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Geometric snowflake ornaments are made from craft lead against a clear acetate background. Tiny mirror tiles are applied to some. Patterns for snowflake outlines are included.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1973 (v.51#12) pg. 74, 132

Instructions for making opaque ornaments using cooking crystals and crayoned shelf paper, baked in an oven.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1973 (v.51#12) pg. 76, 134

How to make elegant Christmas tree ornaments from styrofoam balls covered with Swistraw and bits of lace.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1975 (v.53#12) pg. 6, 55

How to make a delicate Christmas ornament. Surface of a styrofoam ball is coated to give it a porcelain look. Tiny roses, buds and leaves are formed from Pendo Decorative Clay and applied to the top half of the ball. Instructions included.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1977 (v.55#12) pg. 95, 169

Christmas ornaments and wreath made by wrapping foam with satin cording.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1981 (v.59#12) pg. 74, 147

Make a child's personalized acrylic star for the tree.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1985 (v.63#12) pg. 73, 164

"Snowball" garland for a Christmas tree is made from plastic foam balls.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1988 (v.66#12) pg. 47, 64

Ice-cream-cone ornament made from wafer cones and plastic foam balls.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1988 (v.66#12) pg. 70, 90

Joy tree topper from fabric-covered foam-core board.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1992 (v.70#12) pg. 50, 63

Tip shows how to make ornaments by covering a plastic foam ball with cranberries.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1998 (v.76#12) pg. 120

Kaleidoscopic ornaments made from acrylic mirrors.
CRAFTS Nov 1992 (v.15#11) pg. 110

Fancy holly ornament uses gold, green and red precut mylar circles, leaves and lip shapes.
CRAFTS Nov 1993 (v.16#11) pg. 110

Trio of Christmas ornaments made from colored craft foam. (1) Santa. (2) Reindeer. (3) Snowman.
CRAFTS Nov 1996 (v.19#11) pg. 44, 61

Precut foam shapes, covered with decorative foil, are used for Christmas tree ornaments, jewelry or refrigerator magnets.
CRAFTS Aug 1997 (v.20#8) pg. 66

How to make satin balls for Christmas tree decorations using Swistraw over foam balls which are decorated with beads, braids and rickrack.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Dec 1975-Jan 1976 (v.6#3) pg. 27

How to make Christmas tree ornaments by covering a styrofoam ball with scenes from a Christmas card and then coating the ball in paraffin. Instructions included.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Dec 1977 (v.8#10) pg. 26

Bell shape ornaments made by covering Styrofoam with pinecones, pods, seeds, nuts, etc.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Sep 1982 (v.13#7) pg. 93

"Stained glass" ornaments made from sheet acrylic and liquid lead.
FAMILY CIRCLE Dec 16 1980 (v.93#17) pg. 100, 136

Patchwork tree ornaments. Dense Styrofoam balls are covered with fabric.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Nov 1992 (v.215#5) pg. 178, 250

Tiny snowmen ornaments, made from styrofoam balls, are dressed in black felt hats and bright inkle scarves woven with sewing thread.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1993 (v.14#4) pg. 79, 97

Plastic eggs, framed in lace, hold tiny dough angels or other tiny objects.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Winter 1980 (v.25#4) pg. 125, 81

Renaissance ornaments are made by covering plastic foam balls with Christmas prints and adding gold trims.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jan-Feb 1981 (v.26#1) pg. 108, 128

Star ornament made from plastic diffraction grating reflects light into many colors.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1965 (v.124#6) pg. 140

(1) Carved Santa in a Plexiglas disc appears to move in all directions when hung in a window. (2) Pine bough window ornament is made by pouring casting resin into a pie tin filled with Christmas objects, like pine boughs, cones, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1978 (v.150#6) pg. 74

Yule ornaments to make from throwaways. (1) Chimes made from tin can lids. (2) Plastic caps from spray cans are decorated with self-adhesive seals. (3) Chain of bells is made from egg-shaped hosiery containers.
SUNSET Dec 1979 (v.163#6) pg. 126

Life-sized leaves cut from Mylar film and bent along vein lines scored on the film made shimmering decorations. They can be used as tree ornaments, table decorations, or to make corsages.
SUNSET Dec 1985 (v.175#6) pg. 136

How to photocopy designs on clear acetate sheets to make gift tags, invitations, greeting cards and ornaments.
SUNSET Dec 1987 (v.179#6) pg. 110

Cheerful Christmas tree ornaments are easy to make from wood veneer, clothespins, and foam balls. (1) Veneer flowers and spirals. (2) Clothespin bugs and critters. (3) Jungle balls feature painted animal-skin designs.
SUNSET Dec 1990 (v.185#6) pg. 100

Assorted tree ornaments to make from metallic acetate decorated with doilies, labels, etc.
WOMAN'S DAY Dec 18 1979 (v.43#4) pg. 4, 120

Triangles of light-diffuser plastic are cemented together in star shapes.
WOMAN'S DAY Dec 18 1979 (v.43#4) pg. 91, 166

Tip on how to make tree ornaments from shapes cut from plastic jugs with crocheted edging.
WORKBASKET Nov 1978 (v.44#2) pg. 20