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Decorating

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Space-Saver Desk

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DIY Custom Window Shade

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Pom-Pom Berry Wreath

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Plaster Bones

There's nothing bare-bones about these Halloween decorations. The "Flintstones"-size femur and the heap of humeri posing as logs in the fireplace are made from newspaper wrapped in plaster cloth. (Table legs are legs indeed -- store-bought faux bones!)Watch the How-To Video
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Glittered Eggs

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Coating Easter eggs with glitter provides a sparkling alternative to coloring them with dyes. Powdered glitter comes in an array of colors, which can be mixed to create different shades. For added shimmer, combine colored glitter with either gold or silver glitter.
Materials
  • Eggs (for varying sizes, try chicken, quail, and goose eggs).
  • Powdered glitter in assorted colors, including gold for sparkle
  • Egg blower (available at crafts stores) or rubber ear syringe (available at drugstores)
  • Craft glue
  • Paintbrush
  • Pin
  • Wax paper
  • Bowls and spoons (for glitter)
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Easter Paper Chains

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Symbols of rebirth -- downy newborn chicks and rabbits -- abound at springtime. Their proliferation is charmingly represented in simple paper chains, which make perfect Easter decorations.
Materials
  • Bunny/Chick template
  • Parchment or tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape
  • Card stock
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Lighted Pinecone Arrangement

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Cedar Wreath "Chandelier"

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This Scandinavian-style greenery "chandelier" is an eye-catching way to draw guests to a holiday cocktail or buffet table. It's fashioned from a pair of cedar wreaths that have been adorned with wine-colored satin bows and suspended from the ceiling with lengths of the same ribbon.
Materials
  • 16-inch-diameter cedar wreath
  • 22-inch-diameter cedar wreath
  • 17 yards of 2-inch-wide red satin ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Ceiling hook
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