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2 Quick and Easy Christmas Napkin Folds Tutorial

Take your holiday table to the next level with these festive napkins! Both folding patterns are quick and simple, so you’ll have your places set in no time!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 5 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Napkin rings

Things to do:

Christmas Tree:

1. Fold your napkin into fourths.
2. Spin the square until the point with all of the napkin corners is at the top. Fold each corner down to the opposite side of the square.
3. Fold the sides of the square in, creating a triangle shape.
4. Tuck the ends of the napkin corners up, creating straight lines across for the branches.

Festive Bow:

1. Roll your napkin up and slide a napkin ring on to the center.
2. Fold the end through the center napkin ring and pull it through until it creates a half-bow shape.
3. Repeat step two with the other side to complete the bow.

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DIY Modern Clay Christmas Ornaments

Forget the Christmas cookies – Use your cookie cutters to make clay ornaments this year! These ornaments are simple and fun for any age and look lovely hanging on a Christmas tree.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 1 hour
Age range: 6 and up *younger ages need assistance

Things you’ll need:
Gold paint
Parchment paper
Thin ribbon
Christmas cookie cutter
Paint brush
Clear glaze spray
Rolling pin

Things to do:
1. Work clay in your hands until it’s soft and warm. Roll it out on a piece of parchment paper until it’s 1/4 ” thick. Be sure your hands and rolling pin are clean before working with the clay.
2. Use your cookie cutter to cut out your ornament shapes.
3. Use a dowel of the end of a paint brush to make indents in the tree shape. These will be your ornaments.
4. Push a hole through the top of the tree. This will be your ornament hanger.
5. If there are any rough edges on your ornament, trim them off with a knife.
6. Bake the ornament at 275 degrees for 45 minutes.
7. When the ornament has cooled, paint in the indents and the edge of the tree with gold paint.
8. Spray clear glaze on the ornament and let it dry.
9. Thread a piece of ribbon through the hold at the top and knot the ends to create a hanger.

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