St. Nick gets a lot of requests this time of year. Best to get in a good word for yourself, especially if you happen to be on the infamous naughty list . Shameless and utter worship may help! Why not build him an illuminated shrine? After all, he is a Saint, right? This shrine is made out of shiny stuff (his favorite color) and cheap materials (it will be dark and his vision isn't the greatest). Simply write your request on a piece of paper and slip it into the enchanted stocking. Offer food and/or beverage (a flaming rum punch wouldn't hurt), say the magic words ( "shiny tinsel and a silver bell, please bring me what I wish for or someone will be getting hell...I mean a mug of wassail" ), and elfin magic will whisk away your hopes and dreams to the big man at the North Pole. It's just that simple!
A couple of close ups of the shrine. Magic stockings can be found at your local thrift store :
****************To make your own Shiny St. Nicholas of the Sacred Silver Pan Shrine, locate the following ethereal items at Dollar Tree:
1 silver aluminum pan, 1 Santa face ornament, 1 strand red garland, 4 sets silver glitter bells, 1 package green glitter " Merry Christmas" ornaments, 1 silver glitter star ornament (I bought 1 set of red glitter reindeer but did not use).
Construction involves using hot glue and wire to attach everything to the pan. Cut a small hole in the back of the pan behind St. Nick's head to insert the light in to produce the heavenly glow. I lined the cut out hole with some electrical tape to protect the electric cord from being severed and thus diverting the Christmas wish to surviving electrical shock.
Please be aware that results may vary... I mean, you could be so far down on the naughty list that even the cash won't work!