These homemade Christmas place cards make for a very special and personal welcome for your guests and put a smile on their face even before they sit down to your feast.
Small sprigs of fir or cypress (one per guest)
Green floral wire
Black craft paper
White permanent marker or crayon
Shape the fir or cypress sprigs, one per guest, into small rings about 5-7.5 cm (2-3 inches). Hold these together with a little wire.
Cut the craft paper into 5cm (2-inch) circles. Use a hole punch to make a hole in each of the circles, about 5mm (1/4 inch) from the edge. Write the guest names onto the paper circles with permanent marker or crayon and attach the circles to the twig rings with twine.
Arrange the place cards on your festively set table.
Tip: Feel free to experiment with different types of foliage.
Project from Advent by Kerstin Niehoff and Laura Fleiter. Murdoch Books, £12.99. Photography by Laura Fleiter.