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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.

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1. Friendship Bracelets

Before friendship bracelets were stacked with beautiful bling...
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Before friendship bracelets were stacked with beautiful bling...

...your arm was covered in a rainbow of macrame.
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...your arm was covered in a rainbow of macrame.

2. Embellished Shirts

Before Fashion DIYers were making chic sequin sweatshirts...
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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.
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...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...
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Before everyone was stringing pom pom garlands in their space...

...you were making googly eye critters from your grandma's yarn stash
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...you were making googly eye critters from your grandma's yarn stash

4. Nylon crafts

Before everyone was embellishing their nylon tights...
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Before everyone was embellishing their nylon tights...

...you were cutting them up to make loom potholders at bible school.
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...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...
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Before pretty braided seed bead necklaces were a wardrobe must-have...

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

6. String Art

Before string art shared sweet typographic sentiments...
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Before string art shared sweet typographic sentiments...

...you were making these kinds of '70s epic masterpieces.
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...you were making these kinds of '70s epic masterpieces.

7. Rugmaking

Before everyone was making a rug using t-shirts and a hula hoop...
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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.
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...you made one with fabric scraps in your elementary school art class.

8. Perler Bead Crafts

Before perler beads made awesome earbud accents...
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Before perler beads made awesome earbud accents...

...you were making frames, boxes, and coasters trying not to burn yourself with the iron.
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...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...
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Long before everyone was adding a funky touch to their TOMS shoes...

...you were doodling on your toes during history class.

...you were doodling on your toes during history class.

10. Ripped T-shirts

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

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

11. Bows

Before everyone was wearing bows everywhere but in their hair...
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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.
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...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...
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Before these lanterns were plastered all over every wedding you attended...

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

13. Ornaments

Before everyone started decorating the insides of ornaments...
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Before everyone started decorating the insides of ornaments...

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

...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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