14 Crafts You Made Before They Were Cool

If you and the glue gun were an item long before Pinterest got everyone hip to crafting, this one goes out to you.

1. Friendship Bracelets

Before friendship bracelets were stacked with beautiful bling…

…your arm was covered in a rainbow of macrame.

2. Embellished Shirts

Before Fashion DIYers were making chic sequin sweatshirts…

…you recreated one of these puffy paint looks from a book that you begged your mom for at the craft store.

3. Pom Pom Crafts

Before everyone was stringing pom pom garlands in their space…

…you were making googly eye critters from your grandma’s yarn stash

4. Nylon crafts

Before everyone was embellishing their nylon tights…

…you were cutting them up to make loom potholders at bible school.

5. Seed Bead Necklaces

Before pretty braided seed bead necklaces were a wardrobe must-have…

…you were obsessed with making daisy chain chokers. Sigh, the ’90s.

6. String Art

Before string art shared sweet typographic sentiments…

…you were making these kinds of ’70s epic masterpieces.

7. Rugmaking

Before everyone was making a rug using t-shirts and a hula hoop…

…you made one with fabric scraps in your elementary school art class.

8. Perler Bead Crafts

Before perler beads made awesome earbud accents…

…you were making frames, boxes, and coasters trying not to burn yourself with the iron.

9. Shoe Crafts

Long before everyone was adding a funky touch to their TOMS shoes…

…you were doodling on your toes during history class.

10. Ripped T-shirts

Before everyone was cutting up their shirt six ways to Sunday…

…you were slashing your shirts just like Jennifer Beals in Flashdance.

11. Bows

Before everyone was wearing bows everywhere but in their hair…

…you were making giant hair bows from anything you could glue gun to a barrette.

12. Paper Lanterns

Before these lanterns were plastered all over every wedding you attended…

…you were making the Chinese kind out of construction paper.

13. Ornaments

Before everyone started decorating the insides of ornaments…

…you were making baubles from styrofoam, straight pins, ribbon, and sequins.

14. DIY Denim

And finally, long before you were distressing, bleaching, and cutting up your denim…

…you were adding a funky touch to your boyfriend’s blue jean jacket. Ahh, he was such a dreamboat wearing it!

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