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Floral Ice Cubes

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Popcorn and Fruit Strings

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These delicate garlands fulfill a time-honored role in Christmas-tree decoration. Since the seventeenth century, holiday trees have been ornamented with foodstuffs, symbols of plenty meant to recall the garden of Eden.
Materials
  • Dried fruit
  • Popcorn
  • Needle and thread
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Bundt Cake Bouquet Centerpiece

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Vellum Shields

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Cocktails at sundown are more memorable when you supplement the waning daylight with Asian-inspired lanterns.
Materials
  • 7-day candles in glass vessels (sold at supermarkets)
  • 8 1/2-by-11-inch sheets of vellum paper in the color of your choice
  • Wooden chopsticks
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Fireworks Fans

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Holiday Centerpiece: Gilded Pear Basket

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Gold-painted pears look straight out of a fairy tale on your Christmas table. This gold dust, however, isn't magic -- it's available at baking supply stores. Magnolia leaves are also transformed with gold floral paint.
Materials
  • Nontoxic petal dust, in gold
  • Pears
  • Small paint brush
  • Bowl
  • Basket
  • Magnolia leaves
  • Floral spray, in gold
  • Cedar sprigs
  • Satin ribbon
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Pumpkin Vase with Flowers

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