12/17/2010 11:32 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Stephen Colbert & Amy Sedaris Make Christmas Crafts (VIDEO)

On Thursday night's episode of "The Colbert Report," Stephen Colbert ended the year with a visit from his former co-star on "Strangers With Candy," Amy Sedaris. Sedaris, the actress and comedian whose new book "Simple Times: Crafts For Poor People" is on shelves now, demonstrated some crafting of her own with Stephen.

During the segment, Sedaris proved that not only is she a delightful presence in films and TV but a creative craft maker as well, creating makeshift Christmas presents out of household items with Stephen, and adding playful banter that hearkened back to their years spent improvising together. Watching two people make Christmas presents out of an old tie and dryer lint has never been more entertaining.

Her book marks the second time a Sedaris has written a holiday staple -- her equally talented brother David wrote the hilarious classic "The Santaland Diaries."