Handicrafts during the 1970s bear a number of distinctions, as do those ten years into the 21st century. A Spring issue of Good Old Days Magazine in 1975 ran a full-page advertisement selling over 300 different wholesale Easter Decoration things to make for $2.00. Shipping and handling cost was just a quarter. From a 2010 perspective, a look at this ad offers insights into the nature of crafting itself as well as reminds readers of hand-crafted items from the 1970s.1970s Handicrafts Featured What People Did in Leisure TimeA scan through the list of 300 items is a reminder of how people spent their leisure hours. Lots of people, especially women, spent time thumbing through Butterick's or McCall's catalogs at the dime store or fabric store, looking for sewing patterns for their next outfit. Hand-crafted gifts made just for them show up on the list: a mouse pincushion, yardstick caddy, hat pincushion, thimble holder and corner sewing basket.A hand-fashioned knitting needle holder, crocheted neck choker, and yarn doll bring to mind harvest gold and avocado green yarns and textures, along with visions of Grandma's bed doll made from felt circles tied with woolen yarn bows.Hand-Crafted Items Tell Much about 1970s LifestyleThe things made by young hippies, 70s moms and hobbyists help readers of today envision day-to-day life during the 1970s. Snapshot holders conjure up Swinger Polaroid cameras and Kodak Instamatics. Home-fashioned curler keepers bring to mind those huge, cylindrical curlers the size of orange juice cans for waist-length hippie hairstyles, not to mention ironing boards and irons set up to straighten locks too curly for current hair styles.