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The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest ~ Sir Thomas Moore ~

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A Vintage Christmas ♥ Comfort & Joy # 9 ...

~Candy Cane Photo Easels~
Simple & cute
perfect Christmas craft to make with children.
To make a candy cane photo easel
you will need:
~ 3 large candy canes {I love Laura Secord and buy them every year}
~small piece of pretty ribbon, long enough to tie around candy canes twice & make a bow
~favourite Christmas photo or card
Simply put the three candy canes together and tie securely with ribbon.
Bend the middle cane to the back to create the easel.
Add a Christmas photo
{me, circa 1963 with Father Christmas in England}
Our hearts
grow tender
with childhood memories
and love of kindred,
and we are better throughout the year
for having, in spirit,
becoming a child again
at Christmas-time
~Laura Ingalls Wilder~
Found these extra large marshmallows while shopping for baking supplies & just had to get them, not knowing at the time what I would use them for.
Turns out, they are the perfect little candy cane stir stick holders :-D
and perfect for dipping in hot chocolate too!


Julie Marie said...

Hello Deb... your candy cane photo holders are adorable!... what a fun idea... and the photo of you as a little girl in England is so precious!... I always enjoy the beautiful quotes you share... most of them I am familiar with, some I am not... but I love reading each and every one of them... and write down the ones I have not heard before in a special little journal I keep... your home looks so cozy and Christmasy... those cups of hot chocolate look yummy!... and those jumbo marshmallows to hold a candy cane stirring stick are darling... I'm going to look for some here... your Christmas posts are all so heartwarming!... xoxo Julie Marie

Country Gal said...

Great idea so pretty ! Lovely photos . Been having lots of cups of tea and hot chocolate these days as the temps have been so cold ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good week !

Deb said...

hi Julie Marie - I am forever writing down quotes and have little note books filled with scribbles :-) ♥

Deb said...

hi country gal ~ very, very cold here too, windy with a chance of flurries... perfect for staying indoors with mugs of tea & hot choc! stay warm ♥

Lynda Naranjo said...

The candy cane easel is absolutely adorable! xo

Deb said...

thank you Lynda ♥