The holidays are definitely my favorite time to make so I decided to force my friends into enjoying it too by having a little crafting get together. Sure it was unseasonably warm for trying to get into the spirit, and there were lots of babies at our feet, and I failed to remember it was a morning party before I had made an entire table of desserts – but I like to believe my guests had a good time. Here’s the rundown of our craft date making festive branch trees:
We started by painting inexpensive clay pots with Martha Stewart Living Metallic Glaze in medallion. Everything’s better metali-cized.
After placing a foam flower frog in the bottom of the pot, the branches were arranged. I bought the branches at a floral store but they could easily be foraged. To make sure things stay put, a layer of sand was poured on top. The pinecones covered it up nicely.
The best part was decorating the branches once they were set. I had a whole slew of ornaments from the Martha Stewart Merry Metallics line that added just the right amount of sparkle.
Look at that beaut. Project holiday complete.
Of course I can’t forget about the black and white spread. The treats that I included were:
– whoopie pies
– mini chocolate chip cookies
– dark and white chocolate peanut butter cups
– brown buttered rice krispie treats
– puppy chow
– black and white cookies
– vanilla macarons
– coconut macaroons
There you have it, now go throw a holiday craft party of your own.
photography: Nicole Coleman
All of the product featured in this post was provided by the Martha Stewart Living team to celebrate the ‘Tis the Season of Doing holiday campaign going on now at The Home Depot.