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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 23, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Christmas Crafts Seven Ideas So Lively and Quick That They Help Welcome St. Nick securely, then trim the base so that the cone will stand erect. Glue cotton balls to the cone, covering the entire surface. .Speckle the tree with gold or red stick-on metallic stars. Tup the tree with a Christmas star that is constructed by gluing eight cotton swabs together. Chimney "Stocking" When you stuff a Christmas stocking with little gifts, it's always a problem to find something small enough to fit in by Phyllis Fiarotta Christmas ha? a way cf sneaking up, a loop. Last-minute shopping holiday sociali2ing add to the season's hustle bustle, leaving little time tor such all- important erfras as Christmas decorating. If you can find a few spare minutes, get your children to lend a hand and transform yc home into a Christmas wonderland. Doily Wreath ThebaseoT this lacy wreath is- a cardboard, oaktag or poster board ring, 212 inches wide with e 12-inch diameter. Gather medium size doilies at their centers and staple them to the ring. Continue around Che ring, overlapping the doilies as you proceed. I-eave a 2-inch section of the ring free for the addition of a while velvet bow. Cotton Puff Tree Tomske a tree that can grace a mantle or tibie tap, roll oaktag or heavy construction paper into a cor.e as high and a; full as you prefer. the the toe. Solve the problem by making a new kind of stocking that's chimney-shaped: First, cut two 7-inch x 15-inch rec- tangles of red felt. To the bot- tom section of one, sew or glue four (2 inch x 3-i inch) pink felt bricks. Sew the two rectangles together along the sides and bottom, inch in. Scallop a 6- inch x S-inch white felt rec- tangle for the- chimney's snow. Glue it to the top of the bricked front. For hanging, add a red tab to the back of the tt'jffer. Door Lpray Christmas bells make a festive decoration for an apartment door. Drape the bells from a full bow'that has knotted with an arnple supply of narrow ribbons. The larger bell? are cones rrigde from colored construction paper rolled, taped and trimmed. The smaller bells are painted cone- shaped drinking cups. The clappers are pipe cleaners with a small glass bali attached to one ehd and a loop formed on the other. Insert a ribbon through the point of each cor.e and tie it to the looped clapper. For ar, outdoor door decora- tion, use a 12-ir.ch styrofoam wreath. Insert the stems or artificial fruits, nuts a.-.d holly through the wreath, folding them back into the to anchor securely. .Adi a red oilcloth bow for finishing touch. Hanging Stars For a sparkling arrangement that can be hung over a table or in a doorway, make strings of Eters. Each star is cut from two Eheets of blue or white con- struction paper. The two star shapes are glued together with a cotton or nylon string inserted between the shapes. Glua several stars to each string. Snowball Centerpiece This instant showpiece is so simple even the youngest member of the family can make it. During the Christmas season, trimming counters offer a wide variety of foam shapes. The base o: the centerpiece is a large foarn ball cut In half. A foam cone can be a substitute. Medium size balls are inserted in the base on white painted pencils. Smaller balls placed on white toothpicks explode from the medium balls. Napkin Holder Wake holiday napkin rings 2'7-inch-sections cut from a paper towel tube. Paint tha rings in Christmas colors and decorate them with, plastic holly. If extra napkins are needed, one yard o! 35-lnch-7.ide cotton fabric will make 16 fS-inch) square napkins. Sew a-1.cinch hern on alj four tides. The News from Christm WHAT DO MAE WEST, watermelon juice and a foundering ship have in common? IT'S JOKE; these are the ir.gre-iier.t3 of the r.ews at Christmas MAE GOT T.'TO the act back in she, cr her press agent, read that a minister in Marshall, Mo., with the actual rarne of Santa Claus, faced a bleak Yule after or.ly three, weeks ot work all year. The perennial sex symbol sent J250 to Rev. Claus to buy presents for his wife ar.d children. SINCE CHRISTMAS is a time something long enough, it will be realized. Hir.es died u-s "jieo on tor cmloren, stories about r.t.ristmas Lay-at the o' youngsters, and their problems are alwavs a poignant part of the holiday which was NOT QUITE A.S Of.IJ v.as how the watermelon juice boy, Sebastian Fron of Feekskill, Harry Cook, 3, became a He was in his Olst year celebrity in 1K2. The child was when he looked through an old a victim of nephrosis requiring trunk, ar.d found a gift cer- ium to consume two galfons of tificate for ter. dollars. lie had a watermelon juice a day. The big young friend present it on story on that Christmas was Christmas Eve to I'osoff'sMe-r.s that one of the nurses- in the and Roys SVjre, where the then Walton, N.Y., hospital where proprietor v.ss slightly jarred Harry was a patient had by the certificate issued received permission to take him. years earlier. It was honored, home for the holiday. anri r.ewsrr.en rid a story. THE FOUNDERnra SHIP HAPPV are a bit- provided the setting for a feature. Frank Flezwillis was heroine, Svanhild I-srsen, arrested before Christmas who sang folk song; '-.'.rough the in connection with a holduo in night on Cnristmas Eve of !rfl3. I'a., J7 year-. The ship was the .Norwegian earlier. He had escsr.ed frorr. s tl-r-: ea.-iv Tartan, .lo.-.r.ny was to the laf: the Mexi'.ar: -.pitfire. Her Christ- freighter Srnaragd, and rescue ma', gi.'f f.im was 9 pair of appeared remote as the boxir.s-' r'ioves, apt radioless vessel v.as tossed urion f'.r :v. about ir. a rnid-Atiantic storin Or a from w.th Svsrihiid, her rr.otr.er, ano' a co'.pie 2 crev; of n-.en a dollar f ..-key An SOS by lif-ht fatal resul's picked up, and the f.ar.d tr.at :.y a n, v.ss taken from the. ship ,'a.c'l before she sank. his party, 7-r.AVF.i; on another r.'.: Vo day >.a- or or, fer'-r.V A--! ij.c V.'r.ic-h proves if yo'i wish to': ADORATION OF THE MAGI: A Present for Young Artists fOIAK Tffp; numbers are the key: i-red; 2- green; 'i-rr.aroon; 1-Viark blue; 11-light blue; i-ye.iow; i-ligr.'. brown; flight green; T-'iark. P'.rple; li-black, and 15-pink. The First Christmas Gifts returning to [I'-ro-l, and -rbey 'ieparted into their the rathc-tlral in Cologne, a rnonij.-rient that has led ta country another v.sy." first gift-givers often referred to as tha f" Three Kings of OJogne. rM Printlj In UJX ;