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Com­bine pas­tel shades of pink and turquoise with a hint of sparkle to cre­ate Sarah Jack­man Read’s fun dec­o­ra­tions

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Sarah Jack­man Read’s ta­ble dec­o­ra­tions

1 Snowflake dec­o­ra­tion

1 Score lines every 20mm down the length of a 160x100mm piece of white card and con­certina fold. Trans­fer the tem­plate from p90 onto the top of the con­certina strip and cut out the shapes. Re­peat with an­other three pieces of white card. 2 Join the con­certina strips to­gether to cre­ate a cir­cle. Flat­ten the con­certina cir­cle to make a snowflake shape and at­tach the folds to­gether in the cen­tre to se­cure. 3 Die-cut two 55mm cir­cles from pink card and at­tach to the cen­tre of the snowflake on the front and back. Die-cut snowflakes from turquoise glit­ter pa­per and pale pink card, top with pink glit­ter dome stick­ers and at­tach as shown. Add a loop of gold trim to top of snowflake to fin­ish.

2 Can­dle wreath

1 Die-cut eight 115mm cir­cles from sin­gle-sided pale pink pa­per. Fold one cir­cle into quar­ters, then un­fold and lay flat with the pink side fac­ing up. Fold the two bot­tom quar­ters in­wards, then turn the cir­cle over and fold both of the folded edges in­wards to meet the cen­tre line. Re­peat for the other cir­cles. 2 Die-cut a 115mm cir­cle from dark pink card and at­tach the folded petals around the edge to cre­ate a ring. Trim 115mm cir­cles die-cut from dark pink pa­per to fit in­side each pe­tal and at­tach in place. Die-cut snowflakes from turquoise glit­ter pa­per and add to each pe­tal. Top with pink glit­ter dome stick­ers. 3 Die-cut four 40mm cir­cles from dark pink card and add pale pink die-cut snowflakes on top. At­tach to al­ter­nate petals as shown. Add a die-cut cir­cle of card match­ing the di­am­e­ter of your LED can­dle to the cen­tre of the wreath and se­cure a length of gold trim around the edge. Dec­o­rate the base of the can­dle with washi tape and thin strips of turquoise pa­per. Po­si­tion in the cen­tre of the wreath, to fin­ish.

3 Nap­kin holder

1 At­tach a 150x20mm strip of turquoise pa­per to the cen­tre of a 150x30mm strip of white card. Add washi tape along the edges as shown. Join the ends to­gether to cre­ate a ring and place a nap­kin in­side. 2 Die-cut a 40mm cir­cle from pink card and at­tach to the ring. Die-cut a snowflake from turquoise glit­ter pa­per and at­tach to the cir­cle. Add a pink glit­ter dome sticker to the cen­tre of the snowflake to fin­ish.

4 Origami San­tas

1 Cut two 40mm squares of sin­gle-sided pale pink pa­per. On one square, with the pink side fac­ing up, fold 5mm down on each side to cre­ate a white bor­der. Turn the pa­per over and fold the sides in­wards so they meet in the mid­dle. 2 Fold both top cor­ners back out at an an­gle so they stick out slightly over each side, then fold the top down to cre­ate Santa’s body. On the other square, with the pink side fac­ing up­wards, fold a 5mm bor­der along the bot­tom and right-hand side. Fold the op­po­site cor­ner back to cre­ate a small tri­an­gle. 3 Turn the pa­per over and, with the folded cor­ner at the top, fold both sides in­wards so they over­lap to cre­ate a di­a­mond shape. Fold the top over at an an­gle to cre­ate Santa’s hat. At­tach the point of Santa’s beard to the top of his body, to fin­ish.

5 Christ­mas cracker

Die-cut the cracker shape from white card. At­tach a 20mm strip of turquoise pa­per to the cen­tre of the cracker and add washi tape on ei­ther side. At­tach 5mm strips of turquoise pa­per and washi tape to each end as shown. 2 Roll the cracker and se­cure in place. Tie one end with gold trim, fill the cracker with your cho­sen sweets or gift and then tie the other end with gold trim. 3 Die-cut a 40mm cir­cle from pink card and add a snowflake die-cut from turquoise glit­ter pa­per. Top with a pink glit­ter dome sticker and at­tach to cracker.

6 Hat

Trans­fer the hat tem­plate from p90 onto gold glit­ter pa­per and cut out. Glue the ends to­gether to cre­ate the hat. 2 Punch two holes at the bot­tom of the hat on op­po­site sides. Thread gold trim through the holes and knot the ends to se­cure. Add pink and turquoise glit­ter dome stick­ers to top of hat as shown, to fin­ish.

7 Place card

Score and fold a 90x140mm piece of white card in half to cre­ate a place card. At­tach washi tape across the bot­tom and add 5mm strips of turquoise pa­per on ei­ther side. 2 Die-cut a 60mm cir­cle from pink card and at­tach to the top of the place card as shown. Die-cut snowflakes from turquoise glit­ter pa­per and pale pink pa­per. At­tach the snowflakes to the cir­cle and add a turquoise glit­ter dome sticker on top. 3 Use a mini al­pha­bet die set to die-cut a name from turquoise glit­ter pa­per. At­tach the let­ters onto white card, trim and add to the cir­cle with sticky fix­ers, to fin­ish.

8 Rein­deer piñata

Trans­fer the rein­deer tem­plate from p89 twice onto pink card and cut out. Join two 50mm wide pieces of pink card to­gether to cre­ate a long strip. Score lines at 10mm and 40mm down each side, fold and at­tach thin dou­ble-sided tape to these tabs. 2 At­tach one tab along the edge of one of the rein­deers, scor­ing and trim­ming the edge of the strip to fit the shape of the body. At­tach the other tab to the se­cond rein­deer to cre­ate a di­men­sional shape. Trans­fer the antler tem­plate from p89 onto gold mir­ror card, cut out and at­tach the antlers to the head. 3 Cut 40mm-wide strips of pink tis­sue pa­per and snip slits into it to cre­ate fring­ing. Wrap the fringed strips around the rein­deer and at­tach in place. Con­tinue at­tach­ing fringed strips un­til the rein­deer is com­pletely cov­ered, then trim the fring­ing as nec­es­sary. Add a turquoise glit­ter dome sticker to the rein­deer’s nose and at­tach a length of gold trim for reins, to fin­ish.

9 Elf shoe nap­kin

Fold a large pink nap­kin in half length­wise and then fold it in half length­wise again. Take each end and an­gle fold down­wards so they meet in the cen­tre like a pa­per plane. An­gle fold each side again, so that the sides meet the cen­tre line. 2 Fold the shape in half length­wise. Turn the nap­kin so that the fold is at the top and fold the top layer up­wards. Fold the bot­tom layer down and tuck into the front fold to cre­ate the shoe shape. Fold the cuff down and pinch the toe, to fin­ish.

10 Tree box

Trans­fer the tem­plate from p89 onto turquoise card and cut out. Score along the marked lines and fold to cre­ate the box. Rub a turquoise ink pad around the edges. Add gold gems to the sides of the box as shown. 2 Punch holes at the top of the tri­an­gles on each side of the box. Thread gold trim through the holes and tie in a bow to se­cure.

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