I kind of had an easy week last week, pretty much staying in the office all week. I got lots of things started and quite a few things finished. One of my favorite, (and you can see a free how-to on my blog: http://livingonthecheep.blogspot.com/) is a muffin tin turned holiday:
I wanted to do my own take on a primitive candy cane. I cut out a pattern, pretty large, freehanded, of a candy cane. I used muslin, stuffed the cane, and then took some painter's tape and wound it around each cane, painting the uncovered area with barn red paint.
You could actually leave it as is, but I wasn't quite satisfied. So...After the paint was dry, I coated the cane with modge podge and covered it with mica flakes. I love the way it turned out, complete with a homespun bow and a poem I got off the internet.