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Some things of beauty are a joy forever, but delicate flowering quince—a traditional symbol of love and abundance—lasts only a week or two. This blooming-good imitation is the exception: Snip petal clusters off pink or red freeze-dried hydrangeas, and craft-glue them to branches. They’ll look fresh well past winter, and keep your household in the pink.
HUES TO USE You can replicate other blossoming branches with this technique. White hydrangeas mimic almond or orange blossoms; yellow ones pass for forsythia. THE DETAILS: Arte Flor natural preserved hydrangeas, in Light Pink, $ 20, gorgeous flowers.us. DriedDecor .com decorative birch branches, $7 per bunch, drieddecor.com.