I know it is a bit late but I wanted to post some photos of projects that I finally got around to finishing this year for the holidays. A few of them graced the center of the dining room table. Last year I attended a class at a local store and made the cake box designed by Karin at http://www.creativechaos.typepad.com/. I wish I had her creative talent. I finally had a chance to embellish one of those paper mache reindeers from Michael’s and made a box with some old paper I picked up years ago. It was for my husband’s white elephant exchange at work. This year I also made a trio of trees inspired by the tree on page 21 of he Idea Book and Catalog. All of the banners were printed from my computer with some of my favorite phrases and thing from the holidays. This project took a little time but was well worth it in the end. I used snowflakes cut with the Big Shot and lace ribbon rosettes with a flat back pearl for the toppers. I finally got around to making a wreath that I saw online a while ago. I have since lost the link so I cannot credit the creator properly. It was a simple concept though. Lots of scalloped circles rolled into cones and glued to a form to make the wreath. I hung the final wreath on a mirror.