How to Make a Stuffed Buche de Noel (Part 2)comments (7) October 8th, 2008
So last week we made an appliquéd log pillow, which is great! I make them all the time, but what's so Christmas-y about a log pillow? Well, today we bring the Noel to this Buche de Noel! Let's decorate!
Traditional Buche de Noel cakes are decorated with all sorts of holiday wonders. I've seen Santas and elves and toys—I've even seen little houses perched atop these tasty logs! But most of them have two common decorations: meringue mushrooms and holly berries. So let's make some for our stuffed logs!
- Felt (spring for wool or wool blend; it has a nicer hand and is more durable than the cheaper acrylic craft felt) in the following colors: white, oatmeal (you should have some left from the making of the log), green, and red
- Embroidery floss in white, green, and red (I used DMC colors 3865 [for the white], 910 [for the green], and 498 [for the red])
- Fabric glue (a quick-drying one like Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac works best)
- Compass, paper, and paper scissors (for making and cutting out patterns)
Make your mushrooms:
Use your compass to make a 3-inch-diameter circle pattern for your mushroom caps.
Cut one white 3-inch circle, one oatmeal 3-inch circle for the top, and a white 3-inch by 5-inch rectangle for the stem. Cut pieces for each mushroom you want for your log. I made five mushrooms for mine.
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