Happy Thanksgiving! Especially to you Americans. We are enjoying a slow holiday here and just working on a few craft projects as a family. This part of California is loaded with fresh produce — the produce is inspiring many of our little projects. Here are a few.
Herb and Cranberry Floating Candles
This is a simple and fun center piece idea. Each jar has a different herb in the bottom, water (obviously), cranberries, and a small floating candle. The cranberries float making a red color splash at the top. The herbs would like to float too but I tied them in bundles with twine to control the look and to weight them down a bit.
If you used a light-weight green like lemon balm, you might want to use wire for extra weight.
These jars have rosemary, bay leaf, and oregano flowers. Any green would do. Small evergreen leaves from your tree would be great.
(These center pieces ended up lasting about three days and the cranberries were still cook-able. I wouldn’t use them raw at this point.)
Clementines in Martini Glasses
This is hardly a craft project, but I found small clementines at a fruit stand — culls. They are the perfect size for these small martini glasses. Regular clementines would probably work in larger martini glasses. I kept some of the leaves on the fruit for color. Luckily my clementines came stock with leaves.
You could obviously add any green from your yard.
Herb Turkey Sandwich
So far, Alastair’s (age 3.5) favorite project has been this herb turkey. This can be your after-Thanksgiving “turkey sandwich.” It may be ours — we’re not enjoying a big bird this year.
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