December 21, 2001, Newsletter Issue #31: Recycle Decorations for Next Year!

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Use broken or worn out garlands to make wreaths or stars. Make the shape you want from a wire hangar, then twist garland around it. Decorate or leave as-is.
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Put some bare twigs in a vase and insert gumdrops or cranberries on the ends of the branches for an unusual tree centerpiece.
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To make an ordinary decoration stand out, jazz it up a little. Paper chains and cardboard stars can be dressed up with glitter and fancy (leftover) paints.
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Empty wrapping paper tubes are perfect for storing strands of lights. Simply coil the strands around the tubes for an easier decorating job next year.

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