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  1. A Year of Flowers: December

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    Unlike Narnia, where it's always winter and Christmas never comes, this land of ice and snow welcomes festivities (sound track: Louis Armstrong's "Cool Yule"). A combination of vintage and contemporary vessels holds white spider mums as well as seeded eucalyptus (available at florists) and blue Atlas cedar branches lightly frosted with silver floral spray paint. For a change of scene, line up containers across a mantel, along a windowsill, or down the middle of a table.

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    Martha Stewart Living
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  2. Embellished Envelope Cards

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    Earn bonus points for original packaging with these deconstructed Valentine's Day notes: The envelopes don't hold the cards -- they are the cards.

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    Martha Stewart Living, February 2008
  3. Pumpkin Balloons

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    A gaggle of helium-filled jack-o'-lantern balloons hovers near the refreshment table. The simple features are drawn onto the inflated balloons with permanent marker. Choose an assortment of geometric shapes that are easy to create freehand.

  4. Hang a Wreath Without Making Holes in the Door

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    Sometimes it's what you don't see that really counts. Suspend your holiday wreath from the top of the door frame and avoid making unsightly holes. Cut a 3-inch-wide satin or grosgrain ribbon long enough, when doubled, to hang wreath at the desired height. Loop ribbon around back of wreath form. Join ends, and fold them over 1/2 inch. Secure to top of door with thumbtacks. 

    This technique is great for mirrors, too: Hang a wreath in front of the glass, and tack the hanger behind the frame.

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    Martha Stewart Living, December 2010
  5. How-To

    Spider Spears

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    Cut the bugs off plastic spider rings, then puncture their centers with an awl or a T-pin. Insert the toothpick into the hole from the bottom, and color the exposed tip with a marker.

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