IT’s mostly blue with a decomesh ribbon. But the large “COLTS” letters says it all.

29. Keep yourself warm at the Mile High City with this Denver Broncos quilt.

Has the Broncos logo at the center. And this guy is proud to show it.

30. Snuggle during the game with this New England Patriots doll.

Is that a voodoo doll? And if so, can I stick pins in it? Well, it’s not like the Patriots are known for playing fair.

31. On cold days, it helps to wear a crotched Seahawks beanie.

Includes a flower sewn on by a button. And you can wear it at the game.

32. Feel free to leave your things in this Colts jar.

Not sure what this used for. But I bet it makes a handy decoration.

33. You’ll always be prepared with this Steelers diaper bag.

It’s an ideal gift for any new Steeler dad. Bet it includes a Steelers binky or two.

34. Keep the Packers spirit by hanging this wreath.

Mostly consists of ripped felt strips. And it’s touched by the logo and ribbons.

35. If you’re hooked on the Steelers, try this panel.

It’s a panel with hooks for coats an’at. And yes, it’s a must have for Steeler fanatics.

36. Your cups will always be snug with these crocheted Seahawks cozies.

You can use them to put on your Starbucks cup if they get your name wrong. Each also has a logo and team name.

37. Catch the sun with this Pittsburgh Steeler suncatcher.

Depicts the Pittsburgh Steeler logo in white. And here it’s hanging in front of the window in black and gold glory.

38. Step out to the game in these New York Giants flats.

They’re even covered in glitter for extra shimmer. They’re also easier on the feet than heels.

39. Don’t like wreaths? How about a Bengals B?

This one has a B in tiger stripes and a football on top. Perfect for anyone in Cincinnati.

40. Celebrate the football season with this San Francisco 49ers decomesh wreath.

Includes a 49ers flag. Yet, the S and F really stand out here.

41. You can keep your head warm with these crotched San Diego Chargers hats.

One has a pom pom top. The other has a flower. Each have a lightning bolt.

42. Bring on the black and gold with this Pittsburgh Steelers wreath.

This one has an intricate pattern around the wreath. Still, you have to love the bow and logo.

43. On cold days, cuddle up with this Indianapolis Colts blanket.

This one is in a Colts pattern in felt. Not sure what’s underneath.

44. You’ll be charged up in this apron.

Since it’s an apron for the San Diego Chargers. Yes, I know they moved to Los Angeles.

45. This Philadelphia Eagles bottle light will shine quite bright.

Contains the Eagles logo. Yet, please don’t bring it to the Super Bowl party if they win.

46. Any Indianapolis Colts fan would love to hang this panel.

Well, this one seems like you’d find it at the NFL store. Yet, it’s within a blue frame.

47. Salute your Dallas Cowboys with these bottles.

The two side ones have zigzag stripes. While the center one contains the Dallas Cowboys star.

48. Perhaps a Seahawks diaper bag might interest you.

Well, this is a different diaper bag variation. Comes with many pockets on the outside.

49. This baby pillow and blanket will do nicely in a Seahawks nursery.

But please don’t put the pillow in the crib until they’re at the toddler stage. Nonetheless, the bright green seems rather soft.

50. No Houston Texan fan can do without a wreath like this.

It’s decomesh with wooden logo of the Texans. Great for any front door in Houston.

51. Greet your guests with this Washington Redskins wreath.

Includes a football and bear. And yes, everything but the flowers has the Redskins logo.

52. Bet this rock belongs to the New Orleans Saints.

Has fleur de lis and the words “Saints” painted on a rock. And it’s propped on a metal frame.

53. Know who dat with this New Orleans Saints wreath.

You can see the fleur de lis on the decomesh. Also includes football.

54. Any little Miami Dolphins fan would love this crotched cap.

Still, I don’t see the need for a cap like this in Miami. But it’s kind of cute.

55. For the big game, wear a Colts headband for luck.

This one has a large Colts horseshoe on it. Perfect for the big game.

56. You’d fall in love with this Pittsburgh Steelers snow family.

Well, it’s A Christmas ornament. But you have to love their black and gold scarves and ear muffs.

57. Hope you can sleep tight with this New England Patriots dream catcher.

However, if you want a life like Tom Brady, then dream on. Because that won’t happen.

58. Show your Dallas pride with this Cowboys palette.

Has the Dallas star on top. A must have for Cowboys fans.

59. Any Seahawk fan would love to have this garden stand in their garden.

Has the Seahawk logo with a border of blue shades. Love the wire work though.

60. This Redskins wreath can hit a fan right in the heart.

Even has roses on it. Kind of quaint for a wreath dedicated to a team with a racial slur name.

61. Show up to the big game in this Broncos dress.

Though it seems rather short. Has orange and white straps.

62. Dress your mile high bed with this Broncos quilt.

Mostly consists of orange and blue squares. And each square has a Broncos logo.

63. With this Steelers quilt, you’ll never freeze during the game.

Has the Steeler logo in the center. While it’s surrounded by squares of black and gold.

64. You can always bundle up in this Seahawks scarf.

Consists of blue, white, and green zigzags. Perfect for the cold Seattle weather.

65. A tulle wreath is all you need in Steelers country.

It’s mostly black with the logo in tulle. The flag is on top to match.

66. In the Seattle cold, put on this Seahawks hat and scarf.

Both hat and scarf feature the Seahawk Logo. And are both trimmed in lime green.

67. Perhaps a painted Patriot suncatcher may suit you.

Includes the Patriot logo over a star. And they’re encased with an oval frame.

68. Kick back and relax in this Seattle Seahawks lawn chair.

This one has bright green arms and a seahawk eye back. And yes, it’s quite colorful.

69. Cover yourself at the game with this Pittsburgh Steeler blanket.

Well, this one isn’t as well done as some of the quilt. But they tried their best.

70. This Seahawks blanket is perfect for any game.

It’s blue with green stripes, too. Even has a football pattern to match.

71. Show Baltimore pride with this Ravens shell pennant.

Well, this is kind of ingenious. Though it has the Baltimore Raven logo on it.

72. In Wisconsin, you must lounge in this Packers chair.

This one has the G on the back. Perfect for a Cheesehead’s porch.

73. A Patriots fan would adore this license plate panel.

This one has the team spelled on a plate. And the Patriots logo on the side.

74. In Pittsburgh, get lit with this sophisticated bottle light.

Even comes with grapes. Wonder if I should get something like this for my dad.

75. You can’t resist this Dallas Cowboy snowman.

Not exactly sure what this is made of. Still, do they have snowmen in Texas. Because I don’t think it snows there.

76. Anyone in Arizona would want this Cardinal palette.

Yes, that cardinal certainly looks fierce. Though it looks a bit odd made out of planks.

77. You’d find this glass has a Minnesota Viking on it.

Not sure if you’d want to drink out of it. Also, real Vikings didn’t wear horns on their helmets.

78. Best you can hang this Packers wreath on your door.

It’s made out of decomesh. And it has a Packers logo in the center.

79. Show your pride for Steeler Nation with this wreath of flags.

It’s a decomesh with flags in a clockwise position. Has Steelers logo in the center.

80. This Bud Light wreath will make any Dallas Cowboy fan say, “Dilly, Dilly.”

Well, at least it matches the stars. Though they wish all their rivals will end up in the pit of misery.

Celebrate the Stars and Stripes Forever with These Star Spangled 4th of July Craft Projects (Third Edition)

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Now we’re on to crafts. You might see with my opening pictures that the 4th of July is often celebrated outdoors with picnics, barbecues, and fireworks. After all, it takes place during the summer. And in some places of America, you’re bound to find towns holding parades and cities staging events like regattas if they’re near a body of water. So it’s only a given you’d see stores across the US brimming with American flag decorations in red, white, and blue galore. Yet, some people might prefer some DIY stuff they can make their own. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another assortment of ingenious and fanfare worthy crafts for the 4th of July.

  1. A few flags in your flower patch makes a great centerpiece.

Yet, I’m not sure if the flowers are real or fake. But they go well with the stripes.

2. Don’t want to ruin an American flag? Use a wooden panel instead.

Sure it may not have all the stars and stripes. But our flag is very complicated to replicate.

3. Plant your flowers in these patriotic pots.

Each one has a unique design in red, white, and blue. So feel free to plant your all-American zinnias.

4. Got some cardboard toilet paper and paper towel rolls? Make fireworks out of them.

Make sure they’re all in patriotic red, white, and blue patterns. Also, that they have tops to make them look bursting.

5. Show your love for American with this folksy hanging.

This one has the American flag in the shape of a heart. Ideal for rustic settings.

6. Make your front door star-spangled with this red, white, and blue bauble wreath.

Seems like they have these for every occasion. But this one sure is shiny.

7. Curl up on cool summer nights with this American flag quilt.

Yes, it’s all crumpled up on a couch. But you can see some of the flags and stars on the patchwork.

8. Don your hair with these watermelon clips.

As you see, they’re in red, white, and blue instead of green, pink, and black. Because it’s for a patriotic occasion.

9. This dresser is in the spirit of 1776.

Since it depicts the Betsy Ross flag. Though Betsy Ross didn’t design it since that story was made up by her grandchildren.

10. Red, white, and blue baubles can make any home festive.

These baubles are in glass jars for a display. And yes, they’re quite star-spangled.

11. There’s nothing patriotic on 4th of July like wearing a red, white, and blue tie-dye shirt.

Sure it’s not in a stars or stripes pattern. But it’s quite groovy nonetheless.

12. Show the spirit of 1776 with this American flag tutu.

Of course, this is for a young girl. But it made out of red, white, and blue tulle and ribbons.

13. Grace your front door this 4th of July with this decomesh wreath.

This one has an American flag star and ribbons. So stunning for any door.

14. Feel free to show your love for God and country.

Yes, it’s quite rustic. But at least this one seems to have 50 stars as dots.

15. Dress up your baby this Independence Day in this patriotic onesie.

Yes, the blue in this is a handprint. But it’s quite adorable, don’t you think?

16. Any little all-American girl would love this flag skirt.

Yes, this is from the back with a red bow. But what little girl in the US wouldn’t want this?

17. Rest your head on this American flag pillow.

This one consists of interesting stripes if you ask me. But it makes a great decoration.

18. Nobody can resist these star-spangled centerpieces.

Each of these boxes holds a bouquet of white and blue flowers. And they’re all on red stars.

19. Got empty shotgun shells? Make an American flag out of them.

Perfect if you’re an NRA member and don’t want to give up your AR-15s so kids can go to school without getting shot. But that’s just me.

20. This patriotic cone is filled with all-American goodness.

Consists of a teddy bear and fireworks on the top. Great for any quality all-American home.

21. Kick back and relax in these 4th of July lawn chairs.

These consist of images depicting the Statue of Liberty, fireworks, and a flag. And all in red, white, and blue.

22. For a more festive fanfare, try this American flag rag wreath.

Yes, it kind of looks messy. But it’s rather fit for any homespun American home.

23. Tell time from anywhere in the US with this large American flag clock.

Indeed, this wooden clock is quite huge if you ask me. But you have to admire the craftsmanship. Though you might not want to buy it.

24. A patriotic flower basket should always include a few pinwheels.

As long as they are in American flag patterns, of course. Still, love the red and white flowers.

25. Perhaps an American flag yarn wreath might suit you.

This one has red and white stripes along a blue portion with stars. Perfect for any patriotic front door.

26. Don’t like wreaths? How about a red star in frame?

The frame is laced with American flag patterned ribbon. And yes, it seems easy to make.

27. Let the flag shine bright with these star-spangled jars.

Just put these flags on the jars, use candles, and you’re done. And yes, they do shine quite bright.

28. This American flag panel lets the eagle soar.

Okay, this panel is quite artistically brilliant. Bet it fetches a high price on Etsy.

29. Let freedom shine with this rustic American lantern.

I know it doesn’t have a light inside. But its American flag decor make it worthwhile to put on this post.

30. Perhaps you might prefer a flowery American wreath.

This one consists of red, white, and blue flowers. Includes a red star and ribbons.

31. Got an old window pane? Make an American flag out of it.

Okay, this one uses about 2 panels instead of 6. Yet, you have to admire it in any room.

32. Celebrate the nation with this wooden panel.

Depicts the United States in the American flag. And on a finely varnish wooden board, too.

33. Some may prefer celebrating America in all caps.

Well, bottle caps anyway. Because many of the Stanley Cup winning Washington Capitals are Canadian.

34. Grace your 4th of July table with this flowery wreath.

Yes, some of the flowers may not seem blue. But the wreath appears to make a fine centerpiece.

35. Show your love for America with this wooden patriotic stand.

This one has wooden blocks depicting American sentiments. And each in red, white, or blue.

36. This star-spangled banner is a real patchwork.

This one consists of red, white, and blue squares in different patterns. But it resembles the American flag nonetheless.

37. Make sure you have your stars in a row.

These are decorated in ribbons and other decorations. And yes, they’re in red, white, and blue.

38. A burlap wreath can never have enough American flags.

Indeed, they have to be small. But this goes well on any American front door since it’s quite stunning.

39. Speaking of burlap, some might prefer a patriotic wreath like this.

One side is blue with stars. The other has red and white stripes. And there’s a bow in the middle.

40. Care for a wreath of Dixie cups.

Well, this is a perfect barbecue and picnic decoration. Yet, I wonder how they can find white and blue ones.

41. You can’t celebrate the 4th of July without dear old Uncle Sam.

This one is made of wood with a rag beard. Kind of resembles Santa Claus with a fancy top hat.

42. Hope you don’t light these fireworks.

Because all of these are made out of wood and string. Yet, each one has stars and red ends. Please don’t light them up.

43. Lounge around in your star-spangled lawn chair.

This is painted like the grand old flag. Though it does have a worn out look about it.

44. Feel free to support the USA with this mailbox decoration.

This mostly consist of wooden letters and blue decomesh. Still, how do you manage to decorate a mailbox? Most people don’t bother.

45. Let your patriotic pansies grow in this flower box.

This one just consists of a pallet box painted like an American flag. But it’s perfect for plants.

46. If it’s not Christmas, it’s a patriotic American tree.

Though there are some who do celebrate Christmas in July. Still, this one has all the trimmings and decorations you can think of. Yet, it’s mostly made from cotton balls.

47. Make your 4th of July festive with this star-spangled wreath.

This one seems like an elaborate fireworks show. Yet, I love the large star the best.

48. Make your picnic a blast with these sand filled candle holders.

And yes, they use red, white, and blue sand. So you can make your barbecue all so festive.

49. Ever saw an American flag folded like this?

Okay, I’m don’t think it’s a real American flag. But it sure looks great on the mantle.

50. A star-spangled flower tin can use a few American flags.

After all, this tin has a Betsy Ross design painted on it. So it can use a few flags.

51. Got an old lawn chair? Make an American flag of it.

Though it has to be a certain type of lawn chair. Though this is quite amazing.

52. Make your home stun with this festive 4th of July hanging.

Includes an American flag, ribbons, Uncle Sam hat and other decor. But it’s quite lovely.

53. Ever heard of star trees?

These are red, white, and blue trees with stars all over them. And yes, they’re all in pots.

54. Hope these cloth stars shine bright.

Both of these are made of felt on sticks. Yet, only one is against a doily of lace.

55. This American wreath is all composed of balls.

I’m sure these are mostly either styrofoam and ping pong ones. Yet, I love the stars here.

56. These garden wind decorations blow red, white, and blue.

This one has blue with stars on top and red and white stripes on the bottom. Perfect for a garden tunnel like this.

57. This patriotic wreath is all decked in red, white, and blue.

Consists of baubles, stars, ribbons, and other decorations. Best to use if you plan to shoot fireworks.

58. You can’t go wrong with a wooden Uncle Sam hat.

Has red and white stripes on top. Consists of dotted blue on the brim. And it’s touched with a star and ribbons.

59. With these cans, you can light up the night.

Designs include USA, fireworks, and a star. And all are in red, white. and blue.

60. Show your patriotism with this pin of Old Glory.

This mostly consist of safety pins and beads. So feel free to let the flag fly.

61. Let freedom ring with this 4th of July wreath.

After all, “Freedom Is Not Free” as this wreath says.” Decorated with flags and stars, by the way.

62. You can always light up in this Uncle Sam hat.

Includes some American flags. One of which has a star cut out. Perfect for a table at a barbecue.

63. Make sure the red, white, and blue blocks have stars on them.

And the stars can’t match the blocks in color. Though I like how they used string to tie each one pairing together.

64. A patriotic princess just has to have a billowing red, white, and blue dress.

The dress is mostly made out of tulle with red, white, and blue. But it’s nonetheless adorable.

65. Perhaps this patriotic panel might suit you.

Yes, it’s an interesting piece. Sure it doesn’t resemble the flag. But I don’t mind.

66. Make sure your apothecary jars say, “USA.”

Well, each one has a letter on it with a burlap bow. Perfect for any American home.

67. Sometimes it helps if you wrap a flag around a wreath of straw.

Well, it’s quite a stunning sight to have at one’s front door. Still, love the bow.

68. Then again, your little princess might prefer a striped dress.

The stripes are in zigzag. And the blue consists of dots than stripes.

69. Set your drinks down on this American flag coffee table.

Well, it’s quite rustic looking. But it’s finely varnished with the painted surface. Love it.

70. Rest your ass on this star-spangled bench.

This one consists of red stripes and white stripes along with a blue square. Words inscribed are “My country tis of Thee.”

71. Relax on your deck in these American flag lawn chairs.

By the way, we have a matching pallet set. And yes, they sure do rock.

72. You might like the stars on this wooden flag panel.

Indeed it doesn’t have the stripes and stars as the flag. But the stars are slightly raised for effect.

73. Sometimes you can do with a bit of fencing.

This one has some fence with decorations. Includes an American flag star and blue lantern.

74. Get an Uncle Sam hat bursting with stars.

The stars on these are golden as they sit on similarly golden berries. But it’s a grand patriotic display for a table.

75. Maritime folk might prefer this American flag anchor.

It’s a curl decoration. Yet, you have to love the creative ingenuity on it.

76. Impress your guests with this wood curl American flag wreath.

I know it seems quite feathery. Yet, the wood on this appears quite delicate if you ask me.

77. A 4th of July wreath should brim with flowers.

Though I have a few flower wreaths on this post, they’re not quite vibrant as this. Includes a bow near the bottom.

78. A 4th of July wreath should include a star-spangled star.

Consists of flowers and a large star with stars on it. Also like the American flag ribbon.

79. Make your home more homespun with this American flag milk can and bucket.

Granted these are just for show. But they will certainly go well with the homestead.

80. Keep all your Americana in this Uncle Sam pouch.

Includes an American flag, fireworks, and a bald eagle. Also his hat states “1776.”

81. Stick your American flags in this spindle post.

It’s just a high column painted black. But be free to put as many flags as you want.

82. Grow your flowers in this American flag teacup flower pot.

Yes, it may appear quite small. But these flowers look lovely inside it.

83. Perhaps you might want to drape a flag over an old ladder.

Includes a candle and sunflower, too. Wouldn’t mind having this at my house.

84. Don’t like wreaths? Try a red, white, or blue star.

Each one of these is painted in the colors of Old Glory. Nonetheless, they’re quite beautiful.

85. Feel free to sit on this American flag stool.

Well, it’s a bar stool. Though despite how it’s frowned upon to sit on the flag, this stool was made for sitting.

86. Perhaps you might want 3 stars in one.

They’re all made of sticks and in red, white, and blue. Not sure if I’d want that in my house.

87. Hope you’d like to hang an Old Glory saw on the 4th of July.

It’s painted in red, white, and blue. And it comes with an “Old Glory” bow.

88. If you love majestic mountains, perhaps you’d want this American flag hanging.

Sure it may have a flag in the background. Yet, this woman seems very proud of her creation.

89. Show your love for America with this heart panel.

This one has stars in a near heart shape. Nevertheless, I love this. So pretty.

90. Any American would love this patriotic night stand.

It has a flag on top, a striped drawer, and a blue star on red and white stripes on the bottom. Perfect for any patriotic home.

91. Put your white bread inside this Betsy Ross flag bread box.

The Betsy Ross flag is on the door. And the top is decorated with 3 blue stars.

92. With these blocks are the values our country holds dear.

Well, Americans do value freedom. But some people do have a funny sense of honor.

93. Sit back and relax in this American flag easy chair.

Never thought I’d see a piece of furniture like this before. Yet, I do love the upholstery.

94. You might want to picnic on this Old Glory table.

One plank is red. One plank is blue. The flag is the table.

95. You’ll find plenty of stars on these fireworks.

Well, the stars are yellow for bursts. But the firecrackers are all red, white and blue.

96. There’s nothing more American this 4th of July than a wreath of denim for your door.

This is wrapped by old jeans. Because jeans are an iconic American clothing item.

97. A grand old flower flag makes an ideal 4th of July centerpiece.

Make sure the flowers are fake and in a wooden crate first. So pretty. Love it.

98. Catch the light with this patriotic suncatcher.

This is made of stained glass with a red shield and a blue eagle. Kind of resembles a car logo.

99. If you have small flower pots, use them to make candle holders.

They’re painted in red, white, and blue. And they’re all stacked together. What more can you love?

100. Care for a potted Uncle Sam?

This one has him in striped pants, a blue shirt with stars, and glasses. All in all he’s adorable sitting in a red chair.

The Pastel World of Easter Village Houses (Second Edition)

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Though Christmas and Halloween may be far more popular holidays, Easter has its large share of fans. So it’s no surprise that we have plenty of Easter village houses. After all, if you’re a company that sells these houses and accessories, why stop at Christmas when you can sell similarly themed items all year long? Sure these village sets can be very expensive. But they’re popular enough for me to do multiple posts on them. With Easter, you find plenty of houses in pastel colors as well as bunnies, chicks, flowers, butterflies, and sheep. And yes, there’s plenty of cuteness to go around. Though many of these houses may be made out of porcelain, some of these Easter village enthusiasts opt for the putz variety. Sometimes, they make their own putz house which you might see on Etsy. Anyway, for your reading pleasure, I give you another treasury of charming Easter houses and villages. Enjoy.

  1. An Easter putz village should always be all glitter.

Make sure you include bunnies and chicks. Oh, and that the trees have Easter eggs on them.

2. Bunnies always enjoy an Easter egg tree.

Though this more or less resembles a Charlie Brown Tree with Easter eggs. Yet, the house is quite whimsical.

3. Don’t forget to put a bunny peep on the front door.

The bunny peep even has a purple butterfly. The windows are made out of cardboard.

4. Of course, some houses might contain an addition or two.

This one even has an Easter egg tree. And the front roof has stripes.

5. How about set your spring village near a window?

Wonder if they use the same window for a Christmas village. Since it seems familiar to me.

6. A pink should always have matching flowers.

This one also has a fancy roof and tree with purple baubles. Like the silver trim.

7. A chick should always have a pink balcony.

This one has a rather gabled roof and pink stairway. Like the chick and trees.

8. You can put anything on an Easter tree.

Not sure if it’s a DIY or professionally made. But you have to love the collage of decor.

9. Even a pale blue house can have a spring renovation.

This one has bunnies in front of the house with trees. But the pink rose on the roof really stands out.

10. Two chimneys are sometimes better than one.

Helps that it’s pink. Has some berries between the roof and front door.

11. Perhaps a pale pink house can suit your Easter fancy.

It has the bunnies with eggs. Though the window edging appears to resemble seashells.

12. Bunnies and chicks delight in an Easter tree.

This one has a craft tree with pom pom chicks on it. Love the bunny in the basket.

13. Spring birdhouses could use a few flowers.

Well, one of them is supposed to be a church. Yet, both have birds at the high holes.

14. A pink roof can always use a splash of glitter.

This yellow house has blue doors and window trim. Hope the bunny doesn’t mind looking at it.

15. A small blue church makes a lovely Easter addition.

This one has a lamb in front. But you have to admire the tall steeple.

16. A white Easter house can be just as nice.

Has a string of pearls aligning the roof. The trees are decked with Easter eggs.

17. These bunnies love their flowery home.

You’d wonder if whoever made this used wall paper. Yet, certainly has a spring feel.

18. An Easter village looks lovely in the night sky.

Okay, the sky is a board with lights on it. Nonetheless, it’s quite quaint and stunning.

19. A shiny blue church should have a purple steeple.

Has a cross on top and over the doorway. A small chick is near the glitter wall.

20. Birdhouses always shine in glitter.

Well, you put birdseed in these. Yet, one of them looks more like a bird gazebo.

21. Perhaps a quaint white cottage will do.

This one seems straight out of a storybook. And home to a cute little rabbit, too.

22. A paper house should have a certain whimsy.

The house is yellow with lattice work. And it’s topped with a light blue roof.

23. Nothing brings in an Eastery spring like a yellow church.

Has pink trees at the front with a rabbit. Like the wreath near the roof though.

24. An Easter village can always shine under the sky.

This one has a blue sky with cotton ball clouds. And the towering trees are spectacular.

25. Everyone has to love a green house with polka dots.

This one has a blue roof with flowers. Even has a girl emerging from the doorway.

26. Speaking of green houses, check out this one with moss.

This one has white shutters and green and pink Easter eggs. Like the bunny.

27. A blue church should have a couple of pink trees.

This one has a green roof with fancy edging. Though the best part of this are the windows.

28. A sea green house always needs a pink butterfly.

Not sure if I care for the pill green shade. But it makes the decor stand out.

29. Don’t forget to add a chimney.

Okay, the color isn’t the most flattering. But at least it doesn’t remind me of Prozac.

30. A lavender church has a certain Easter charm.

Has a tree with yellow flowers beside it. Great for any spring village.

31. A blue church is wondrous with a silver roof.

Has a purple steeple and a silver cross on top. And yes, it’s covered in glittery splendor.

32. An Easter house can never have too many flowers.

Yes, the flowers are fake. But at least the smoke coming from the chimney is cotton.

33. A bright blue house will bring the Easter spirit.

This one has 2 chimneys and tall windows. Love the wreath and trees though.

34. Bet this is supposed to be a candy factory.

And it’s on a jar of jelly beans, too. Has 3 different colored smokestacks with stripes.

35. An Easter house can be of all kinds of colors.

This one has pink edging with pastels on the walls. If the colors were brighter, it would’ve been an eyesore.

36. Perhaps you might like a white church with flowers.

This one seems to have retro feel to it. Not sure what the angel is here though.

37. Is that carrot supposed to be a chimney?

Well, it sure looks like it. Though I’m not sure whether it goes with the pink house or trees.

38. Even an unconventional Easter house can be like a home.

Has a ridged roof with a butterfly. Yet, the bunny is happy just the same.

39. A pale yellow house can always glimmer.

Okay, I’m not too crazy about this house since it’s color is sloppy. But I do like the tree with purple flowers.

40. Anyone would be pleased to have a white bunny at their chimney.

If it weren’t for the Easter bunny and eggs, you’d almost think it’s a Christmas house. So cute.

41. A small green house is all this bunny needs.

This one even has a little door and an egg tree. Another tree has buttons.

42. Pastel houses always show an Easter spirit.

Well, the colors may seem somewhat faded. But some of these houses retain some Easter charm.

43. A green birdhouse makes a lovely church.

This one has a cross on top with a wreath. And there’s an angel coming out from the doors.

44. A pink house can never have too many flowers.

This one has flowers on the roof and ground. Not sure what to think about the windows though.

45. An Easter house should look as sweet as candy.

This one is in bright blue with peppermints near the roof. Like the door and window decorations though.

46. A pink peppermint house always brings spring in.

Doesn’t have as many candy decorations, but the bunny is adorable. Love it.

47. How about a house brimming with flowers?

Well, this one seems covered in vines. Everything seems to grow wild here.

48. Perhaps a small pink house will do well for the chicks.

This one has a silver roof and a pink flower. But the chicks appear to love it.

49. You may prefer a small blue cottage.

Sure it may not seem like much. But you have to like the bunny and Easter egg in the front.

50. Chicks would certainly dig this white Easter house.

Though I think they’re busier with a shoe at the moment. Still, this is rather quaint.

51. An Easter house like this is bound to make anyone happy.

Well, it says “happy” on the roof. Wonder if it’s part of a set. Like the bunny with a carrot.

52. Easter can’t be Easter without spring flowers.

This one has a girl in a flower dress. There are even flowers above the windows and in a basket.

53. A light blue house always endears chicks.

This one has some vibrant Easter decorations like what’s between the windows. And yes, there are the chicks in a shoe.

54. A silver bunny loves a house with pink flowers.

Let’s hope that’s not a real chocolate bunny. Because that would be a waste of valuable candy.

55. Nothing shows the Easter charm like a pink house.

It even says “Easter” above the door. Though I love the flowers and bow.

56. Flower boxes always give a nice springtime touch.

Each of these is outside the window and filled with flowers in their spring glory. Love it.

57. A purple and blue Easter house can have a whimsical touch.

This one has a rather unique design. But you have to love the flowers and bunnies. So pretty.

58. A purple house has spring in the air.

Even comes iwth a purple tree. Love the chick within the purple fence.

59. Spring is always quaint with a simple blue cottage.

Comes with a little red wagon with a flower wreath. Includes flowers, a bunny, and a basket of eggs.

60. Bunnies and chicks frolic at this purple house.

This one has images of chicks and bunnies taken from cards. Even has flowers between the windows.

61. You can make your garden grown in the early spring time.

The tree has all kinds of white berries. Includes a flower box, too.

62. A slant roof house can have Easterly flair.

Has “Happy Easter” on the roof. And it’s decked with purple bows and a string of purple pearls.

63. A blue house should come with a matching butterfly.