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Ask the Patch Pro: Local Experts Answer Your Holiday Decorating Questions

Our panel of experts are waiting in the comments to answer your questions in the latest installment of Ask the Patch Pro.

It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week we tackle a different topic and open up the comments section for questions.

Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week we're talking all about decorating for the holidays. Patch wants to help find the answers to all your questions about decorating for your work holiday party, putting lights on your house and local deals to help you decorate your home, but we need a little help. 

We've compiled a team of experts to help us out. Meet the experts:

If you have a decorating related question, ask below in our comment section and one of our experts will answer!  If you consider yourself a local expert and would like to be added to the list, let us know! jordan.lanham@patch.com

Heidi L. December 06, 2012 at 06:05 PM
I plan to make a centerpiece out of fruit for my Christmas Eve open house this year, any ideas that will help to keep my fruit from turning brown?
Bryanna Hampton December 06, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Good idea! I'm on the lookout for some scented pine cones that I can "glitterize" and place in a glass bowl on my table. Anyone seen some for cheap? Maybe some already decorated?
Julie Brown Patton December 06, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Bryanna, have you tried Gordman's for the pine cones? I thought they had some in the past.
Candace Jarrett December 06, 2012 at 08:14 PM
Michael's Bryanna. They have 20 percent off coupon in the Saturday paper each week.
Claire Chosid December 06, 2012 at 09:44 PM
Hey, Heidi! Great idea about using fruit for a centerpiece! If you have a pretty tray, silver, gold or crystal, you could begin with a fresh pineapple in the center, surrounded by pomegranates, apples, oranges studded with cloves some lemons and limes, too. I would also place some whole walnuts and pecans under the fruits to stabilize them, using more around the edges for added color and texture. Why not add some velvet ribbon, placed around the the fruit to and another element. If you purchase fresh fruit, it should last at least 5 days, up to a week.

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