Cool Blue and White for the Holidays

Bring cool blues and white indoors to create a holiday scene as refreshing as a walk in the snow.

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    Delicate Ornament Wreath

    This intricate-looking wreath is surprisingly simple to make. Here's how:
    -- Wrap a plastic foam wreath with white or pale blue ribbon.
    -- Hot-glue glass ornaments to cover the wreath, starting with the larger balls and layering smaller ones to fill the gaps.

    Editor's Tip: Select an assortment of colors, textures, and sheens for the most interesting effect. Link TK

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    Card-Display Board

    The annual flurry of Christmas cards looks lovely displayed on this memory board. Here's how to make it:
    -- Start with an inexpensive framed bulletin board.
    -- Paint the frame, and apply a diluted wash in varying shades of blue mixed with luminescent embossing powder.
    -- Stretch quilted fabric over the cork and staple onto the back. Create a grid of ribbon attached with pins at the ends and wherever ribbons cross. Link TK

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    True-Blue Stocking

    This stocking takes on a mod flair with a ruff of soft white faux fur and a star made from icy-white beads. Link TK

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    Beaded Table Runner

    Set the mood for the holidays with a pretty table that you can make in a snap. Here's how to do it:
    -- Start with a ready-made runner -- this one is white fabric edged with a generous band of shiny blue.
    -- At each end, tack on a length of sparkly beading (available at crafts or fabric stores) to add a dressy holiday finish. Link TK

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    Snowflake Gift Toppers

    Top holiday packages with snowflake ornaments for a festive touch in cool colors. Here's how:
    -- Fold pale blue card stock into halves, and then fold those halves into thirds for a total of six layers.
    -- Cut a snowflake shape through all layers, and unfold. Press the paper flat with an iron.
    -- Brush the top with white glue and sprinkle with glittery embossing powder. Links TK

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    Grown-ups are as delighted as kids to find a stash of holiday sweets on the back of their chairs. Simple cones, hanging from white organza ribbon, double as place cards when customized with a name.

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