- Take another piece of clear film of the same size, this time with the sticky side facing downwards and place carefully on top of the cards, smoothing from the middle out to the edges. With sharp scissors, trim away the excess adhesive plastic sheets (both top and bottoms sheets together).
- Make an unusual and effective table centre piece by frosting fruit. When fruit is dry, arrange on a cake stand and decorate with baubles and tinsel.
Method – Dip whole fruit in beaten egg white then into spice flavoured sugar (1 teaspoon of spice to 2oz/57 g of sugar) and leave to dry. Suitable spices include Ground Cinnamon, Nutmeg or Mixed Spice but mix and match for variety.
- An alternative table centre piece can be made by putting some water into a shallow dish and then floating some small candles and flower heads on the water – simple but very effective. Hang on Christmas tree, they reflect the light (small ones are best).
- Thread ribbon through the centre and tie a nice bow in holiday colours and hang on your christmas tree. This makes a nice project for the little ones and they reflect the light nicely.
Stephanie Sirois – thank you
Purchase a small resin figurine and glue it to the centre of the CD. It will appear to be skating on the pond.
Drill a hole in the top side of the CD. Glue a recent picture of your child onto the CD. Take rick-rack, lace or glitter flue and go around the raw edge of the picture. Hang on tree with green dental floss.
Purchase a small nativity scene. Take 2 CDs and connect them with a small hinge. This will reflect the scene from bottom and back.
Thanks to Siren
TIP FOR STORING DECORATIONS
Save cardboard tubes for storing tinsel, garland, or Christmas lights.
Strands of lights or garlands can be wrapped around the tubes to keep them untangled until required again. Cut a slit at both ends of the tube, place the end of the decorations through one slit, wind around the tube and finish by sliding the decoration through the slit in the other end. Put the tube into a plastic bag, seal tightly and store carefully.
There are many more pages on site with a Christmas theme such as – Christmas Decorating Tips
How to make economical presents and gifts to give them that personal touch.
Tips on how to hang holiday / Christmas lights
Christmas and Party Recipes