90s Crafts that Should Never Make a Comeback

Were you a crafting before it was cool? Then you’ll remember honing your dexterity with these kitschy 90s crafts.

There were many things to like about the 90s. Facebook didn’t exist, cell phones were ridiculously impractical and if you wanted to get inspiration for your new project, you bought ‘Craft Beautiful’ from your local newsagent.

But just like fashion, craft trends left something be to be desired. So before they go through the hipster ironic revival, let’s remember why we’re happy to leave sponge art, teddy bears and sand jars in the past where they belong.

1. Decoupage Angels 

Every blank love heart shaped box and trunk was a new opportunity to decoupage with Victorian angels and roses

Photos: www.decoupageuk.co.uk


2. Sponging

All it took was a sponge, paint and some creative flair. There weren’t many houses that escaped the wildly popular sponging treatment!

3. Diamantes, fringing and badges

And while your mum was busy sponging the walls, you took that opportunity to bling your favourite denim jacket with diamantes, fringing and badges…

Photos: Buzzfeed.com, Etsy 

4. Scrunchies

Then you BEGGED her to make sew scraps of fabric into scrunchies.  And mum would happily oblige knowing that trying to get that elastic through that thin strip of fabric with a bobby pin would keep you quiet for hours. 

Photo: clonesnclowns.com 

5. Beaded safety pin bracelets

Crafting these required patience and sharp eyes, but it was so worth the effort because nothing said cool like beaded safety pin bracelets.

Photo: Crafts-tutorials.blogspot.co.uk  

6. Friendship bracelets

You weren’t REAL friends if you hadn’t spent hours weaving friendship bracelets together

Photo: berniesguidetolife.blogspot.com

7.  Sand Jars

And a trip to the beach wasn’t complete without taking home countless jars filled with sand. to make groovy sand art.

Photo: greenupgrader.com

8. Cutesy Seashell Creatures

After you’d done that, you used a whole bottle of craft glue to transform those seashells into all kinds of cutesy creatures.

Photo: hobbiesonabudget.com 

9. Spirographing

You did it until you got dizzy.

Photo: childrenofthenineties.blogspot.co.uk

10. Pom Poms 

And you'd happily spend hours making Pom Poms because they were just so darn practical!

Photo: Craftygirllifehacks.com

11. Signature Bears

If you really cared, you’d make a bear and get everyone to sign it.

Photo: www.etsy.com/

12. Pencil Toppers

And there was no way you were going back to school without a hairy pencil topper!


Photo: two-daloo.com 

What was your favourite 90s craft? Let us know by commenting below!

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