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
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.
Paint tube brown. Let dry.
Trim clip art to wrap around tube, leaving 1/16 inch of tube showing at ends. Glue in place with glue stick.
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.
Brush craft glue over top of tube; sprinkle with clear shard-glass glitter.
Brush glue on a pine sprig; sprinkle with clear fine glitter.
Mix white paint with more glue; brush on a grapevine nest, and sprinkle with clear shard-glass glitter.
Brush glue on an artificial bird, avoiding beak and eyes; sprinkle with colored glass glitter.
Hot-glue bird into nest, and nest and sprig onto tube.
Tuck favors inside; close end with other disk.