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CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

Bring the spirit of Christmas festivity right inside your home this year with

novel decorations that can be made

for only a few shil- lings. On this page we give five new ideas for attractive horseshoe table d ec orations, Christmas trees, a Christmas window, and a welcome-to the-party treatment for your front door.

WHITE NET Christmas tree (above) is a novel idea for a flat or small home where a real tree takes too much space. This can be made from pieces of net 21 to 3 inches wide. Cut long strips of net, place two pieces together and gather to form a ruffle. Wind over a conical lampshade frame or over wire netting, tack in place and decorate with tiny baubles. Width of the frills varies according to the size of tree.

BIRDCAGE basket makes an ideal base for a front- door decoration (aboveJ. Tie a bright red ribbon on the top, fill the basket with pine cones, plain or painted red, green, or silver, add a few branches of fir leaves. Sparkling Christmas baubles may be used instead of cones. Smaller baskets could hang in the windows as well.

PRETTY window - setting (above) is very simple to make. Cut out stars from silver paper and paste on your living-room window. The rest of the setting can be made from greenery, Christmas

baubles, and candles.

CHRISTMAS TREE (left) it made from white brushes wired together and splayed out. Trim the brushes with Christ mas decorations, tinsel, and bonbons. As a novel touch wire real flowers to the ends of the branches.

HORSESHOES, tiny taperĀ», and holly make a gay table design (right) for Christmas parties. Ordinary horseshoes are painted white, with floral tapers cut to site and fixed on the shoes with holly and modelling clay.

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