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BBC Good Food UK|Christmas 2020
Add a little homemade magic when decking the halls this Christmas with our guide to decorations, name tags and place settings
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Clementine-printed gift tags

Got leftover clementines or oranges? Use them to create bespoke name tags – they’re a beautiful addition to a gift.

1 clementine, orange or other citrus fruit paintbrush acrylic paint card hole punch string or ribbon felt tip or permanent marker stencil (optional)

1 Cut the clementine in half and leave it to dry out overnight.

2 Paint a thin layer of acrylic paint over the top of the cut-side of the fruit. Press the painted side onto the card, repeating until the sheet of card is filled with prints – you may have to reapply the paint. Leave to dry completely.

3 Cut the card into rectangles around the clementine prints. Hole-punch the top of each rectangle and tie a 15cm piece of ribbon or string through each hole.

4 Write the recipient’s name across the print using a felt tip pen or marker, and stencil, if you like.

Fairy case ornaments

These adorable Christmas tree decorations are a perfect festive activity, and handy for using up leftover fairy cake cases.

selection of patterned paper fairy cake or cupcake cases glue stick golden string or ribbon hole punch

1 Flatten each fairy cake case and cut into quarters. Decide which mix of patterns you’d like for each tree ornament – you’ll need four quarters per decoration.

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