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Reduce, Reuse, Rejoice! Homemade Holiday Ornaments

Cook up a fresh holiday look without breaking the bank or increasing the size of your carbon footprint.
By Ken Hoyt
November/December 2009
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Repurposed tissue paper and gift wrap give old glass ornaments a new face.
Photo By Ken Hoyt

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Cook up a fresh holiday look without breaking the bank or increasing the size of your carbon footprint. Here are three ideas that can fill a tree or a glass bowl with handmade and whimsical charm.

Cinnamon-Scented Cookies
These fragrant cookies smell yummy, but—though nontoxic—they are not good for snacking.

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The name refers to the translucent quality of the citrus slices.

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These ornaments resemble the paper maché and cardboard ornaments that became popular when glass was scarce.

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