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Affordable Christmas tree: Small Spruce treeDecorate with homemade gingerbread men and dehydrated oranges, and popcorn garlands for ornaments
For DIY dehydrated oranges, slice an orange and bake in the oven for four hours at 175 degrees. It smells and looks great!
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Stick cloves in fresh whole oranges for a creative and fragrant touch.
For the table:
Use a white plate, silver charger, and an artichoke in a bowl for a simple place setting.
Put place cards in the artichoke
Use small knit stocking ornaments (available at Macy's) for placing silverware
A "green" decorating idea:Re-plant them when you're done for fresh herbs in the new year
Small rosemary bushes
Store: Cost Plus
Price: $9.99 for three
A simple gingerbread house, great for younger kids:
Cut the top off of a milk carton and cover with brown craft paper
Glue M&M's to the top and let kids decorate with markers
Simple inexpensive gift wrap for any occasion:
Forget all those rolls of Christmas wrap; cover gifts with brown craft paper (available at any craft store) and tie with raffia. It's an elegant inexpensive idea all year-round.