Games, cut-outs & patterns

Month-by-month calendar icons (1965)

Here's a whole year's worth of cute retro drawings that you can use to make your own calendar -- and they come to you right to you from 1965. Just click here or on the calendar image below to get a larger versi... Read more...

Make your own gift wrapping bags (1956)

Make your own gift wrapping bags They're gifts themselves with many "after" uses Have you ever gone through wrapping gymnastics trying to make a pretty package of an odd-shaped gift? The easiest way is ... Read more...

How to make egg shell dolls (1909)

Make Easter egg shell dollies by Lina Beard The little eggshell dollies are so bewitching, you will surely want a lot of them to be used in many ways -- as toys to play with, as gifts, as favors, as place c... Read more...

Make a milk carton bird house (1964)

Fun to do... fun to bird-watch all summer long! How to turn a Pure-Pak milk carton into a beautiful home for birds It's easy with a Pure-Pak Birdhouse Kit! A heavy plastic roof, adhesive-backed siding a... Read more...

Zodiac designs for a cross-stitch rug (1950)

The signs of the zodiac, originated by some ingenious stargazer thousands of years ago, have persisted through the ages not only as astrological and astronomical symbols but also in many forms of art.

Jiffy-make ponchos (1955)

Jiffy-make ponchos Start with new fabric or cut up an old skirt for this summer's most popular topping Our carefree tie-on poncho is cut in just four identical pieces and put together with simple straight... Read more...

Play square game (1950)

Play square by Stephen M Elonka Remember the game of "dots" or "boxes," where you joined the dots to complete squares, and the person who made the most squares was the winner? Play Square, a new version of ... Read more...

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