Monthly Archives: November 2011

It’s EASY to Fluff a Fake / Artificial Christmas Wreath

As I was putting up the artificial Christmas wreaths, I started thinking about all the people who buy them, take them out of the package, and just hang them up. Not one bit of effort was put into styling, shaping … Continue reading

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Some Outdoor Christmas Decorating Projects that you can leave up ALL Winter

When it comes to Christmas decorating, I’m all for some decorations that I can put up in late November or early December, and leave up until early March, if I like. Those decorations perform double duty both as holiday decorations, … Continue reading

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A paper craft project for kids..Making a Christmas Tree out of Your Name

Turning my name into a paper Christmas Tree, along with making Paper Snowflakes, was one of the many craft projects that I did in the fifth grade. I think Sister Mary Charles (nee Catherine Lily) was a genius, coming up … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree Decorating…Step by Step, Like a Pro

For 10 years I decorated Christmas trees for the Albany Institute of History and Art’s FESTIVAL of TREES. Each year I came up with a different theme, like a tree covered in antique looking bulbs, a tree covered with dried … Continue reading

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Putting Lights on a Christmas Tree…The EASY WAY

Putting lights on a Christmas Tree, for some is a laborious chore. The act of going around and around, trying to get the lights evenly placed can wear you down. For 10 years, I decorated Christmas Trees for the Albany … Continue reading

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