Magic With Tin Cans
Craft Course Publishers
Start saving your cans now! Look at all the magical decorations you can make with just a tin can. I really have no words for this ultimate recycle craft. From the text and pictures, it looks difficult and requires a lot of supplies–all so you can make your home into some kind of Vegas venue. I think my favorite is the chair (last picture below). Check out the use of “giftable”. I think the word in quotes lets us know that it is best to give this to someone you don’t like. In other news, I just got a few ideas for holiday gifts.
Submitter: I can’t decide what I love most about this book — there is just too much awesome awfulness to choose from! From “Conny of Alcoa” (is that like Saul of Tarsus?) perched on the edge of the table in her smart 50’s shirt dress to the scarlet-haired beauty dipping her foiled toes in the water on page 90, this book is a gem. Glue together foil boots to hold lingerie at Christmas! (And don’t forget to invite your guests to “snip nuts to learn their fortunes.”) Hang foil donuts on your front door to impress the neighbors! Mound crushed foil up and stack fruit on it! Dress your son up as a mind control-foiling (yuk-yuk) Pippi Longstocking for Halloween! (Although the aliens may have already gotten him — notice the childish attempt at a Vulcan salute)
Holly: Wow. These are really…something. What possible excuse could a library make for keeping this in their collection? 1959??
How To Make Christmas Ornaments
Submitter: Decorate your tree 70’s style! Found this gem in the oversized book section. We especially adored the earrings and the “Christmas Tree.”
Holly: OMG, those earrings! Hiddeous. These ornaments look just like my grandma’s Christmas tree did most of my life. Grandma’s ornaments are a lovely thing to put on your tree, but if you are helping patrons look for books on to make Christmas ornaments, this book is probably not what they had in mind.
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