My mom tried all sorts of crafts over the years, from stenciling on pillowcases in the 1950s to macrame plant hangers in the 1970s. After retirement, my dad and mom worked on some crafts together like the wagon wheel rugs based on a vintage craft from their Kansas pioneer background. Here’s How to Make Wagon Wheel Rugs from Rags. They also made large Christmas decorations from pom-poms. How to Make a Pom-pom Candy Cane for a Door or Wall Decoration. I also liked the fluffy cats they made from pom-poms. Mom started making rag dolls with the extra strips of sheeting left from the wagon wheel rugs. How to Make a Prairie Doll of Rags is based on her childhood memories turned into recent crafting activity.