Wether it’s for the First Holy Communion, Confirmation or for baptism the decoration shown hereafter is done quickly. We love paper fishes and this one is just made with paper stripes in different sizes. The large one is made with a stripe of 2 x 25cm. Mesuring 5 cm from each end maketwo 1,2cm long opposite cuts. That’s the point you can put the stripes together. Cut both ends aslope to get the tail fin. The stripe’s length and width determins how large your fish will be. To use it as a place card we punched a small fish and fixed it inside the large one with a sewing thread. Pull it through the large fish with a needle or fix it with a drop of glue.
Matching with the large one we placed a smaller, made with a punch, on top of our napkin holder. The holder is made with a 4 x 25cm stripe. Decorate it with a small ribbon or another wave cut stripe. Form a loop with your holder and fix it with an 1 x 10cm stripe glued in its back. Just add the small fish with a 3D adhesive pad.
Both, napkin and cutlery will find enough place in this kind of holder. Choose some small wine glasses with lamp shade to hold your candles. Cut several small fishes to put them all over your table. The stripes are between 12 and 15cm long. (If you don’t want to buy a punch just ask around in your neighbourhood or at school to find one and ask for permission to punch some of the fishes.) Take small flowers to go with your decoration enabling your guests to have nice conversations with the ones sitting opposite. We decided for single flowers rapped in sisal grass. Tibias Kopp from Switzerland showed them under the name flora-line at facebook. Fix the grass with either a simple silver wire (blue flower) or a ribbon with pearls (red and pink flower). If you dispose of a large table then you may add some bear grass and thread some single pearls.
Put the flower in a fitting vase. For the rose we didn’t punch fishes but folded butterflies to go with it. The napkin is folded as a flower and holds a chocolate truffle.
Just have a look at my last year Easter post to get the butterflie’s folding instructions. Fold them with printed papers to put them on the table. Take single colored papers to use them as a place card. The chocolate truffle may serve as place card too. Cut a matching name tag and fix one end at the bottom of your little chocolate. Otherwise cut a green paper leaf to write down your guest’s name. Large natural leaves will work too. Then you should write the names with a silver or gold permanent marker.
Our last flower is sitting in a test tube because the vetches’ stems are very thin.
The sisal grass however won’t be wrapped around the flower in this case. Just tear and flaten the grass a little bit to place it behind the blooms and fix it at the test tube’s top. We used a ribbon with pearls and wound it carefully through the flowers. To prevent water from flowing on your table put the tube on a small stone not seen through the flowers. Both, fish an butterfly my be arranged with all flowers and if you can’t decide for one ot them you may take my paper hearts instead. Choose some paper napkins matching with your flowers’ color and within short time you’ll craft a lovely decoration.