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5 DIY New Year’s Decorations

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ornament trees

2. Ornament Trees

Cut flowers often come with a hefty environmental footprint. Those beautiful blooms use tons of pesticides and many gallons of water to grow, and they’re shipped from all over the world. With a little crafty know-how, you can fill your vases with a much smaller footprint.

Don’t put away your Christmas ornaments yet! Head out to the backyard or the nearest park and collect some fallen branches in different sizes. You can arrange them in pretty vases and hang some sparkly ornaments from the ends to create eye-catching centerpieces without a cut flower in sight!

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Image Credit: Ornament Trees by Becky Striepe

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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4:17PM PST on Dec 13, 2013

Kind of kooky...thanks for sharing.

12:21PM PST on Dec 6, 2012

Thanks for the ideas.

10:11PM PST on Dec 4, 2012

thnaks

4:30AM PDT on Jul 20, 2012

ty

5:54PM PST on Jan 29, 2012

Ta.

5:45PM PST on Jan 3, 2012

No New Years party here. Did chill with a friend though, but not because of the holiday.

4:04PM PST on Jan 2, 2012

interesting

10:13AM PST on Jan 2, 2012

liked some of this

11:17PM PST on Dec 31, 2011

The ornament trees look nifty. It's not a good idea to decorate with anything edible if you have pets.

10:01PM PST on Dec 31, 2011

thanks for the advice....

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