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Spring Awakening: Decorating Ideas for the Season

 

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The kids can help dress up the party by making a multihued ribbon garland—just like an old-fashioned paper chain—to hang on the mantel. The bright colors pop against an arrangement of whimsical white ceramics.

Here's how: Cut 2-inch ribbons in a rainbow of shades into 9-inch strips. Loop alternating colors one through another and secure with double-side tape or fashion tape (hollywoodfashiontape.com), which is extra strong. Use tacks or removable adhesive to hang.

Ceramic rabbit, Smith & Hawken, $32, smithandhawken.com.

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