Vintage art craft is able to create a unique decorations and designs for any occasions. They are loved especially by those antique collectors. However, vintage craft can be made ourselves as well provided that you have the materials and some know-how in making it.
Creating craft projects using vintage materials adds a dimension of history and character to a piece of art and to the space where it’s used. You can decorate with vintage ceiling tiles even if your furniture is contemporary or retro-modern. Incorporate hints of vintage into a modern design style to add to your space’s layered beauty.
You can turn metal ceiling tiles into hanging light fixtures. Puncture holes along the engraved designs of six tiles and connect them into a cube shape with screws or wire, keeping the top panel removable. Drill a hole in the top panel and attach a light bulb, cable and chain. When you are ready to hang the light, close the top panel and attach the light by its chain to the ceiling.
Vintage buttons are another popular type of art craft that you may be interested in. These buttons are highly collectable and sometimes date back 100 years or more. They are made in glass, metal, wood, Bakelite, gemstones or hand tooled celluloid. It only takes one or two of these little treasures to make something special. Find vintage buttons in antique stores, through hobbyists on the Internet or by carefully searching through used clothing at thrift shops or garage sales.
Homemade necklaces can be made to look like they are from a bygone era. For a simple method to make vintage jewelry, purchase vintage charms from a craft store. These come in a variety of styles, ranging from Victorian pendants with intricate lace and flower patterns to medieval cross pendants. For an old-fashioned look, put the pendant on a ribbon and tie it around your neck.
Nothing says vintage like images from a bygone era. Download old art and pictures from the era of your choice and print them. Cut them out and glue them to a wide range of home items to make the item look as though it is from that era. Glue the image to an item using a water-based glue and sealer. You can fix the images to wooden blocks for old-time building blocks or attach the images to cups or Christmas ornaments.
Aging is the process of making something new look old. Buy an item with a vintage feel to it, or something that looks like it can come from any era. Then wreck it. The idea is to make the item look old and worn. Rub sandpaper around the edges of the item to make it look scuffed and used. Put dents in the item using a hammer. Light touches of black marker can make the item look like it has burn marks or the paint has worn off. With a little ingenuity, you can own antiques without searching flea markets or paying a lot of money for a true antique.