Quilling, or paper filigree, is the art of creating intricate shapes from strips of paper. Glue several quilled hearts to a card, and write candy-heart sentiments beneath them. Or slip one to a secret crush and let it speak for itself.
Give your celebration a special glow with these hand-rolled candles, made from sheets of beeswax in the subtlest shades of ivory, butter yellow, and deep olive. Make a set for yourself, and make more to give as holiday gifts that are both pretty and useful; during the eight days of Hanukkah, a total of forty-four candles are lit.
Create a serene winter tableau with this simple arrangement: birch bark wrapped around glass cylinders filled with plants. Trimmings from the holiday tree and scented geranium leaves snipped from a houseplant accentuate the amaryllis blooms.
To add a holiday flourish to your pinecone frame, cut a piece of ribbon to the desired length. Attach adhesive-backed Velcro to the back of the frame and the corresponding pieces to the ribbon. The ribbon is purely decorative; the picture will still be hung from the wire.