December 14, 1987 12:00 PM

Satin orbs ringed with pleated velvet ribbon and trimmed with gold braid, pearl pins and tassels; or styrofoam balls covered with petals of fabric, stripes of grosgrain ribbon and lace caps, or overlaid with cocktail napkin cutouts and glowing with diamond dust: Seattle artisan and author Lee Maher makes ornament designing look easy. But don’t take on too much at once, she cautions in this 57-minute guide to decorating your tree and table, or the merry will soon evaporate from your Christmas. (Morris Video, 800-345-1441, $19.95)

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