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Monday, 28 October 2013

Christmas Project for Half-Term

Hi everyone, I'm back today with a cute little project that would maybe entertain the kids during half-term.

Santa Serviette Rings.
For 6 people you only need 3 x A4 sheets of Papermill cardstock (I used white hammered)

 Fold an A4 sheet of cardstock in half.
 Draw 1 shape for the serviette holder, fold the card then cut through both pieces to get 2 shapes.

Do your pencil marks on the reverse.

Now you need to cut a hole for the eyes.

The first 'hole' can be used as a template for the second

Now you need (for 2 serviette rings)
4 googly eyes,
4 small circles of red. (I rushed mine so they're not very 'round'.... a 1/2" punch would be better)
2 pieces of pink cardstock roughly 1" x 2"
2 pieces of white cardstock, slightly smaller than the pink, and 'cut into' to make Santa's moustache.

 Assemble the face, as shown.

Join the edges together at the back with a wet glue (I used Cosmic Shimmer acrylic glue)

Now all you need to do is fold red serviettes into a point, and insert onto the holders.

Hope these instructions are clear enough to follow. 
With care, you should be able to keep them for many years.

A much easier and less time-consuming serviette holder can be made in 5 minutes.

Cut as many circles as you want....1 for every holder needed.

Make a split in the circle about 1/3 down from the top. (If children are making these, you might need to help them with this part)

Assemble faces as previously shown.
I've decorated one a bit further with black 'buttons', a bobble and a piece of white pipe cleaner around the hat.
Well that's it for today, apologies for the long post, hope you're all still awake!
Enjoy half-term ;-)
Barbara xx


  1. These are brilliant, clever clogs xxx

  2. o this is great Barbara.
    what beautiful done they look fantastic.

    gr karin

  3. Super idea, Barbara. Ruth x

  4. These are super Barbara and such a great idea xx

  5. Thanks for sharing these great ideas - love them and I'm sure they will be popular with everyone

  6. Great tutorial Barbara, can't wait to get the kids Christmas crafting.

    Sylv xx

  7. What a fabulous project, thank you for the tutorial x

  8. Fabby thanks for sharing xx Jan

  9. Fabulous idea, I am sure the children will love making these. Thanks for the tutorial.

    Linda xxx

  10. Fab tut Barbara love these, a great idea for kids to make xxx

  11. Great tutorial Babrara! Might just have to give these a go!
    Dawn xx

  12. These are great. Having a family Christmas meal early Dec with little ones so think I will have to do some of these - thanks so much! Kx

  13. Thanks for sharing - the kids will enjoy having a go at these!

  14. What a super and fun idea. Thanks for sharing.