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'" Practicality and utility are the
first considerations in making a
gift for father. The articles il
lustrated are simple and inexpen
sive, being made from odds and
ends from the piece bag.
The handy box is made of card
board covered with denim, parti
tions being made for articles to
meet many emergencies. The box
contains baggage tags, trunk la
bels, tacks, key tags, gummed la
bels, thumb tacks, adhesive tape;
rubber bands, tube of paste and
This is only a suggestion for
contents, which may be bought at
The box is 7 by 7 by. inches.
- 'A shoe box would make an ex
cellent foundation. Cover with
denim or a strong wall paper,
leaving enough to turn in an inch
at too and bottom. Paste denim
or paper over rough edges to fin
Make the partitions fit the con
: tents, keeping the sections to
f srether by pasting over each joint,
cover edges with strips of paper
tt Use the same material on the
e cover, which is fastened in place
s bv a two-inch strip of denim, one-
- half pasted on the inside of cover J
. the rest along tne edge or. dox.
: Finish inside of cover, by pasting
plain, paper over raw edges.
The calendar and pad combined
c is a useful desk adjunct. The cal
endar cards slip put at the top, to
change each "month! A strip at
-;the side holds a pen or pencil. A
I pad is fastened on top"- of the
slanting-box made for purpose.
DON'T. FORGET TE
The material is cretonne, the founda
tion, cardboard. The cost is teii cehfc
for calendar, five for pad, and five foi
The pad rest is 7 inches long; 4
inches wide, inch high at frotit, an'd
Wa inches hierh at back. The frame frt
the calendar is 4 by Sl2 inches.
Make the box of cardboard, fastenej
together with strips of strong .papej
Cover with cretonne and paste, the pa
in the middle.
The shaving- padls a heart &TA .inches
wide and 7y2 inches through the middle.
Cut out four hearts. Cover one witji
linen or burlap on which paste or sey
three small blue birds cut from blue
sateen, silk or linen.
The lower bird carries a card of v
material on which is outlined stitc
with black darning cotton "Bon Tour"--!
French forv"good day." '
Cover a second heart and overhang
the two together.. Cover the other twJ
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Placfc tissue paper cut heart shape be
tween. xiang oy Diue tape.