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Snowball Truffles
Hanging Santa
Pipe Cleaners, Colds and Christmas
Bath Bombs
The Fun of Christmas Decorations
Old-fashioned Crêpe Paper Chains
Secret Gilded Walnuts
Beaded Icicles
Feather Angels
Christmas Bunch of Baubles
Crackers and Pullers
All Presents and Correct
Shrinkie Key Rings
Funky Bookmarks
Christmas Pud Truffles
Herb Jelly
Crunchy Sugar Mice
Old-fashioned Peppermint Creams
Christmas Star Biscuits
Chocolate-dipped Orange Peel
Cherry Shortbread Mice
Candy Striped Pencils
Decorated Wax Candles
Honeycomb Rolled Candles
Christmas Wreath
Kissing Bough
Glass Tree Biscuits

Old-fashioned Crêpe Paper Chains

I remember making these as a kid; it took ages but there was a real buzz of achievement once we’d criss-crossed the long chains over the rafters. Today they look as quaint and festive as ever and make a great Christmas project for the family to do together.

You’ll need:

Lengths of crêpe paper 5cm wide and as long as you can make them



Take 2 different coloured lengths of crêpe paper and attach the ends together, using Sellotape, at right angles (see picture above).

Take one end of crêpe paper and fold it over the other, then take the other and fold it over the first.

Carry on in this way until you get to the end of the lengths of crepe paper.

Secure the ends with Sellotape and unfold. Make as many chains as are needed to stretch across your room and attach them together with Sellotape.

For other homemade Christmas decorations, try our Beaded Icicles, Feather Angels and Glass Tree Biscuits.