Friday, 28 October 2011

Christmas Crafts! Tree Table Place Markers

This is a really simple craft to do with young children, but equally, you could do slightly more refined 'grown up' trees for a more sophisticated table decoration!


You will need:

Thin card (you can use cereal boxes etc as you will only see one side)
Glue
Glitter
Gold/Silver Card (optional)

Cut out your template to make the cones - this is effectively a semi-circle, but if you wish you can use this template.


You will also need to cut out a star shape - this is the name marker so make sure it's big enough to write on!  I thought it looked better in foil effect card as you will see both the front and rear.


Curve your semi circle into a cone and glue in place.  You could use double-sided sticky tape concealed inside, or masking tape on the exterior, but it won't look as neat.


Cover your cone in glue.



Liberally sprinkle with glitter.  We made green trees, but you could colour co-ordinate them to your room or decorations if that's your thing!


I came up with this ingenious stand to hold them whilst the trees dried - a pencil stuck in some blu-tak or modelling clay!



Once fully dried, write your names on the stars, cut out a little nick in the star so it will slot on top of the cone tree.



We thought these would be nice with a little treat hidden underneath on the dinner table instead of a cracker.


9 comments:

  1. oh they are sooo cute :)
    Maria x

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  2. They are great! Thank you so much for the share.

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  3. Just stopping by to let you know that I have featured your project on Fun Family Crafts! You can see it here
    http://funfamilycrafts.com/christmas-tree-table-place-markers/

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I'd love it if you would submit them :) If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

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  4. Love these. Great to get the kids involved with the Christmas meal and decorating the table and take just a little attention off the presents!

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  5. They look great! Thanks for sharing. I'd love to feature them on my blog too with your link.

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