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Clementine-printed gift tags

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Got leftover clementines or oranges? Use them to create bespoke Christmas name tags – they’re a beautiful and thoughtful addition to a festive gift



  • 1 clementine, orange or other citrus fruit
  • paint brush
  • acrylic paint
  • card
  • hole punch
  • string or ribbon
  • felt tip or permanent marker
  • stencil (optional)


  • STEP 1

    Cut the clementine in half and leave it to dry out overnight.

  • STEP 2

    Paint a thin layer of acrylic paint over the top of the cut-side of the fruit. Press the painted side onto the card, repeating until the sheet of card is filled with prints – you may have to reapply the paint. Leave to dry completely.

  • STEP 3

    Cut the card into rectangles around the clementine prints. Hole-punch the top of each rectangle and tie a 15cm piece of ribbon or string through each hole.

  • STEP 4

    Write the recipient’s name across the print using a felt tip pen or marker, and stencil, if you like.


Use different coloured paints and card to create unique designs.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, Christmas 2020

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