Friday, December 12, 2014

Holiday Know How

When your xmas needs a sprucin', you know you can always count on AEET to give you a juicin', (sorry) aka the best, most beautifully themed and thought-out holiday decoration instructions on the web, and this time via a nifty old booklet given out FREE in 1957 courtesy of neighborhood Tom-Boy stores! That's right, it's time to get out that roll of Reynolds Wrap foil again and start molding up some exquisite, high falootin' fun! Ideas for ornaments, tree trimming, doors, centerpieces, wreaths, mobiles, etc... and hey, like it says at the top of page 6 "Begin with Balls!" crushed, pressed, hammered... wait, I suddenly don't like the sound of this...

Ok, Time-Out for Carols instead!


Craftypants Carol said...

there's always time out for carols!

man this is great!!! and hilarious! i had no idea that the potato shape was one of the fundamental foil shapes.

and that jaunty skater looks more like he's chasing after someone!

man there really are so many cool ideas in here. i love the Merry Christmas stockings for the mantel. esp if they were made super teeny!

man - i've got a lot of festooning to do!!!

J_D_La_Rue_67 said...

"No gift looks lovelier than the one wrapped in aluminium foil"... plain and simple!
Now I know how to wrap the new "electronic cigarettes set" for C-3PO.
Ah these gloomy, looong, rainy Christmas days... Thanks AEET.

Got a problem with Carols?

Mr. Karswell said...

My pleasure! If you guys really are planning on foil festooning, don't forget to consult the other Reynolds Wrap posts in the archives too :)

~~louise~~ said...

I'm having waaaay to much fun cooking down memory lane, J.D. I also happen to have this little booklet too.

So much FUN!!!

Thank you so much for sharing...

I don't know what to pin first. Are you on Pinterest?

Mr. Karswell said...

Oops! You're thinking I'm JD, again, Louise!

Haha... and nope, not posting on pintrist, though I do like to look around there :)