Sorry, tinsel: Your time is over. These festive embellishments are made with twinkling lights, colorful candies, and fruits you'll find only at the most wonderful time of the year.
Gumdrop Christmas Garlands
Enlist your little helpers in stringing them together -- what child doesn't love playing with candy? Just know that they might sneak a gummy fish or two (or five)!
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Unfortunately, perishable decorations don't last that long. For something longer lasting, try this beaded wood-veneer garland that will last for years and years to come.
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From a decorating standpoint, it's all about glitz and glamour around Christmastime. These bright poinsettia blooms are made with shiny sheet metal, meaning they will never wilt.
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"Merry Christmas!" Gather all of the cards from your friends and family, near and far, and hang them on a clothesline for a garland with real sentiment.
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Put your favorite seasonal snacks and treats on prominent display. Despite their short-lived time on your tree, these won't go to waste! At the end of the season, you can feed the fruit and popcorn to the birds.
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Paper ribbon chains are fun to make as children. Our satin-smooth ribbon version is nostalgic for adults, not to mention cost-effective and a form of recycling! The pretty ribbons that adorn this year's presents can be linked into a decorative chain for years to follow.
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Transform your living room into a snow-swept winter wonderland. Sew a string of cotton balls onto a fishing line -- they are shatterproof and light enough that they won't weigh down boughs of your tree.
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No need to make a trip to the mall for ornaments and tree trimmings -- what you need can be foraged from your own backyard. A garland strung with pinecones (in a variety of shapes and sizes), and red and green beads give a rustic motif.
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When wrapping gifts and writing holiday cards becomes tiresome, making this bright garland of looped yarn lends a happy distraction. Pom-poms, tassels, and snowflakes made of vibrant yarn create a tree that is a crafter's dream.
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You probably have these in your desk, going unused. A sheet of plain white self-adhesive dots can be easily transformed into a string of cheerful polka dots.