DIY’s from the 1920’s…rock house magazine part 5

This was the cool part when I looked through this magazine, the fact that even back in the 1920’s they did crafts. More so in fact, since there were no other distractions like we have today. Also things were harder to come by so you had to either figure out how to make something yourself or fix something that broke.

This magazine was an issue from the month of February, the month of love. There were a lot of Valentine crafts in it like these adorable paper dolls.


They also had some great tips on what to do with lemons. If you lived in Arizona back then, then you had access to plenty of lemons. They grow everywhere in this state.


There were even some recipes for lemon drinks

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This was interesting. It was an article on how to turn old containers into lamps. Looks like they did a lot of up-cycling too.


There was another article on embroidering your dresses in time for the summer.


There is no way I would have the time or talent to do this today. This must have been something housewives did after doing all that laundry by hand, if they couldn’t afford a washing machine that is.


I bet these dresses once finished were beautiful in person.


Loved this ad because of the colors of yarn. I also have a bit of a thing for yarn crafts.


There was even plans for how to build your own house. Since we are on the subject of houses, I just have to mention Restlessroots  and their journey of building a beautiful cabin by a lake. It is amazing to me when someone can start a home from nothing. At Our little Red House we just redid some things and fixed it up but to be able to build something from the beginning…WOW, okay, I’m impressed. I love when people build something with their own two hands.


Then there was a really great article on how to make your own hats.


There was this one.


Hat number two.


Number three.


Hat number 4.


And finally this one.


Hope you all enjoyed some DIY’s from the 1920’s. Next and final post from this old magazine will be photos from the back pages. Hope you have a chance to stop by and check it out.








11 Comments Add yours

  1. Upcycled lamps! Yup guess its nothing new lol

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    1. I know, and here I thought we in the 21st century were the first upcyclers. You learn something everyday.

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  2. I bet you would uave the most extraordinary embroidered dresses in town 🙂

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  3. Yarn crafts are growing on me too.

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    1. There are so many colors to choose from that it is hard to pick one sometimes. We have a craft store in our city that I am always shopping at.

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  4. First thing I saw were the cut out paper dolls ….. I used to love those and hadn’t thought about them in ages …. how cool is it to see them again 🙂 And then I see you mentioned us with so kind words…..thank you !!! I think you did a lot more than “just redoing” things at the “Little Red House” …..and what you did and do is amazing !! Anyhow, needless to say I loved to read this blog too and have you in my thoughts a lot this week 😉 All will be good…take care and stay strong 🙂 !!

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    1. Thank you. I am almost there, tomorrow is the first day, we will see where this adventure takes me, although I rather not go on this type of adventure. Hey, did you use old Sears catalogs to make paper dolls with too, because we did when I was little. There was quite the collection of paper dolls back in my childhood with Barbie being the most popular.

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      1. OMG…..the good old Sears catalog 🙂 Definitely used that one …. so funny I almost forgot about it ! And about Barbie…..we are on the same page 😉
        Going to send you all the energy I have ……and I know it’s easy saying that….but you’ll be good and you’ll get the chance to make us all happy with your wonderful blogs for many, many more years! Big Nova Scotian bear hug and all the best !!

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      2. Thank you again, you always have the best things to say. I had so much fun with those barbie paper dolls and thanks for all the positive energy, so sweet and I will need it. Have a great week and don’t work too hard, take some time off to enjoy all that beautiful nature of yours. Hugs back to you all too.

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  5. showtunessal says:

    Wow! Thank you for sharing. We’ve lost so much individual innovation in our modern times.

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    1. You’re welcome, so sorry it has been awhile since I stop by to visit your site. I have been crazy busy with things in my life. I hope you are feeling better and you and your family are doing well. Always love checking in on you all, you have a beautiful family.


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