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A petite crafts store tree brings sparkle to a tabletop without weighing it down.
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A petite crafts store tree brings sparkle to a tabletop without weighing it down.

A festive sparkle, and a warm, welcoming scene: What could be more magical than the inside of a snow globe? Only this living room in Cathy and Steve Lacy’s home, one of the stops on a holiday home tour in Des Moines. (Steve is chairman and CEO of Meredith Corporation, our parent company.)

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To complement the serene year-round palette, we created a shimmery winter scheme in frosty blues and metallics. Ornaments, accents, and package wrappings all incorporate variations of blue, green, silver, and gold. For the sharp scents and soulfulness of a real tree and cut boughs, we scrolled back to the ’50s and chose a ?ocked blue spruce. Cool-hue ornaments hang from the snowy branches of this gentle giant. And spray-on ?ocking worked magic on the mantel garland, frosting our forest tableau of cone-shape mercury glass trees.

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A winter wonderland theme connects blue  baubles with foxes and  other forest creatures nestled on “snowcovered” boughs, left.  The e?ect carries over  to a tabletop tinsel  tree, above, ?lled with  mini ornaments in a similar palette. Finish a small tree with an  easy shimmery paper  skirt: Fold glitter paper into pleats, clip both ends at an angle, unfold, wrap around the tree base, and staple ends together.

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