Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 29, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Make-shift Christinas decor saves brightens home By JUDE CAMPBELL Herald SUff Writer With a little bit of a lit- tle bit of time and a little bit of Christmas decor can come to life for you and your family. Save the collect those old de-hooked tree bulbs and hang on to that tattered Readers' Digest. All are about to be transformed into things of just in time to save pennies and brighten the festive table. For the most Christ- inas decorations need not put more than a few dollars strain B.C. pavilion VANCOUVER A low level building that blends into the landscape and con- tains an in Wonderland will be British Columbia's contribu- tion to Expo '74 in Wash. A model of the building and its island setting in Spokane was unveiled here at a news conference by Industrial Development Minister Gary Lauk. on the says Marilyn district home economist. Table hanging attractive card holders and gifts that show someone is being thought of are simple to fun to make and take of an any type of arrangement of pine sprayed or small tree bulbs and fresh pine twigs may be used. When surround with festive goodies. Punch those much unused cupboard can be filled with colored frosted with glitter and paints and set on a sideboard to enhance any room. Miss Tatem also suggests slipping a flashing light into the centre of the bowl for a prettier effect in a dim setting evenings' TV watching to put together. For holiday Marilyn suggets three quick table including an attractive criss-cross design of red and green felt. Two strips of full length cut one foot wide provide the base of the which looks best on a large table Where the felt The Herald- Family Renaissance Imports Centre Village Mall 328-8412 We invite you to come in and see our exciting new selection of gifts for Christmas Practical as Well as Beautiful. RUSTIQUE CERAMICS Priced from 2.95 to 17.95 CELESTE VASES From Italy starting at 3.95 STERLING SILVER TONES on GLASS Sets By Queens Priced from 12.95 Various Unique WINE and BAR SETS Decorative Furniture PlecM .....14.95 Wooden Salad and Salt and Pepper Mills Prrced t tin From O.9U and up And many other wonderful gift suggestions that wa think you should take the time to Filling a punch bowl or large brandy sniffer with colored water and topping with several floating candles adds another festive touch to Christmas entertaining. of these things look ex- tremely and most peo- ple who have never tried them would be amazed at how easy it is to draw even better ideas from such says Miss Tatem. are becoming so I don't see why more people haven't jumped on the band Making use of things which are generally thrown away is part of the she said. An unusual table centre consists of three cardboard cut to different sprayed and glittered all round. Multi or one-colored bulbs are placed stem end down on top of the tubes and the design is completed when set on a complementing circle of felt. Home made gifts can be simple to make as well as providing a way to keep children happy during the long winter hours. A thoughtful and cuddly gift for a playmate could be a rabbit fur Ookpik. To save a large size juice pad the approximately halfway with crumpled and finish with foam. Surround the tin with foam to make the Ookpik soft and cover with the rabbit skin. Sew on movable felt tongue and beak nose. Glue circular pice of red felt onto the base. Another child-pleaser is a candy Christmas tree. Miss Tatem suggests cutting a tree from green making small crosswise slits at regular intervals throughout the tree body and hanging candy canes in the spaces Tack the candy tree in a strategic spot and reward well-behaved little visitors with a pick-your-own treat. Along the same are jel- ly bean and wrapped candy trees which make use of Styrofoam balls placed on top of each other in the shape of a tree Candies or jelly beans are attached with toothpicks DOUBLE DISTILLED CANADIAN WHISKY TASTES LIKE IT SHOULD COST MORE... BECAUSE IT'S .....I DOUBLE DISTILLED. to make these attractive table centres appear covered with minute bulbs. Miss Tatem adds that pop- corn balls can substitute for Styrofoam and hold together well because of their sticky nature. Helping anxious children en- dure the days until Christmas can be turned into fun Miss Tatem says. An attractive arrangement of odd-sized candles set on a matching felt underlay to represent the 14 days before Christmas is one idea Before going to bed each the children are allowed to light one under- standing that when they awaken Christmas will be that much closer. A matching pair of or a Mr. ana Mrs. Claus also add to festive decor. Miss Tatem suggests using Readers Digests for the cotton balls for red felt for the peaked hat and accented by black felt for gloves and a belt. The body is made by folding each page of the digest into one large triangle at the bot- tom and one small triangle at the beginning from the edge of the page and folding toward the centre Three digests are needed to complete one Santa Claus. All three are to be glued together to form a circular with small triangles facing toward the and a plastic dolls head to be set on the peak made by the large triangles. The body should be spray- painted red. A Styrofoam ball should be used to form the rest of the topped with a red felt hat Arms and a belt may be pinned onto the body and cotton balls should be glued to the edges of the large triangles to give a skirt effect. Glasses may be constructed by bending a paperclip into the appropriate shape and set on Santas' nose Cuddly Ookpik Terry Noble holds a special friend made of rabbit fur. A perfect gift for a little one at Christmas. The Ookpik is simple to and takes only a juice fur pelt and red felt for construction materials. SHOWHOME Built by NU-MODE HOMES LTD. OPEN DEC. 1 2-5 P.M. DEC. 2nd 7-9 P.M. 125 Part Meadows Blvd. PhOiM 328-8476 This Week Specials Hack Magic Chocolates LITTLE JOHN DISCOUNT We reserve the right to limit quantities Anne picks Lane cape A one-time model and former Lethbridge resident is the designer of a stunning blue and gold plaid evening cape personally selected by Princess Anne for her wedding trousseau Marguerite now a designed the plaid cape from a lightweight woolen fabric It was selected by the princess from a series of sketches sub- mitted by the 8th Hussars The only non-fashion touch in the cape was in the regimental crest at the neckline. Three weeks of Mrs. Matthews concentrated time were involved in making the cape and its prototype Mrs. Matthews opened her own studio in midtown Montreal in five years dfiei slie dim hei left Lethbridge. Mr. Matthews was sports editor for The 'Lethbridge Herald prior to his move to Montreal in advertising. His the late C R was secretary- treasurer of The Herald for 40 years WeeWhimsv Mark wiH be ihc Ofiflirrt m fat m quote Mr. and Mrs. Claus These two table centres add a festive touch .in any setting. Both Santa and Mrs. Santa are made of folded magazine accented by ruffly cotton balls and red felt. Showing off her jolly couple is Barbara Mytrogen. We are very pleased to have Linda Ponech back at the Gemini Beauty Salon She is particularly talented with long hair and loves to create different hair styles to please the most fashion conscious woman of today. Gemini Beauty Salon Aerow from the Sitowiy Downtown 706 3rd Avenue S. 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