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					22          FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2007                                                                                                                                                                                                                          THE DAILY GLEANER



Some tips for doing holiday decorating quickly
By MARY CAROL GARRITY
                                                                                                          Front door
Scripps Howard News Service                                                                                  Be sure to dress up your front door first. Not only will
                                                                                                          making it sing get you excited for the season, it will fake out
   I have a confession to make. As much as I love fabulous                                                your neighbours, who will naturally assume the inside of
holiday decorations, I sometimes have a hard time getting                                                 your home is as wonderful as the outside.
psyched to transform my home for Christmas.                                                                  For a unique front-door treatment, hang a cheery red or
   I stare at the skyscraper of storage boxes marked “Christ-                                             green lantern from your doorknocker. Tie it up with a fes-
mas decorations” and I sigh. But once I drag out the first                                                 tive bow, insert a battery operated candle and fill in with
box and start pulling out the baubles and bulbs, my heart                                                 some winter greenery, and you have a killer display in a
beats wildly and I can’t wait to deck the halls. A surefire                                                matter of minutes.
way to break through holiday decorating inertia is to ease
yourself in, one small decorating project at a time.
                                                                                                          Light fixtures
   Here are a few high-impact spots you can spruce up in                                    Decorating the chandelier in your dining room, kitchen
a jiffy.                                                                                  or entry is a great way to achieve maximum drama with
                                                                                         minimum effort. Plus, it’s super easy to make your light
                                                                                                              fixture look like a million bucks with-
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                                                                                                              and secure one end of the greenery
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                                                                                                              ing. Then loosely loop and weave the                                                     QUICK FIX: Toss a merry wreath around an outdoor light
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                               LIS                                  AGE                                          The key to an awesome treatment is                                                    rather, suspend prisms, pinecones or creamer pitchers.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                         minute. Cluster a group of apothecary
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