A Gift Guide for the Artist – With a Vintage Twist 2

In this Gift Ideas blog series, I’m excited to present quirky, unique, vintage Gift Guides for everyone on your gift list! Items they are not likely to have already, making YOU the perfect gift-giver!

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A Gift Guide for the Artist – How to Craft with Fun and Unusual Vintage Items

Tap into your inner-creativity! Practical choices for the artist, each with their own unique creative uses! Here’s some fun inspiration for these items…

Dual Kolor Double-Sided Colored Pencils

Sure, these nostalgic pencils from the 50s can be used to color your art, but they could also be used as gift wrap embellishments, office or studio decor, or even as the posts for tags for an artsy party buffet.

Click the image for even more clever ideas!

Vintage Dual Kolor Double-Sided Colored Pencils in Original Box of 24, Empire (c.1950s) N1

Vintage Dual Kolor Double-Sided Colored Pencils in Original Box of 24, Empire (c.1950s) N1


Complete Roman Letter Stencil Set

Handy stencils for posters, scrapbooks, journals, or gift tags.

For the typography lover, frame each stencil with a favorite photo in the background for a unique gift.

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Vintage E-Z Lettering Co. Stencils, Roman 1/2″, 3/4″, 1″, 1-1/2″, 2″ Letters Numbers (c.1964)


Poster Paint Bottle Set

Yes, this is a set of vintage poster paint bottles with dried paint in them. BUT, the colors are fabulous and the graphics on the labels are cool! The bottles would look great in a curio cabinet or as mini-storage bottles for small supplies.

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Vintage Poster Colors Paint Set in Original box by Milton Bradley (c.1950s)


Brass Stencil Letters

Did you know individual brass stencil letters make cool display pieces and fun gift tags? Yep! Just choose your favorite letter and you’re all set!

Click the images for other ways to use the stencils.

Wood Mannequin Figure

A quirky companion for the artists desk!

Post the figure any way you like – whatever fits your mood. Of course, you can use the mannequin as a model for drawing like its intended use, but there are so many other fun ways to use this piece, too!

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Wood Manikin / Mannequin (12″ high)


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