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Hungarian culture is rich with folk art, and there are so many ways to incorporate it into our lives! From cake decorating to stepping stones to up-cycling an old farmhouse window, our readers have shared what they have done in the articles below. Want to learn more about the history and techniques of Hungarian folk art? We are developing several online classes that will be coming in 2022!

Let’s Learn Hungarian Folk Art

Let’s Learn Hungarian Folk Art

Hungarian Folk Art — there are so many regions as well as folk art expressions — where do we start? We have some ideas, for sure. Would you like to learn about the different Hungarian folk art regions? Do you have any specific regions that have caught your...

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Stepping Stones with Hungarian Style

Stepping Stones with Hungarian Style

My name is Ashley. I live in Northeast Ohio with my daughter, Emma Ann, my fur-son, Nerd, horses Missy and Rain, and my (non-Hungarian) boyfriend Dave. Emma Ann has been showing horses (local fair and shows) since the age of 5. This year, we both started competing in...

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The Old Farmhouse Window

The Old Farmhouse Window

A special thanks to Julie for sharing this sweet story! ~ Liz ***      ***     ***     *** My story starts with my mom.  You could say that she inspired me to always be your best, be strong, and that family is...

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Hungarian Hearts and Watercolor

Hungarian Hearts and Watercolor

Kata is from Budapest, Hungary but currently lives in North Wales and studies Welsh. She started painting folk inspired florals at the beginning of the lockdown. First she painted on concrete blocks in the garden because she was without watercolour paper or quality...

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Hungarian Themed Carved Pumpkins

Hungarian Themed Carved Pumpkins

Carving pumpkins isn't necessarily a Hungarian tradition, although, as we become a more global society, different traditions are often adopted outside of their original country. I can't say where pumpkin carving originated, but it is a pretty strong tradition in the...

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Hungarian Folk Art Painted Jean Jacket

Hungarian Folk Art Painted Jean Jacket

I recently saw a wonderful project on Facebook and I reached out to the creator and asked if she would share some details. She graciously agreed! Thank you, Rita! I was born in California to Hungarian parents, my father was from Pest and my mother from Szeged. I grew...

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Hungarian Folk Art Birdhouse

Hungarian Folk Art Birdhouse

This Hungarian folk art birdhouse craft is a sweet way to bring a little more Hungarian folk art into your home! As an avid flower-lover and gardener of Hungarian heritage, the motifs and colors of Matyó embroidery have always appealed to me. Like many people...

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Matyó Dragonfly

Matyó Dragonfly

Look at this creative project! I contacted Kathy last year after seeing her work and she graciously agreed to visit with me about this sweet dragonfly. It was a fun afternoon! Kathy is a creative person and we didn't get into the nuts and bolts of the project, which...

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Quilting with Kékfestő

Quilting with Kékfestő

Clearly no one would even ponder that this red haired, fair skinned, brown eyed person had any Hungarian ancestry.    My husband, on the other hand, has people just automatically speak to him in Hungarian when we visit Hungary.   But a quilter I...

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