Do you ever see these bread tube things (from The Pampered Chef) at thrift stores? I always see them and found a bunch of them still in their wrappers at my mother-in-law's church sale this summer. I brought them home to use as "cookie" containers for a cookie exchange I have with my friends. All I did was place the cookies in a roll of parchment paper, stuffed them in the bread tubes, and tied on some vintage postcards with baker's twine. Cute & easy...two of my favorite things.
Tomorrow is St. Nicholas Day and it is the day that I put up our Christmas Tree. There's no particular reason for that day...it's just the answer I give my kids when they start seeing other Christmas Trees and ask where ours is and I'm still thinking "It's December already?". Last year I put our tree in a big galvanized bucket and loved it and am going to use it again this year. Check it out here.