Make It a Handmade Holiday

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You love Etsy, flea markets and the earth. You're not the only one. The New York Times recently acknowledged the handmade craze is extending to the holidays, which means everyone's getting green this Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa. Here's a guide to help you decorate your rental, and give with a homemade twist.
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  • Make your own menorah by spray-painting a branch silver. And top off the look with these clever star of David ribbons. [Martha Stewart]
  • Even if you don't live in the U.K., Canada or San Francisco and can't rent a Christmas tree, you still don't have to kill a tree. Here are some great homemade tree inspirations - even one made with a hanging rack. [Green Renters]
  • Make a holiday wreath with ornaments. Easy and it you can reuse it next year or take it apart and hang them on a tree. [Shelterpop]


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