Snot Noel, ovarian panchos and other godawful ’70s crafts for Christmas

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Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power.

Decorating & Craft Ideas and other craft magazines & patterns from the early ’70s

Discovered at: Methodist Thrift Shop, Cortez, Colorado

The Cover Promises: When you look in the mirror, you see a sad, bloated beast pretending to be merry with a mouth crammed full of Christmas.

Just like the Native Americans with the buffalo, suburban housewives of the 1970s used all parts of the egg-carton. They lived in the golden age of American crafting, an era shaped by two key economic factors:

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