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« on: December 06, 2006 08:43:48 AM »

I wanted to post these ornaments and Christmas Kitch.  They were all made by my mom for me, in the late 1970's.

The Wizard of Oz gang:
Dorothy, Scarecrow, TinMan, and Lion
Aren't they AWESOME?
Made from felt, stuffing, beads, sequins, thread, and embroidery.

A few others:

Santa Teddy, Gingerbread house, and 2 Stockings.  Lots of hand embroidery on these. The little one is crocheted or knit, and you can put things in both of them.  The Gingerbread house is fully 3-D, and is made on plastic canvas.

And, lastly, a Santa Candy Jar.  This one is not an ornament (it's about 10inches tall) and you take his 'hat'/sock off and fill it with peppermints! He was made in the 70's as well, by my late Grandmother, so he's quite sentimental.

I could easily tell you how to make him if anyone is interested, he's fabulously cheesy and kitchy! He's just felt, a pompom nose, a hurricane shaped glass jar, and a red sock!

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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2006 08:59:50 AM »

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j222/originalyouth/70sornaments004.jpg
I could easily tell you how to make him if anyone is interested, he's fabulously cheesy and kitchy! He's just felt, a pompom nose, a hurricane shaped glass jar, and a red sock!
First of all, as a fellow child of the 70's I gotta say I love these & they remind me of Christmases "back in the day"
Second, I'm totally possessed of the idea of knocking off your granny's Santa, and I bet I could (instead of a hurricane shaped jar, which might be hard to come by) use a cat food/tuna can base (quite a 70's craft trick, anyway) with a standard hurricane lamp replacement shade (watch out Farm & Fleet - I'm on my way!); also I have some lone socks that need a purpose in life (I knit & suffer from Second Sock Syndrome)...
Oh, I'll be making at LEAST one of these  Grin
Thanks so much for sharing & Merry Christmas to you & yours.

p.s. Why am I so parenthetical today? Must be the cofffffeeeeeee

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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2006 09:10:46 AM »

So glad you like him!  He IS adorable.
Yeah, I'm not quite sure what kind of vase it is...but it is hurricane shaped, with an open top and closed bottom.  It's actually an unusual shape, I can't say I have seen another one around lately.  I asked my mom, but she doesn't know either.  Sorry!
Just a hurricane (cover the bottom with felt, or a tuna fish or cat food can) should work.

Post pics if you make one, I'd love to see!
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2006 09:24:05 AM »

I love the Wizard of Oz ornaments
so jealous!
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2006 11:15:52 AM »

THOSE WIZARD OF OZ ORNAMENTS ARE THE ABSOLUTE BEST.  YOUR MOM ROCKS!
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2006 11:21:11 AM »

Yes.. The Wizard of Oz ones are so utterly fantastic.  They all are very special!
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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2006 11:39:35 AM »

I have the exact same set of Wizard the Oz ornaments - my husband's grandmother made them!  I wonder if they were in a magazine or something during the 70s. 
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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2006 11:53:00 AM »

I have the exact same set of Wizard the Oz ornaments - my husband's grandmother made them!  I wonder if they were in a magazine or something during the 70s. 

How cool!  Yes, they were probably a kit or something, somewhere around 1976-1980 (they aren't dated).  I'll call my mom after she gets off of work to get the scoop.
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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2006 05:44:21 PM »

Instead of using a hurricane shaped jar you could maybe use a white xmas light bublb
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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2006 06:04:25 PM »

If you want to make it a candy jar, it needs to be big.  Smiley

My mom said it WAS a kit.  Don't you wish you could find one now???  They are adorable!
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« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2006 07:16:31 PM »

That's  so neat!  I hadn't ever seen any like that before so it was werid to see them pop up here.  Small world after all.
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« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2006 10:14:48 PM »

The Oz ones are lovely!
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« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2006 01:15:57 PM »

I am totally jealous! I wish I had the wizard of oz ornaments.
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« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2006 01:38:09 PM »

For the santa, do you think an old style glass ketchup bottle would work?
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« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2006 02:22:21 PM »

For the santa, do you think an old style glass ketchup bottle would work?

Yeah, that's the right shape.  It would just be small (not for candy).  I would just put peach paint inside the bottle to paint the insides, for his skin!
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« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2006 04:49:45 PM »

It's been said already, but I LOOOOVE the Oz ornaments!!!  I'm shocked my mom didn't make those for me because I read ALL of the Oz books when I was a wee tot.  And I still love Oz, perhaps I can fabricate some knock-offs!)
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« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2006 08:30:19 AM »

Those ornaments make me the happiest person alive.
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« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2006 11:32:45 AM »

OriginalYouth - are you from the Cincy area?  My husband talked to his mom (the daughter of the one who made the ornaments) and apparently it was her kit that she made and sold in her craft shop in Cincinnati.  What are the chances?!
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« Reply #18 on: December 25, 2006 03:22:18 AM »

Those are wonderful!! Lucky you  Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2006 05:41:45 PM »

OriginalYouth - are you from the Cincy area?  My husband talked to his mom (the daughter of the one who made the ornaments) and apparently it was her kit that she made and sold in her craft shop in Cincinnati.  What are the chances?!
That is CRAZY!  Nope, it would have been purchased in Oregon or Texas...go figure!  My mom said it was a 'Busilla' needlework kit.
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« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2007 07:28:56 PM »

omg Omg OMG!! i just found this one someone's wist.

i HAVE those wizard of oz ornaments! made by a friend of my gran when we were kids, my mom just finally gave them to me last year (since i have kids myself now). they need a little tlc which i am More than happy to give them, they are a favorite from forever.
you should see the advent calendar the same lady made us, i'll post pictures when i haul teh xmas stuff out and find it.

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« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2007 07:38:35 PM »

How awesome that you have those wonderful ornaments that your mom.  I can see that talent runs in your family! 
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« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2007 06:50:13 AM »

And, lastly, a Santa Candy Jar.  This one is not an ornament (it's about 10inches tall) and you take his 'hat'/sock off and fill it with peppermints! He was made in the 70's as well, by my late Grandmother, so he's quite sentimental.
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j222/originalyouth/70sornaments004.jpg
I could easily tell you how to make him if anyone is interested, he's fabulously cheesy and kitchy! He's just felt, a pompom nose, a hurricane shaped glass jar, and a red sock!



What about using a plastic 20 oz. soda bottle?  I love the Santa BTW Cheesy
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What about using a plastic 20 oz. soda bottle?  I love the Santa BTW Cheesy

You could try it... It just won't be as sturdy.  I'd hit the thrift store, you're bound to find a cheap glass vase there! Cheesy
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« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2007 05:14:22 PM »

i want to make the peppermint santa man guy!!!!
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« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2007 05:33:30 PM »

LOOK!!!  http://cgi.ebay.com/Wizard-of-OZ-Dorthy-Friends-Ornament-Bucilla-Kit_W0QQitemZ200164536278QQihZ010QQcategoryZ146353QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2007 05:46:46 PM »

That is SO cool!  Thanks for sharing it!  I wish I could buy it...
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« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2007 08:32:36 PM »

I love the Wizard of Oz ornaments.  Wish they still made that pattern!
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« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2009 08:45:03 PM »

Look, you can buy that vintage Oz kit on ebay for 60.00.....

http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-Felt-Ornament-Kit-WIZARD-OF-OZ-Dorothy-Lion-NIP_W0QQitemZ310107970790QQcmdZViewItem

They are soooo cute. Im going to try to make my own (without the kit)!
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« Reply #29 on: January 04, 2009 09:47:57 PM »

$60 is ridiculous!

Post in this thread next December when I have the ornaments out again, I'll scan them for you front and back so you can make your own! Smiley
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« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2009 09:36:42 AM »

Oh my gosh, my Grandma made me those very same ornaments! We still hang them every year!
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« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2009 09:18:00 PM »

if you wanted to recycle you could use a little booze bottle to make that last santa.
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« Reply #32 on: October 20, 2009 06:09:49 AM »

if you wanted to recycle you could use a little booze bottle to make that last santa.

Yes, upcycling something would be better; maybe one of those generic vases that flower shops always use.
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« Reply #33 on: November 25, 2009 12:45:12 PM »

Those are so ridiculously awesome! I love them! Cheesy
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« Reply #34 on: December 05, 2013 11:17:02 PM »

Just saw the "Wizard of Oz" decorations on pinterest and they ROCK!!!
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« Reply #35 on: December 08, 2013 06:39:14 PM »

These are so sweet and fun! I love the vintage quality to them. My husband would die for the Wizard of Oz ones. He's a huge Oz fan. They are great!
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