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sa   EASTER DECORATIONS & ORNAMENTS
sa   FOOD: ARTIFICIAL & IMITATION
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sa   GRADUATION DECORATIONS & ORNAMENTS
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sa   TABLE APPOINTMENT
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x   PARTY DECORATIONS & ORNAMENTS

How to make tassels from yarn, crochet cotton and embroidery thread.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1973 (v.51#5) pg. F38 (138+)

How to mount lace and doilies in embroidery hoops to create decorative "hang-ups".
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1980 (v.58#9) pg. 96, 150

Jump-rope dollies, crafted from wallpaper scraps, button and string, can form a decorative garland or border in a child's room.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1987 (v.65#9) pg. 60, 67

Scraps of worn out Fair-Isle sweaters or socks are cut into heart shapes, sewn, padded and ornamented with embroidery and buttons.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1987 (v.65#9) pg. 62, 80

Paper bunny cutouts can be used for wreath and package trims or for a wallpaper border.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1987 (v.65#9) pg. 62, 86

Tips on birthday parties for kids. (1) Hot-air balloon cupcakes. (2) Autograph cloud. (3) Star straw favors. (4) Dinosaur hats. (5) "Prehistoric" cake decorated with dinosaur cookies and edible rocks. (6) Backward party invitations.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1989 (v.67#5) pg. 149

Heart-shaped ornament is fashioned from scraps of laces, ribbons and old necktie fabrics.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1989 (v.67#9) pg. 92, 100

Wooden star shapes have woodburned details and stylized painting of a piece of the American flag.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1993 (v.71#9) pg. 65, 80

Make a kinara (candle holder) for Kwanzaa (a celebration of African American heritage which follows Christmas).
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1994 (v.72#12) pg. 212

Decorations for a children's May Day party include a simple Maypole and three versions of May baskets.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1996 (v.74#5) pg. 273

Hawaiian beach party for kids. Suggests activities (limbo, hula hoop pass, pineapple bowling alley), attire (shell necklaces, paper flower leis, grass skirts) and Jellyfish Pops treat.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1997 (v.75#3) pg. 261

Pretzel log cabin with gumdrop and graham cracker trim. A marshmallow snowman and ice-cream cone trees are used to landscape the scene.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1999 (v.77#12) pg. 280

How to hold a world friendship pagent. Includes instructions for making a pinata, for celebrating Holi, for commemorating Guy Fawkes Day, for making a dragon to celebrate Yuan Tan and for staging a Brazilian carnival.
BOYS' LIFE Jan 1972 (v.62#1) pg. 64

Funny-face place markers for a Cub Scout Blue & Gold banquet.
BOYS' LIFE Jan 1979 (v.69#1) pg. 40

Candy airplane party favor made from a roll of candies, two individual Life Savers, a stick of gum and a rubber band.
BOYS' LIFE Jul 1987 (v.77#7) pg. 13

What-not wagon. Small, tabletop decoration in the shape of a wagon with four wheels, heart-shaped cutouts, folding handle, etc.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1990 (v.13#6) pg. 50

St.Patricks Day shamrocks. Ceramic shamrock shapes are equipped with pipe-cleaner arms and legs and ceramic hands and feet.
CERAMIC ARTS & CRAFTS Feb 1994 (v.39#6) pg. 75

Decorative Victorian horns. Greenware horn shapes are decorated with small ceramic busts, ribbon, pearls, cloth flowers, etc.
CERAMICS Aug 1990 (v.25#10) pg. 76

"Wally Wallclown," a clown's head with a painted face and looped hair for use as a wall decoration.
CLOTH DOLL Spring 1989 (v.6#4) pg. 22

The perfect teacher gift. Painted wooden block is decorated with suitable miniatures.
CRAFTS Dec 1991 (v.14#12) pg. 22

Zoo crew. Animal cupcake garnishes (tiger, lion, bear, giraffe, monkey) for kids ages 5 and up to make from craft sticks, felt, wiggle eyes and yarn.
CRAFTS Aug 1993 (v.16#8) pg. 18, 45

Gifts for a fisherman. "Yo Yo Fisherman" figure, dressed in gingham and a straw hat, holds a fishing pole hung with two fish.
CRAFTS Jun 1996 (v.19#6) pg. 25, 39

Mother's Day flowerpot favors for kids ages 6 and up to make. Fabric yo-yo flowers with button centers are fastened to sprigs of eucalyptus and planted in tiny clay flowerpots.
CRAFTS May 1997 (v.20#5) pg. 54

Apple-shaped slates with leather hanging straps are painted with buttermilk paint. They are decorated with school-theme rub-on transfers and small buttons. School name, teacher's name or other message is painted on.
CRAFTS Jun 1997 (v.20#6) pg. 36

Fishing theme Father's Day decoration for kids ages 7 and up to make. Wooden teardrop shapes are glued on a poster board base to make a fish. A twig pole is complete with bobber and hook.
CRAFTS Jun 1997 (v.20#6) pg. 48

Posable scarecrow party favor for kids ages 7 and up to make.
CRAFTS Nov 1998 (v.21#11) pg. 40

A collection of sea and boat motif projects. (1) Nautical note cards and box. Heart-shaped papier-mache box is stenciled with a sailboat, stars and a wave motif. Lighthouses, anchor and ship's wheel motifs are stenciled on craft paper cards and envelopes.(2) Sail boats for display are cut from pine. Nautical-print sails are suspended from dowel masts. (3) Stack 'em Up Lighthouse is created from six round papier-mache boxes in graduated sizes. Bottom box is painted to resemble a rock base. The next four are painted with white brick motifs, bands of red and windows. The smallest box, topped with a split wooden ball and flag, is painted to resemble a light with railing.
CRAFTS Jun-Jul 1999 (v.22#5) pg. 28, Insert

Choirboy placecards for the holidays.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #84 Dec 1981 (v.7#12) pg. 31

Party favor ideas. (1) Simple grapevine wreath. (2) Seed packs. (3) Chintz-heart sachets. (4) Potpourri-filled baby booties.
CREATIVE IDEAS FOR LIVING May-Jun 1990 (v.21#3) pg. N&C-15

Bicentennial or Fourth of July decorations include making a red, white and blue wastebasket, a pair of Bicentennial dolls and an Uncle Sam or Patriotic Sailor.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jul-Aug 1976 (v.6#9) pg. 58

How to turn spray can lids into candy cups, party favors, table decorations, etc.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Mar 1978 (v.9#2) pg. 14

How to make decorative clay party favors. Place card holder is a strawberry trellis. Nut baskets are miniature baskets decorated with clay strawberries and flowers.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jun 1978 (v.9#5) pg. 58, 72

How to make tiny mice pennants that can be used to label cheeses (cheddar, Swiss, etc.) at a party.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Sep 1978 (v.9#7) pg. 20

Felt favors that look like pennants and football helmets. Baseballs, golf balls and tennis balls are designed to fit over lollipops.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Sep 1979 (v.10#7) pg. 69

Grape cluster is made from pecans.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Oct 1979 (v.10#8) pg. 76, 92

Quick-point a tabletop church.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jan-Feb 1981 (v.12#1) pg. 80

How to work with pastillage (gum paste) to form long-lasting confectionary favors.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS May 1981 (v.12#4) pg. 40

Party favor consists of a tiny flower basket filled with colorful "flowers". The flowers and leaves are made of glue tinted with food coloring.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS May 1982 (v.13#4) pg. 35

How to make a raffia garland and centerpiece.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 16 1982 (v.95#16) pg. 68

Producing greens for holiday decorations, from trees and shrubs in your own yard. Tips on the preparation and decorating given.
FLOWER & GARDEN Oct-Nov 1985 (v.29#6) pg. 24

Summer motifs to crochet. Can be made into pins, magnets, favors, etc. (1) Firecracker. (2) Watermelon slice. (3) Tulip.
FLOWER & GARDEN [CRAFTS EDITION] May-Jun 1998 (v.42#3) pg. 8

Wire-wisk hanging. A small stuffed chicken and green moss "nest" convert a wire-wisk into a decorative wall hanging.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING May 1984 (v.198#5) pg. 157, 275

Kitchen rake. Attach stuffed rabbits and stuffed carrots to the handle of a bamboo rake. Display on the wall for a whimsical decoration.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Nov 1984 (v.199#5) pg. 185, 262

Decoration for a child's room looks like a fabric bear pull-toy.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Nov 1986 (v.203#5) pg. 182, 242

Gingham-checked hot-air balloon nursery decoration holds a baby bunny in its basket.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Nov 1986 (v.203#5) pg. 184, 247

Three craft projects for kids. (1) Shell-decorated picture frame. (2) Milk-carton "treasure chest". (3) Painted-stone school bus and safety signs.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Jun 1989 (v.208#6) pg. 78

A Swedish raffia hanging.
LADIES HOME JOURNAL NEEDLE & CRAFT Spring-Summer 1980 (v.10#2) pg. 66, 125

Flower dolls to use as place cards and favors, or on gift wrappings.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Spring 1980 (v.25#1) pg. 128, 10

Centerpiece basket and tiny favor baskets for each place setting are made from papercord and filled with pinecones and tiny dried flowers.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jul-Aug 1981 (v.26#4) pg. 68, 140

"God Bless My Garden" door ornament made from a garden trowel.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jun 1987 (v.32#3) pg. 47

Party-favor "crackers".
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Dec 1989 (v.34#6) pg. 63, 99

Paper art. Make greeting cards and holiday decorations from paper designs cut with small scissors. Some tips.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #72 Nov-Dec 1981 pg. 67

Counted needlepoint "Mother's Day" and "Father's Day" designs.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Mar-Apr 1982 (v.5#2) pg. 7

Weave a "rainbow" window decoration.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Jan-Feb 1985 (v.8#1) pg. 56

Tiny basket nut cups made from scraps of fabric, ribbon and lace.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Mar-Apr 1985 (v.8#2) pg. 20

End of the rainbow. St.Patrick's Day ceramic decoration consist of a mushroom house, leprechaun mice, and fairies.
POPULAR CERAMICS #534 Feb 1994 (v.44#7) pg. 62

Irish boot with shamrocks and leprechauns coming out the top. Tips on staining this ceramic centerpiece.
POPULAR CERAMICS #535 Mar 1994 (v.44#8) pg. 31

Miniature wooden mailboxes are mounted on a dowel and attached to a small wooden base. A rolled-up greeting or note can be inserted in the mailbox when giving them as favors or gifts.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #55 Jul 1990 (v.10#1) pg. 62

How to make paper party hats from newspaper and gift wrappings.
SUNSET Dec 1978 (v.161#6) pg. 98

"Bonkers" or cascarones are eggshells stuffed with confetti and surrounded with a cone of newspaper and colorful tissue paper. This traditional Mexican fiesta favor is broken open against a friend's head, showering them in confetti.
SUNSET Mar 1986 (v.176#3) pg. 112

A collection of bowls, baskets, boxes, and party favors made from a dough of confectioner's sugar, cornstarch, gelatin, water and food coloring.
WOMAN'S DAY Mar 1 1978 (v.41#7) pg. 28

Charming country crafts. Laminated-pine wedges are painted to look like watermelon slices.
WOMAN'S DAY Nov 24 1981 (v.45#3) pg. 93, 160

Woman's Day holiday decorations contest winners. Photos and tips included.
WOMAN'S DAY Dec 22 1981 (v.45#4) pg. 32, 160

Stuffed fabric apples are made from all-red and red-and-white checked calico.
WOMAN'S DAY Nov 15 1983 (v.47#3) pg. 127, 182

Tip shows how to make party favor dolls from marshmallows and nut cups.
WORKBASKET Mar 1978 (v.43#6) pg. 35

Make imitation strawberries from stuffed calico. Use them for decoration.
WORKBASKET Mar 1983 (v.48#5) pg. 17

Make a Valentine's lollipop "mouse" to use as a party favor or package decorations.
WORKBASKET Feb 1984 (v.49#4) pg. 28

Make a mouse and a mushroom house from cloth and foam.
WORKBASKET Apr 1984 (v.49#6) pg. 40

"Tuxedo" party containers are made by covering ordinary cans and cartons with paint, construction paper or felt. Black containers are trimmed with a white bib, black bow tie and studs.
WORKBASKET Jan 1987 (v.52#3) pg. 34

Miniature graduation caps are crocheted.
WORKBASKET May 1987 (v.52#7) pg. 39

Tip: Tiny parasol is made from a cork, toothpicks, yarn and a corsage pin.
WORKBASKET Feb 1988 (v.53#4) pg. 24

Graduation-hat party favors are needlepointed in plastic canvas.
WORKBASKET May 1988 (v.53#7) pg. 46

Cup-and-saucer crocheted party favor.
WORKBASKET Jun-Jul 1988 (v.53#8) pg. 50

Little red school house front on a wooden base. Balsa wood is covered with strips of quilling paper to create the siding and trim.
WORKBASKET Aug-Sep 1992 (v.57#6) pg. 58

Tiny tatted basket serves as an after-dinner mint container, decoration, or party favor.
WORKBASKET Feb-Mar 1994 (v.59#3) pg. 22

Miniature locomotive party favor is made by combining sticks of gum, Lifesaver candy rolls and pennies.
WORKBASKET Dec 1994-Jan 1995 (v.60#2) pg. 64

Baby chicks hatching from eggs are made from yarn pom-poms and clean egg shells.
WORKBASKET Apr-May 1995 (v.60#4) pg. 62

Sunburst ornaments. Strips of bamboo glued to a cardboard disc create decorative ornaments.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1967 (v.23#3) pg. 53

Mini-lamp, a tiny Oriental-style lantern that has a small turned doll in the lantern window. Lantern does not light.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1971 (v.27#2) pg. 66