Christmas Papercraft – Dimestore Christmas Lights

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This is another papercraft set from my old site, Mistletoegreetings.com, which is long gone. These are miniature Christmas Tree Light boxes from old five and dime stores like Woolworth’s, McCrory’s and Kresge’s. I like vintage packaging, especially stuff from the holidays. I copied the packaging pretty closely from the original designs, so these are authentic, albeit in miniature. Add them to Christmas dioramas and dollhouses, print and fold a bunch of them and fill a bowl as a table centerpiece, string them up like popcorn for a garland, tie them to a bow, etc. I just design them. You get to choose the usage.

papercraft, paper cutout, christmas, lights, woolworth, kresge's, mccrory's, five and ten cent

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Author: jetpackjason

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    • Thanks for the nice words!

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    • Very cool! Thank you for sharing!

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  1. Oh wow- these are DARLING! I just found your site via How About Orange and I’m completely smitten! I would love to share a link to these boxes with my readers if you didn’t mind.

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    • I appreciate it! Feel free to share.

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  2. woolworth! MC CRORYS!! i used to go there with my grandma all the time when i was growing up in NJ and now they are so totally a thing of the past. thanks for reminding me of so many fun trips out with my g-ma. big thanks to how about orange for tipping me off to another great addition to my RSS feed.
    merry christmas (:

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    • I love mid-century dimestore packaging design, so it was a lot of fun to make those. I keep planning to make more.

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  3. I love this type of thing. Thank you so much for sharing!

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    • You’re welcome! And thanks!

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  4. These are so cool. Thank you!

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  5. These are so cute, and such a neat addition to any dollhouse or diorama. Thank-you for taking the time to create and share with all of us. I look forward to surprising my granddaughters with some of these.

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  6. These names, Kresge’s, McCrory’s especially, remind me of my childhood. Woolworth was still around in my young adulthood. Thanks for the memories – love these little boxes. Plan to make many for next Christmas!

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  7. Very familiar with these boxes! A mirror to my childhood and past – long ago!

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