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How to construct an Early American fruit and evergreen pyramid from cabbages, lemons, apples, a pineapple top, and boxwood.
AMERICANA Nov-Dec 1980 (v.8#5) pg. 39

Four pages of how to make accessories for a holiday party that are all in blue and silver. Includes mirror tile placemats, Christmas stockings crocheted in silver thread, a centerpiece of tiny presents, a "Joy" banner and silver stars.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1976 (v.54#12) pg. 62

A collection of holiday decorating ideas that use berries, twigs and other natural ideas. Photos show how to create a Christmas tree centerpiece made from boxwood branches.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1993 (v.71#12) pg. 21

Wooden sleigh serves as a centerpiece.
BOYS' LIFE Nov 1968 (v.58#11) pg. 80

Santa's sleigh table decoration measures 9"x6". Jigsawed from plywood.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1983 (v.7#3) pg. 28

Ceramic bowls are edged with large poinsettia blossoms. Use small bowls as candleholders and large bowls as centerpiece. Painted with nonfiring stain.
CERAMIC ARTS & CRAFTS Dec 1994 (v.40#4) pg. 47

Holiday centerpiece. A greenware poinsettia bowl and candle holders are painted with nonfiring stains.
CERAMICS Oct 1994 (v.31#2) pg. 60

Heirloom globes, reminiscent of winter snow globes, in two designs (santa and Victorian doll). Clear glass light-fixture globes are filled with miniature porcelain figures and other Christmas-related miniatures and inverted on a 10" round wooden base. Base is decorated with miniature garlands of pine, ribbon and tiny packages.
CRAFTS Nov 1991 (v.14#11) pg. 36

Christmas centerpiece is made from an artificial laurel garland, holly and berry sprays, velvet ribbon and candles.
CRAFTS Nov 1991 (v.14#11) pg. 60

Holiday florals. Silver willow wreath adorned with burgandy rosebuds and pink blossoms, silver mesh ribbon and silver balls. A matching centerpiece with a large pink candle nestled among pinecones and evergreen sprays.
CRAFTS Nov 1994 (v.17#11) pg. 38

White canvas sneaker shoes are trimmed with small lace wreaths, red/gold ribbon, and gold sequins. Stuff with gold wrapping paper to make a unique holiday decoration.
CRAFTS Dec 1994 (v.17#12) pg. 36

Christmas topiary tree centerpiece is made from paper pulp mixed in a kitchen blender.
CRAFTS Aug 1995 (v.18#8) pg. 76

Holiday topiary. An elegant evergreen topiary laden with fruit is made from a wood dowel and Styrofoam balls.
CRAFTS Nov 1995 (v.18#11) pg. 30

A traditional arrangement of greens is combined with a small wooden sleigh, candles and a stuffed gingerbread boy to form a holiday centerpiece
CRAFTS Dec 1995 (v.18#12) pg. 54

Fabulous Christmas florals. (1) Fruit-laden evergreen spiral. (2) Poinsettia candle centerpiece with a wreath base of eucalyptus. (3) Magnolia and pine centerpiece in a metal bowl has candles, ivy and sprays of gold berries.
CRAFTS Nov 1996 (v.19#11) pg. 48, 61

Spheres with sophistication centerpiece. Pedestal bowl is filled with foam balls wrapped in fresh eucalyptus leaves and gold trims. Balls sit in a nest of cedar foliage, hucklebery sprays, pinecones and Spanish moss.
CRAFTS Dec 1996 (v.19#12) pg. 16

Whimsical Santa centerpiece. Three papier-mache cones perched on dowels are painted like fanciful trees; a fourth is painted like a Santa.
CRAFTS Jun 1998 (v.21#6) pg. 34, 35

Father Christmas centerpiece. Painted plaster Santa figure is nestled in a vine heart-shaped basket and surrounded by gilded leaves and evergreen boughs.
CRAFTS Nov 1998 (v.21#11) pg. 96

Fabric tube Santa and elves are used as a holiday centerpiece and placemarkers. Centerpiece features a velvet Santa with beard of textured yarn on a wooden, heart-shaped base, along with an elf and a bag of evergreen sprigs and tiny candy canes. Red and green polka-dot elf placemarker holds a wooden heart painted with the guest's name.
CRAFTS Dec 1998-Jan 1999 (v.21#12) pg. 58

How to make a fresh evergreen "tree" centerpiece from branches of arborvitae decorated with fabric poinsettias, bows and gilded pinecones.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #108 Dec 1985 (v.9#12) pg. 40

Floral "Santa" centerpiece is made from carnations and chrysanthemums.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #108 Dec 1985 (v.9#12) pg. 40

Yule centerpiece made from eucalyptus and dried natural materials.
CREATIVE IDEAS FOR LIVING Nov-Dec 1989 (v.20#6) pg. 20

Christmas decorations. (1) Simple Soupcon made from balsam roping, yarn bows and a yarn wreath. (2) Fireplace Fantasy using boxwood roping, a lace stocking and flower arrangements. (3) Heirloom Cornucopia made with boxwood roping, red balls, pine cones, paper birds and glass beads.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Dec 1976 (v.7#3) pg. 54

The 'Clause Christmas cottage centerpiece.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Dec 1981 (v.12#10) pg. 42

Decoupage train centerpiece is used to hold cards, decorations, gifts, etc. A wooden train is built and decorated by decoupaging with wrapping paper, Christmas cards, ribbon, etc.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jul-Aug 1982 (v.13#6) pg. 50, 86

Sleeping Santa Centerpiece. Santa and a reindeer are depicted taking a nap on the moon. Project is painted using acrylics on wooden cutout.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Nov-Dec 1998 (v.25#6) pg. 66, Insert

Making a cranberry topiary Christmas decoration by attaching fresh cranberries to a styrofoam ball.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Dec 1990 (v.21#6) pg. 46

Holiday decorations from the Lyman Estate. (1) Christmas topiary. (2) Grapevine wreath. (3) Holiday centerpiece.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Dec 1991 (v.22#6) pg. 26

Dried herb tree centerpiece. Dried herbs and flowers are glued to an 18" twig tree.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Christmas 1994 pg. 44

Centerpieces to make for your holiday table. (1) Ogee boxwood and marzipan centerpiece. (2) Orange and pineapple pyramid. (3) Swan topiary.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Christmas 1994 pg. 81, 19, 21, 22

Four festive Christmas centerpieces that incorporate your houseplants.
FAMILY CIRCLE Dec 11 1979 (v.92#17) pg. 52

How to make a pineapple centerpiece for the holidays using a fresh pineapple preserved with cloves.
FLOWER & GARDEN Nov-Dec 1979 (v.23#11) pg. 51

Della Robbia-style Yule decorations. Instructions for making a Della Robbia wreath and a pineapple centerpiece. Pineapple is stuck with cloves to preserve it.
FLOWER & GARDEN Oct-Nov 1986 (v.30#6) pg. 48

How to make and decorate a candy cane house.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Dec 1978 (v.187#6) pg. Cover, 12

How to make a carousel centerpiece from gumdrops, mints, rock candy, etc.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Dec 1978 (v.187#6) pg. 38

How to make a turreted castle from cookies, matzoh, sugar cones, mints and frosting.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Dec 1978 (v.187#6) pg. 66

Romantic cake and candy "ice" castle to make with silver cones on top of the towers.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Dec 1979 (v.189#6) pg. 66

Gingerbread houses and Christmas decorations. Includes a creche, "Merry Christmas" sampler, thatched cottage, "Cottage by the Old Mill Stream", New England saltbox house, Victorian house, fantasy tree house, "Main Street" row of houses, and "Shoe High-Rise".
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Dec 1986 (v.203#6) pg. 131, 191, 268

Medieval castle made with cardboard boxes, sugar cubes, and icing. Lights placed inside light up the crepe-paper doors and windows.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Holiday Best 1994 pg. 88, 120

Yule centerpiece is a tree made from tiny Christmas packages.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING NEEDLECRAFT Fall 1979-Winter 1980 pg. 81, 132

Looking a lot like Christmas. How to create a festive centerpiece for the holiday table using greens, fresh fruits and vegetables.
HARROWSMITH COUNTRY LIFE #137 Nov-Dec 1997 (v.21) pg. 28

Felt covered sleigh centerpiece.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Winter 1979 (v.24#4) pg. 88, 127

Gingham basket of quilted gingham poinsettias.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Winter 1980 (v.25#4) pg. 120, 82

Two Christmas centerpieces. (1) North Pole Express, a 5-car train made from Styrofoam and covered with wood-grain paper. (2) Santa's Chalet with tiny elves made from pipe cleaners.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Nov-Dec 1981 (v.26#6) pg. 52, 96, 97

Pineapple preserved with cloves and topped with evergreen sprigs makes a traditional Yule table centerpiece.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Oct 1987 (v.32#5) pg. 93, 115

Dressing the table with a centerpiece tree and candlesticks. Requires wood lathe.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #655 Dec 1982 (v.78) pg. 62

Wooden sleigh serves as a centerpiece, fruit bowl, etc. Features a carved wood body and plywood runners.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Nov 1977 (v.8#4) pg. 42

Boy and girl caroler dolls to make for a Christmas centerpiece.
NEEDLE & THREAD Nov-Dec 1981 (v.1#5) pg. 11

Christmas centerpiece has a basket laced with ribbon and filled with red and green yarn ornaments with cross-stitched bands.
NEEDLE & THREAD Nov-Dec 1981 (v.1#5) pg. 12

Tip on creating a Christmas centerpiece by placing a string of colored lights inside a large clear glass vase and then photographing the results using a close-up lens.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Jan 1997 (v.25#9) pg. 54

Victorian ceramic "swan" sleigh with gold runners is an elegant Christmas centerpiece.
POPULAR CERAMICS #497 Dec 1990 (v.41#5) pg. 40

Ceramic centerpiece consists of four geese decorating a tree with ribbons and bows.
POPULAR CERAMICS #543 Nov 1994 (v.45#4) pg. 67

Christmas display or centerpiece features wooden angels playing musical instruments. Requires lathe work.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1965 (v.124#6) pg. 136

Three musical centerpieces for Christmas include a styrofoam ball Christmas tree, a base for a small Christmas tree, and a 14-candle holder.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1968 (v.130#6) pg. 154

Holiday centerpiece consist of a ring of living lentil sprouts surrounding a large candle.
SUNSET Dec 1990 (v.185#6) pg. 126

Jingle Bells sleigh. Small wooden reproduction (18" long) of a child's sled is used as a wall decoration.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #1 Jan 1988 (v.1#1) pg. 10
Correction WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #5 Sep 1988 (v.1#5) pg. 1B

Holly and ivy Yule decorations. An ivy ring, two table centerpieces and a candlestick arrangement.
WOMAN'S DAY Dec 19 1978 (v.42#4) pg. 114, 200

Yule tree centerpiece has velvet leaves and gold ornament balls mounted to a plastic-foam back.
WOMAN'S DAY Dec 18 1979 (v.43#4) pg. 91, 166

Block tree centerpiece. Plastic foam core on a lazy-Susan base is covered with child's alphabet blocks, miniature toys, and ornament balls.
WOMAN'S DAY Dec 18 1979 (v.43#4) pg. 91, 166

Vintage tabletop sleigh is a reporduction of an early 1800s sleigh. It features bentwood runners, a turned spindle between the front runner uprights, and a sleigh body with gently curving sides.
WOOD MAGAZINE #101 Dec 1997 (v.14#8) pg. 76, Insert

Reindeer in flight. A scrollsawn decoration for mantel, sideboard, or table features three reindeer against a background of hills and pine trees.
WOOD MAGAZINE #145 Nov 2002 (v.19#7) pg. 76, Insert

Scale model of a horse-drawn sleigh features laminated wood runners and brass springs and ties. Designed for use as a centerpiece or serving piece (nuts, candy, etc.).
WOODSMITH #83 Oct 1992 pg. 18

Victorian doll sleigh reproduction (circa 1877) serves as a Christmas decoration.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1977 (v.1#6) pg. 5

A Christmas tree centerpiece is made by covering a styrofoam cone with loops of white yarn. Green bows are added for decorations.
WORKBASKET Nov-Dec 1979 (v.45#2) pg. 32

Candy House holiday centerpiece. Make cardboard model house and decorate it with candy and frosting.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1969 (v.25#6) pg. 56