A Better Homes & Gardens Christmas craft is going viral on TikTok, but there’s something special about this viral DIY—the original how-to was written in 1969.
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“I bought a Better Homes and Gardens magazine from 1969 recently, filled with craft ideas,” Jamie Hamilton, a creator on TikTok, posted in a video of her reading the vintage magazine. The camera pans to a wall art Christmas Tree craft in the vintage magazine before panning over to that tree hung on her wall. “I thrifted this handmade vintage tree in 2022.”
“Ghost of Christmas Past?” she wrote in the caption. “The tree in the magazine was an example of what people could make. In 2022, this exact tree wouldn’t show up in an image search.
It is not a silly question at all, and I applaud your desire to do so. There are several ways that you can put your old Christmas tree to good use in your garden, one of which is to finely chop or shred up the smaller branches to add as a layer to your compost bin.
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