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  1. Leaf-Embellished Chandelier

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    Just a few leaves -- some evergreen, some glimmering silver as if dusted with snow -- add subtle wintry beauty to a candlelit chandelier.

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    Martha Stewart Living, December 2010
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  2. Gift Monogram

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    Recycle holiday cards as labels for presents.

    With a pencil, kids can draw (or stencil) the recipient's initial onto a card, and cut it out. Punch a hole in the letter, and tie to gift with yarn or ribbon.

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    Martha Stewart Kids, Special Issue 2004
  3. New Year's Champagne with Grapes

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    In Spain, revelers mark the new year by quickly eating a dozen grapes at midnight. The fruit is said to be a predictor of the year ahead: Each sweet grape represents a good month, each sour grape a less-than-lucky one. 

    Adopt the tradition by threading grapes onto skewers, and serve each in a glass of Champagne just before the countdown.

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    Martha Stewart Living, January
  4. April Fools' Trick: Shrunken Breakfast

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    Serve a meal in miniature: a sunny-side-up quail egg atop a piece of cocktail bread. 

    (Quail eggs are available at specialty-food stores, including some Whole Foods markets, and through LocalHarvest.)

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    Martha Stewart Living, April 2009
  5. April Fools' Trick: Blue Water

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    Turn the kitchen sink into a blue lagoon with nontoxic dye pellets, designed to tint children's bathwater. When the water is turned on, the burst of color will be short-lived yet shocking.

     

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    Martha Stewart Living, April 2009
  6. 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
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