• 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.

Goes well with


Comments, questions and tips

Rate this recipe

What is your star rating out of 5?

Choose the type of message you'd like to post

Choose the type of message you'd like to post

Overall rating