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CANDY CANE NAME PLACES
Difficulty Level Easy
Cost £7 for 20
Great for fully festive table
Make time 30 mins
I don't know about you but I love all the trimmings of Christmas and so was really looking forward to Kirstie Allsop's homemade Christmas series on channel 4. Sadly however I was seriously disappointed. I'm sure she's a very nice lady and all that but I'm not really sure she knows what budget means as spending £100 on fur to create a teddy seems a bit excessive to me and as for making things, well she doesn't does she. Going to a crafts persons house, pouring a bit of wax into a mould they have prepared and then leaving it for them to bring to your house in the country when they've finished it for you does not qualify you as a maker of candles. Equally does she really think spending £38 on gold leaf to plaster all over a pear and then putting a luggage label on it for a place setting is attractive to anyone other than Crystal Carrington? I think the new makeover has sent her a bit Lady Ga Ga (what was all that makeup about) but never fear I have come to the rescue with a cute and simple little place setting for those of us who don't aspire to Dynasty tastes and don't live in the country surrounded by evergreen.
What you need:
- red A4 card stock available at Rymans
- 2 metres of 4cm wide ribbon.
- whole punch
- silver pen
- mini candy canes available at WHSmith
- white snowball sweets from Marks and Spencer
- Cut out an oval from the cardstock approximately 6cm wide. I used the bottom of a squeezy honey put as a template. Repeat until you have one for each person
- next using a hole punch make a hole at each end of the oval approximately 1cm in.
- Using your silver pen write on each oval a guests name.
- Whilst the names are drying you can cut up your ribbon into 10 cm length.
- Thread one piece of ribbon through the hole at each end of the oval & trim the ends.
- Finally place a candy cane through the ribbon at the back of the name place and pop in a glass full of snowball sweets.
Hurrah for candy canes!
Not sure if i'll post again before the big day so Happy Christmas everyone!