08/16/2011 09:41 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Mark Kintzel's Backyard Entertaining

by Mark Kintzel

The summer may be winding down, but entertaining knows no season. The projects I have in store today are perfect for the budget-conscious, environmentally friendly folks who prefer living simply. I'm repurposing old gear from around my house to function in a party atmosphere. It's simple, it's quick, and it'll last you for many parties to come! See my video below to learn how to make roadmap garland, wine bottle lanterns, and pedestals for your party treats.

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