Christmas crafts: Napkins and place decorations

Create a homely but stylish festive dining table this Christmas, with these easy and attractive decorations

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Create these simple and stylish personalised napkins and place decorations for your guests. With just a few materials, most of which you will have at home, you can make something really unusual and interesting to add to the dining table. For a seasonal feel, stamp festive words on to the napkins. Tailor the napkins as you desire: you could use a different coloured ribbon for each guest, for instance; or if you don’t have cinnamon, a small twig. The possibilities are endless.

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What you will need:
  • Plain linen napkins
  • Washable ink pad and letter stamps
  • Scissors
  • Garden twine
  • Ribbons
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Kraft card labels (alternatively you could make your own)
  • White gel pen
  • Foliage
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1. Ink the stamp liberally and print your Christmas words on to the napkins in the place you wish them to be. Set aside to dry.

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2. Place a leaf and a small piece of foliage on to a cinnamon stick and carefully tie the name label around it to secure. Trim the ends.

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3. Cut a short length of ribbon or twine and wrap around the secured cinnamon stick and leaf bundle to hide the string.

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4. Write the names of the dinner guests on the labels in white pen and place the bundles on the napkins to finish.

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Images by Steve Sayers