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How to turn mail into Christmas decor

by webdev

December 01, 2011

Have you checked your mailbox lately? If so, you likely found at least one holiday greeting card. Many people start sending their wishes of happy holidays and prosperous new years right after Thanksgiving to get the festivities started.

Instead of allowing these cards to pile up in an unattractive mass on your kitchen table, take a page from Martha Stewart's book and turn them into a holiday decoration. According to Stewart's website, greeting cards can turn into wonderful garlands with just a few simple steps.

Choose a mirror or doorway to adorn, then string a ribbon, piece of twine or strand of tinsel across or around it. Stewart uses lametta tinsel, a thin, flexible wire covered in shiny tufts and attaches it to a framed mirror with thumbtacks on the back. Hang the lovely tidings of holiday greetings with one-inch double ring paperclips.

No holiday design is complete without Christmas floral decorations. Accent your new garland with Christmas flowers like red roses or poinsettias. Arrangements that feature pine cones, ornaments or candles can also add an elegant and wintery touch.

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