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{DIY} Make your own Hnefatafl game set

October 31, 2014

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It’s been a while since the last edition of Museum Craft Corner, but I promise you it’s been worth the wait as this time I have something extra special for you. Ever since visiting the Viking exhibition and Night of the Vikings event in Edinburgh last year, I’ve been wanting to make my own hnefatafl Viking game set. The much anticipated Viking exhibition here in Berlin, which I shared with you on Monday, seemed like the perfect excuse! There are different sizes and versions of hnefatafl. […]

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Museum Craft Corner: Gingerbread House

December 2, 2013

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With the first Advent Sunday kicking off the pre-Christmas season this past weekend, and everyone in a creative festive mood, what better time for a new edition of Museum Craft Corner. This time, the inspiration comes from one of my favourite museums, the fantastic National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. Next weekend they are hosting a ‘Home Sweet Home Gingerbread Workshop’, where families can make their “own edible house using gingerbread”. The workshops are fully booked, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make one yourself […]

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Museum Craft Corner: Sightseeing Journal

July 26, 2013

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It’s been a while since the last Museum Craft Corner. That’s because although I have lots of ideas up my sleeve, life has been so busy recently that I’ve not found the time to do any crafting. But since we’re in the middle of holiday season, I wanted to share a quick craft idea with you that any museum lover should take with them on their travels – a hand made sightseeing journal! It’s really easy, all you need is a blank notebook, some pens, […]

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Museum Craft Corner: Mail Art

May 31, 2013

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In my last post I shared my love for the Smithsonian National Postal Museum with you. I really wish I lived closer (though I think that about many museums!)and could attend some of the great events and activities that they offer, but I just have to satisfy myself with watching from afar. One of my favourite events so far was their Mail Art Workshop, which inspired people to return to the art of letter writing, which is dying out a bit in this day’s digital […]

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Museum Craft Corner: DIY Museum Fan T-shirt

April 5, 2013

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So I wanted to make #MuseumBaby a special T-shirt for our trip to Washington, D.C. First I was thinking about the obvious “I heart DC”, or a President’s shirt like on danamadeit.com, but of course it didn’t take long for my mind to stray to museums. What’s my favourite museum in D.C.? The National Postal Museum. And who’s our homeboy there? Owney the Dog! To make your very own ‘Museum Fan T-shirt’, just follow the steps below. You will need: a computer and printer a […]

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Museum Craft Corner: DIY Viking Beard

March 1, 2013

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It’s time for another round of Museum Craft Corner! For those new to the blog, Museum Craft Corner is a regular feature where I introduce craft ideas spotted in or inspired by museums. Since this week has very much been in the sign of the Viking, I thought I’d share with you how to make one of those dashing ginger beards I was sporting at the National Museum of Scotland last week. It’s really simple. There’s no sewing involved, and I even deconstructed the beard […]

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