Thursday, December 17, 2009

Channeling Martha


After seeing Natalea's post here, I too decided to try out this craft project from Martha Stewart Living Magazine. I have birds. I have nests. I have pine cones. I have evergreen boughs. I have toilet paper roll tubes. I had all the supplies, so it was a $0 craft with nothing to loose. The fun part is that you can hide small gifts or treats inside the log. If you don't have Martha's magazine, you can see how to make it here.
I also made this chocolate pound cake with an orange glaze from a Canterbury Naturals mix I bought at Homegoods. We used to sell this brand at the store I used to manage. Yum!
I put together these table favors/placecards for our Christmas Eve dinner using children's mittens found at Target's Dollar Spot. We always have a snowman theme, because our Christmas plates have snowmen on them. I filled the mittens with candies, a snowflake cupcake topper and attached a wee glass snowman ornament with a name tag.

Cindy shows you how to make quick and easy Christmas decorations for your home today over on the Joli Paquet blog.

Photo by Cindy Gilstrap

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11 comments:

Who's that Gamine? said...

Love love love your blog! Happy Holidays, and stock up on those mittens. It's frosty here in NY!

Love,
MG

*whosthatgamine.blogspot.com*

Suze said...

Love your crafty creations. Those mittens are so cute, what a great idea.
Suze

Lorrie said...

I hadn't seen those birds/nests - they are gorgeous.
Enjoy the countdown to Christmas!

Lorrie

Karin said...

So cute Jeanne! The cardboard roll looks just like a log!

natalea said...

AW! Your birdie came out great! I was thinking the same thing-no new supplies- no problem!
Have a fantastic week Jeanne.
xo natalea

vivian said...

love the bird nest on the log! I think I may have to try making one myself!
everything is so festive and fun!
hugs
vivian

icandy... said...

ah, i remember seeing that sweet bird craft~ yours turned out really sweet!
happy holidays!
christina

Marie Antionette said...

What a lovely post.Love the mitten...Its adorable,wish I had the cake...yummmm.
Merry Christmas and May God bless you and yours this hoilday season,
XXOO Marie Antionette

Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

Great! That cake looks yummy!

cindy said...

Don't you love Target's Dollar Spot? I do! Love the mittens all dolled up, looks like fun!

-c
yapping cat

Tina said...

I wanted to try and make those cute bird and log treat holders...yours came out wonderfully. Love your blog and will be back to visit again soon. Happy Holidays.

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