How to Create Christmas Table Décor
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How to Create Christmas Table Décor

Difficulty Beginner
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1/2 day +

Put a unique spin on your décor this year with these jungle-themed table decorations! From an animal print Christmas cracker to a jungle-themed table centrepiece, these projects are a great way to modernise your festive theme – with a quirky twist.

The Jungle All the Way papercraft bundle has been used to create these projects, giving you enough supplies to create a whole array of jungle-themed designs. Every guest will go wild for this unique theme.

As well as table décor, the guide also features a gift box idea – making it easy to keep your party favour on trend too. The small gift box is the perfect size to add to your Christmas dinner table, surprising your guests with a festive treat.

Project and instructions by Jackie Jasper.

For safety precautions, we advise the use of LED candles in this project. 

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How to make

You will also need:

* A craft knife

Jungle Themed Cracker

Use the downloadable template to draw and cut out the cracker shape, then use a bone folder to score and crease following the photo above.

Roll up the cracker gluing all the tabs securing the cracker into a tubular shape. Cut a 9x15cm panel to fit around the centre securing in place with more glue.

Cut two lengths of twine and one length of ribbon placing all three together tie around one end of the cracker then fill with a festive gift, joke or whatever you may want to put inside before adding more ribbon and twine to secure the other end.

Draw out and fussy cut two holly leaves attaching together with glue, add a few punched red berries on top. Finish off the cracker with various toppers and embellishments.

Lidded Gift Box

Cut a panel of red card stock measuring 3” x 11 3/8”. Then score at 2 3/4”, 5 1/2”, 8 1/4”, and 11”. Then, turn and score at 1 ½”. Snip into the panel following the photo above.

Fold up at all the scored lines creating a box shape, glue all the tabs to secure the box in place.

Cut a panel measuring 3 1/8” x 7 9/16” then score the short side at 3” turn and score the other short side 3” creating the lid. Trim a square panel to fit slightly small than one half then cut two pieces of ribbon approximately 9”.

Attach the two pieces of ribbon as seen in the photo above then glue the square panel to one end and the box base to the other securing the ribbon in place at each end.

Decorate the outer lid with a panel of patterned paper and a few card embellishments adding as much or as little as you desire.

Table Name Card

Cut a panel of kraft cardstock measuring approximately 6x3”. Score straight down the centre lengthways then fold.

Trim and glue a panel of patterned paper to fit the front of one side ensuring to leave a small amount of the kraft card showing around the edge.

Use the gold glitter letters to spell out your chosen name, spacing the letters out evenly.

Attach the tiger topper to the top middle of the place name to finish, secure in place with a dab of white glue.

Jungle Themed Table Centrepiece

Start by painting the three pineapple bodies with gold paint then once dry paint the leaf tops with dark green paint.

Top tip: Mix a small dab of black paint into the green to create a darker shade.

Draw and fussy cut a handful of holly leaves from patterned paper then use a small circle punch to create some red berries. Glue two holly leaves together adding a few red berries to each sprig.

Use a hot glue gun to attach all the pineapples in a circular shape ensuring to leave enough room in the centre for the candle. Fix the holly leaves here and there in between the gaps then finish off with a sprinkling of gold wooden stars.

Top tip: You can raise the candle slightly by placing a plinth in the centre.

Helpful Docs & Software

FREE downloadable Christmas Cracker template


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