The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, December 01, 1986, JAZZ UP YOUR HOLIDAYS, Page Page 9, Image 17
Monday, December 1, 1986 Supplement to the Daily Nebraskan Page 9 Christmas gifts you make yourself A couple of Christmas's ago, my lovely girlfriend sat down and pooled her creative resources. She came up with one of my favorite gifts to dat e. I'm not sure whether she invented it or just happened to find it in some Craig Anton crazy arts and crafts magazine, but it doesn't matter, it's a great practi cal gift and I'm sure it would look wonderful in your home. The gift is a bulletin cork-board, or a cork-bulletin board. Make that a bulletin board with cork on it. Don't get me wrong though, this is no ordinary cork board. Oh no, this board has style. Here's how you make one: Measure a square piece of quarter inch plywood, preferably 2' by 3', or whatever dimension you want. Buy or borrow a bottle of Elmers Carpen ter Glue, but don't eat any. Now comes the fun part. Collect a few hundred wine corks, you know, the corks that come out of bottles. Just go to a local Lincoln or surrounding city restaurant and ask them to save all the corks that come out of the wine bottles. Make sure they serve wine with corked bottles, twist off caps just won't do. The rest is quite self explanatory. Arrange the corks in your own fashion. Maybe use Christmas as a theme. Arrange the corks in the shape of a Christmas tree or a Menorah or maybe a big piece of coal. After you've found your desired shape; making sure that the corks fill upmost of the plywood, perman ently affix the corks to the plywood with the carpenter glue. Keep in mind here that an adult should be present and that your work space should be properly ventilated and supplied with a cool glass of lemo nade or iced tea. Remember, narcot ics and Elmer's glue don't mix! Now find some grommets to put on the back of the plywood, hang it up and you've got yourself a crafty little cork board. And look at all the money you've saved. Here's another gift to make for your friends or for yourself. Spend a day thrift shopping in the local star vation armies. Find an old wooden shutter that usually borders the outside of a home window. Sand or paint the shutter to your own speci fications. Now type, print or write your most commonly-made phone numbers down on strips of paper that will lay onto each individual shutter blade. After you've filled one side, flip the blades over and put more numbers on the other side. Now comes the grommet part again, just put one or two on the back side allowing plenty of space for the blades to flip up or down. Now hang it on a wall near the phone, or right beside your new cork board. Isn't gift-making fun and easy? Now go into any department store and look for these gifts. They won't be there. If they are you can sure that the price tag reads $49.99, plus tax. f Sj V&-- A Cp . 0 ' ST VA J j. Co Iiy rsv f x C, tin I n! PEARL & DIAMOND PENDANT OR EARRING SET Fabulous pearls and lowly diamonds arc gorgeous together in either a pendant with delicate I -i kt. chain or in a pair of earrings. A wonderful gift! Pendant Reg. Sl5 $75 NOW Earring Reg. $125 NOW $79 MATCHING DIAMOND WEDDING BANDS You'll be t'(iuil partners from the start. Each ring has i beautiful diamonds, which are set in matching wedding bands of 14 kt. gold. Reg. $840 14 carat now.... $695 Reg. $1130 12 carat now.... $849 Reg. $2050 1 carat now... $1539 n TO GET THE BEST PEARL THIS YEAR'S BEST BUY A gorgeous oval sapphire surrounded by diamonds creates this incredible ring at an incredible price. Reg. $325 NOW $195 1 Values we go right to the source. Special sale price starting at $295 1 "1 . ry-pg- - DIAMOND SOLITAIRE RING A brilliant solitaire diamond set in a 4 prong tiffany head to accentuate its color and clarity. The ring Is a smooth 1 4 kt. gold slightly tapered for simple elegence. Reg NOW $250 18 carat $195 $515 13 carat $395 $1295 12 carat $995 $2695 1 carat $1995 L DIAMOND HEARTUGHT A dazzling round diamond is captured in a 1 4 kt. gold setting and a 1 4 kt. gold chain. A great buy! Reg. $75 $55 NOW EXCITING VALUE A fluted dome ring the perfect gift, a fashion must. Reg. $160 NOW ,..........$99 (-' v. m ACCESSORIZE THIS YEAR WITH Matching sapphire and diamond pendant and earrings. Reg. $300 NOW $198 C OPAL SWIRL A lovely opal styled with 2 beautiful diamonds in a solid gold ring. Reg. $165 NOW $125 : FRESH IDEA A natural fresh water pearl held in a 14 kt. yellow gold ring with diamond accents, no two pearls are alike, the touch or individual ism. Reg. $295. NOW .............$225 "For the price, quality, and selection. " V I -1 It i f. J 'A DOWTOWN 12th & "0" c GATEWAY Enclosed Mail Si s - v . 1'