Saturday, November 13, 2010

Holiday Inn - Crooning with Bing

Here's a golden oldie that many people forget about when they are lining up their Christmas movies. Back in 1942 (before my time!) Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire got together to make the movie Holiday Inn and gave us one of our most beloved Christmas songs, "White Christmas," which Crosby later used as the title to his remake of the movie in 1954 (during my lifetime).

With that in mind, I thought you might enjoy some ideas for making snowflakes should the real ones fail to show for Christmas.

Stick-on snowflakes for windows:

Using a pencil, draw simple snowflake designs onto a piece of wax paper. Trace over each design with glitter glue. Make nice, thick lines so the snowflake will be sturdy. Let dry completely overnight. Gently peel the snowflakes from the paper. If the glue is still wet, turn the flakes over and allow to dry more.

Use as window clings or add to gift packages.

Pasta snowflakes:

Save up those leftover uncooked pasta shapes for this project. On a piece of waxed paper, arrange the shapes to make a snowflake shape. Glue the pieces together. Let dry completely and finish by spraying with glue and sprinkling with glitter.

Snowflakes to munch:

Using flour tortillas and a pair of clean sharp scissors, fold the tortilla in fourths and cut as you would to make a snowflake from paper. You may need to warm the tortillas a bit in the oven to make them more pliable.

In a fry pan, add a very little oil and fry the tortilla until crisp. Top tortilla with powdered sugar or cinnamon and sugar.
[posted by Karen Robbins]


Foxglove Spires said...

Karen I love Holiday Inn it is so delightful!
I think I will try to make these lovely snow flakes with my little one, even though it is so hot here already the snow flakes will bring some charm a white Christmas?

Have a glorious weekend. xxx

Anonymous said...

Such fun and unique ideas! Thank you and have a great weekend.

Karen said...

Glad you enjoyed them, Mildred!

Maria I. Morgan said...

Thanks for the fun fact about Holiday Inn! I didn't realize that! Love the creative snowflake ideas - especially the edible one! Have a blessed week!