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|Thirteen Kitschy Christmas Crafty Things|
Taken from a 1965 Christmas craft publication, these are mostly made with things you have in your home -- so get busy this weekend!
Ooooooh, make Santas? Learn decoupage? From instructions on a record? Why a monkey could do it! ...A monkey who understands English, anyway. Now I want to decoupage a monkey.
The next few prove that retro 60's persons loved the tinfoil...
A tinfoil angel centerpiece:
A flaming tinfoil wreath:
And my personal favorite, tinfoil kitty-cat cookie holders -- they're not just for Christmas anymore.
Make festive holiday chandeliers out of coat hangers and cone-shaped paper cups. No mention of light, but I guess I'm expecting too much from paper cups and hangers.
Or, you could go for something more dreamy & use all your clear glassware, filled with colored water, to make this castle.
I don't know that a castle is particularly "Christmas-y" but the 1965 holiday magazine has it in there...
A good hostess wears pretty holiday petti-skirts:
Use your flatware to make a lovely decorative, um... er, serving tray?
I guess your guests won't mind a fork that's been taped to a McDonald's tray... Then again, the house was likely set on fire by these candle holders made of paper.
Don't forget to stand at the door and hand out these gifts you've made for your guests who run from the fire...
Like this flamboyant hairspray can:
As the line says, "For the person who has everything..."
I know I'd enjoy holding a wet faux fur handle as I brush my teeth... And glitter in your teeth? Makes your guests want to say, "Oh no, you shouldn't have!"
But then they notice the guy next to you is getting a well-dressed pet rock:
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