I wondered where to put the 20' of pine garland, and finally draped it over the triple window in our little sunroom. I apologize for the shitty picture. The fuse has already blown on the lights on the left half of the garland and I can't change it. So sorry, so fat-fingered.
These are my children's christening cups, each topped with a moss ball. I like how each cup shows the taste of each set of godparents.
Kali looks askance at a Santa I made years ago.
Inspired by Pinterest, I'm wrapping our presents in newspapers this year. Here's how it looks on Pinterest:
Here's how it looks in real life:
I kind of like the result, actually. It's a use for the million-yard spool of baker's twine I bought and the newspaper is easier to work with than the brown kraft paper I used last year. Still, your hands end up filthy, and it's surprising how many pages in a newspaper are unsuitable for wrapping, due to colored ink. The entire Sunday New York Times yielded enough paper for six or seven presents presents. (Yes, we read it first.)
This project involves decoupaging "vintage German papers" onto ornament balls.
As it happens, we're fresh out of vintage German papers, but pages torn out of an old paperback copy of Shogun worked fine. I can't say I'm blown away by the finished project, but it isn't exactly awful either.
Acorns are plentiful and can be made into a number of decorations.
I went out to collect acorns and discovered that the squirrels had eaten them all. Still, I gathered up some acorn caps, thinking they could be made into a garland, or a different pinterest project, such as the one pictured below.
Here's what I have now. I am already bored with this project. These will probably end up in the trash. When it comes down to it, acorn caps are just not that interesting.
Is it wrong of me to covet the cutters that made these cookies? (Pinned from Belgian Waffle's twitter.)