Nearly weightless ornaments seem to hover rather than hang. The honeycomb paper, cut into curvy forms, opens into translucent layers. Vintage metallic beads are used as accents.
3-D Ornament and Tree Topper
A far cry from Charlie Brown's sad sapling, this snow-white tree is meant to be trim. The original base was replaced with a shapely, sand-filled lacquer vase; the homemade 3-D ornaments are made from bits of fabric stitched together and stuffed with quilt batting.
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Felt Dreidel Bag
Within a small felt pouch or coin purse, nestle a silver dreidel and some foil-wrapped sweets. A dreidel such as this, finely crafted of precious material, makes a wonderful keepsake.
Candy-Cane Place Card
What could be sweeter? Cut out 3-inch ovals from colorful card stock. Using a hole punch, make a hole at each end, and then neatly write your guests' names on the ovals with black ink. Thread ribbon scraps, each about 6 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide, through the backs of the place cards. Notch the ribbon ends, and set a card at each place setting.
Quarters come in handy at the newsstand, campus laundries, and video arcades; transit tokens are appreciated by commuters. Cover their utilitarian wrappers with candy cane hues.
Candy Coin How-To
Friday, December 14, 2007