Star place marker
A star shape is cut out of a piece of corrugated cardboard and wrapped with thin wire so it is evenly covered. The star is set then alight in a suitable fireproof container outdoors until the cardboard is completely burned away. The fire is carefully extinguished and the star left to cool completely. In the meantime, a disc is cut from a small branch and a 3in nail hammered into it. Once cool, the star is dusted to remove any ash and pushed onto the nail. Great care should be taken when making this decoration. A safe location, away from combustible material, should be chosen and the fire must not be left unattended.
A pristine name card is placed in the crook of a lichen-encrusted twig.