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Christmas Dinner Place Markers | Kids' Painting Ideas

Christmas Dinner Place Markers

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

These miniature bejeweled trees will dress your holiday table with a festive flair -- and provide a personalized spot for each of your guests.


  • Green acrylic paint
  • Paper cone water cups (without wax coating; 1 for each guest; available at office supply stores) or construction paper
  • Clear or double-sided tape
  • Glitter glue
  • Craft glue
  • Plastic gems
  • White and gold paper
  • Scissors
  • Pen or marker


Paint some of the cups green and let them dry (about 10 minutes). If you're using construction paper instead, roll it into cones, tape the seams, then trim the bottoms so they sit evenly.

Decorate the trees with garlands of glitter glue and glue on plastic gems for ornaments. Finally, glue together different-size stars cut from the white and gold paper, write a guest's name on each pair, then tape or glue the stars atop the trees.