Kelly of We Are Here submitted this great tutorial on how to create a Yule Log.
"It is very simple to do - the main consideration is making sure that you use materials that can burn safely and tying a string around the log to use as a frame to hold every thing in place. We also used a small amount of cinnamon scented oil (one drop!) to give the log a special scent when it is burned.
At the moment the Yule Log is sitting on our piano with fairy lights draped across it, and I'll be a little sad to see it go to our friends at Christmas...I think we will make an extra one."
I have to admit. I have heard of the yule log tradition.
But never taken the time to research it and look into its history.
According to wiki:
"A Yule log is a large wooden log which is burned in the hearth as a part of traditional Yule or Christmas celebrations in several European cultures. It can be a part of the Winter Solstice festival or the Twelve Days of Christmas, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or Twelfth Night."
I think this would fun to tie a little card explaining a bit of the history of the yule log.
Get Kelly's instructions by checking out her post here.
Or read more about the history of yule logs over on Wikipedia.
Thanks for the submission Kelly!