Projects so far

Saturday, 24 December 2011

51st Project completed - Festive place holders

Merry Christmas everyone!!!!

I hope that those of you who are celebrating Christmas this weekend are all nearly ready for the big day. It is always so much work but good fun when it does arrive. The house is, at last clean and tidy (not that anyone is expected to visit but at least I know it's done! The food is pretty much ready for tomorrow and tonight's dinner is ready to go into the oven so.....

Onto this weeks project - this is the last of the festive ideas so I hope you all enjoy it!

Festive place holders inspired by the napkin rings and matching centre pieces that I already own.

Materials needed:
  • Plastic milk bottle
  • Permanent marker pens
  • Crisp packets
  • Clean Tin Foil
  • Beads
  • Wire
  • Card (For Name cards)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
Instructions (to make 4 place holders):

1. Remove the top and bottom of your milk bottle and cut it open so you have a flat piece of plastic to work with. Mark and cut out 8 rectangles approx. 2" x 4" in size. Cut an aperture approx 1" x 3" in 4 of them to make frames the other 4 rectangles will become the backs. Now cut 4 strips 1/4" x 1" for stands. Colour the frames if desired with permanent marker pens. Glue the frames to the backs around 3 sides, just around the edges so you leave the inner edge free to hold the name cards.


3. Cut out some holly leaves from the foil, crisp packets and milk bottle plastic and glue around the edge of your apertures to decorate. 

4. Glue on some beads to simulate berries.

5. Now write out some name cards measuring approx. 11/4" x 31/2" these should slide into the frames from the open edge.

6. To finish glue your stands to the backs of your place holders so they stand upright.

There we have it the finished place holders seen here with the napkin rings that they were inspired by and some of the other festive projects I have produced over the last few weeks!

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