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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

DIY Yule Logs

Yesterday I posted about making herb infused olive oils and vinegars.  They were super easy to make, buy big containers of olive oil (we found the best place for good, inexpensive large containers of olive oil was World market), and gallons of red and white vinegar, fresh herbs, garlic and spices of your choosing.  Collect pretty bottles and clean thoroughly, getting labels off (W-D 40 works as well as goof-off), there are a lot of pretty liquor bottles out there!  Also, save corks from wine bottles.  Use a funnel to put the vinegar or olive oil in bottle (leave room at the top, because the herbs will take up some room), add hers, garlic and the spices, top with cork!  We added handmade tags identifying and stamped the variety of vinegar (Garlic, Tarragon White Wine Vinegar, Garlic, Dill Cider Vinegar, Garlic Rosemary EVOO, etc.), tied to the neck of the bottles with twine and sprig of juniper and or holly, turned out very pretty!

Next we did Yule logs:

 For the yule logs, you need lots of greenery (we used pin, cedar, manzanita, juniper, fir, pinecones, some moss covered branches, and I added a touch of some stickles to some of my leaves :)  Hot glue the the greens, layering as you go, top with pinecones, acorns and tie with a ribbon!  There you have your Yule log to burn on New Year's Day!

Happy crafting!


  1. Those Yule logs are beautiful! And the other sounds very interesting! May have to try it! :)

  2. Absolutely beautiful! They are looking GREAT but I think I could never do one myself.. great work, Suzanne!
    Sylvia xx


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