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They're fun and sure to bring smiles. Take a peek at some playful holiday decorations from Traditional Home magazine.

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    Boxed Sets

    Some presents have real presence! Make a "box" of moist florist's foam, cover with tightly-clustered carnations, and finish with a wide satin ribbon to create a fragrant centerpiece -- or the perfect hostess gift.

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    Cool Roses

    Red-and-white peppermint sticks are hot-glued around a glass cylinder vase, tied with a red-and-white grosgrain ribbon, and finished with a candy ball. It's a jolly presentation for usually formal red roses.

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    A Minty Fresh Forest

    Poked into a cardboard base that's sprinkled with fake snow, green Plexi-glass rods hold aloft peppermint balls in a contemporary sculpture. If you leave the mints in their wrappers, use a dab of hot glue to hold the candy aloft.

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    Milliner's Madness

    Carnation domes embellished with glass-ball ornaments and topped with a finial of marabou feathers rest atop candy-filled vases. Think of a holiday hat Dr. Seuss could have created.

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    Mixing Patterns

    Stripes are always the perfect complement to florals. Here, striped candy balls disguise the stems of a Christmas-red flower bouquet pushed into dampened floral foam.

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    Space-Age Still Life

    A Styrofoam sphere covered with matte silver ball ornaments and snow-white marabou feathers -- and perched on a discount-store candlestick -- looks like a bouquet for a stellar snow princess.

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    Indoor Snowman

    A carnation-clad snowman watches over fanciful gumdrop trees and packages wrapped in geometric papers. Tightly-clustered white carnations cover stacked Styrofoam spheres to create Frosty. His buttons, smile and eyes are gumdrops -- and he proudly wears the traditional carrot nose.

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    Fun and Festive Christmas Color Schemes

    Break out of the red and green rut with pretty Christmas color schemes that will wow your guests. From pink and green to silver and gold, we show you how to get your holiday decor looking merry and bright for the season.
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