Do It Yourself Projects

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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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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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Folk Art Embroidered Blue Jeans

Folk Art Embroidered Blue Jeans

Recently, I became connected with Rita from Plano, Texas. I love her story and I hope it serves as inspiration for others who would like to work on a project like this!  ~ Liz I am from Tiszaluc, near Miskolc which is the NE part of Hungary. My Mom always “fixed”...

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