20 handmade ornaments, 20 days...day 15. Our friends gave us several boxes (boxes!) of cookie cutters and among those were a variety of tree-shaped cookie cutters. EZ E and I decided to use the tree cookie cutters to make a thank you gift. We used Martha Stewart's dough recipe from the December 2010 issue of Living, EZ E painted all of the trees (we put glue in the paint, which made it dry smoother), and then we put on the silver glitter. The container is actually an empty formula container that I painted with black acrylic paint. Once it dried, I glued on some thin green ribbon and vintage ceramic letters, added the floral foam, moss, and twigs, and voilà! Apparently I have a thing for twigs in containers. I have to admit that when we gave it to our friends I was a little embarrassed by the unwieldiness of our gift. I told them that it must be like getting a three-armed sweater from your grandma...a gift surely accompanied by a big 'what the heck'? It's the thought that counts, right? Happy 20 in 20.
*photos by Abbey Hendrickson/Aesthetic Outburst*