Yule Log Favor Boxes
Glittered birds have made their nests on top. Wooden disks on the ends of the logs keep the treats -- Champagne-bubble gumdrops -- inside.
These versions of the yule log, a quintessential symbol of the Christmas season, are actually favor boxes; they resemble birch logs, thanks to our clip art wrapped around paper-towel rolls.
- Clip art
- Toilet paper or paper towel tubes
- Brown paint
- Glue stick
- Craft glue
- Hot-glue gun
- Wooden disks, available at michaels.com
- Wooden knobs, available at michaels.com
- Nests, available at michaels.com
- Pine springs
- Artificial bird
- Glitter, available at artglitter.com
- Candy or other small treats
Step 1 of 10
Use 1 3/4-inch-diameter toilet paper tubes or trimmed paper towel tubes. For each, you'll need two 3/4-inch-wide strips from an extra tube. Glue strips in tube ends 3/16 inch from openings.
Step 2 of 10
Paint tube brown. Let dry.
Step 3 of 10
Trim clip art to wrap around tube, leaving 1/16 inch of tube showing at ends. Glue in place with glue stick.
Step 4 of 10
Use craft glue to secure a 1 3/4-inch-diameter wooden disk in one end of the tube to close it. Glue a wooden knob to a second disk. Glue a 3/4-inch disk to bottom of tube for balance.
Step 5 of 10
Brush craft glue over top of tube; sprinkle with clear shard-glass glitter.
Step 6 of 10
Brush glue on a pine sprig; sprinkle with clear fine glitter.
Step 7 of 10
Mix white paint with more glue; brush on a grapevine nest, and sprinkle with clear shard-glass glitter.
Step 8 of 10
Brush glue on an artificial bird, avoiding beak and eyes; sprinkle with colored glass glitter.
Step 9 of 10
Hot-glue bird into nest, and nest and sprig onto tube.
Step 10 of 10
Tuck favors inside; close end with other disk.