5 Minutes or Less: Pine Cone Place Card Holders
“5 Minutes or Less” is an ongoing series dedicated to quick and fun crafts and DIY projects that you can do in five minutes or less. This segment came to being because in our busy life it was difficult making the time for the involved and time-consuming projects that I love. We would love to feature your ideas too, so don’t forget to take lots of pictures of your next “5 Minutes or Less” DIY and send ‘em our way!
Thanksgiving is tomorrow and, if you’re like me, maybe some of your Thanksgiving planning has been put off until the last minute. HAHA. Well, I have mostly cleaned the house, started the food prep, and the clothes we’re going to wear are in the dryer. I feel like I’m ahead of the game.
As I was thinking of creative but inexpensive ways to glam up our Thanksgiving table, I came across these neon pine cone place cards on Pinterest. The idea came from Camille Styles, who used neon acrylic paint with paint brush onto pine cones.
My table setting doesn’t jive well with neon colors, but I do LOVE glitter!
Pine Cone Place Holders
This was a SUPER quick and easy project, and used only materials I had here on hand.
- Elmer’s Glue
- Pine Cones
First, I drove around our neighborhood in search of pine cones, getting an insider tip from Kim about where I might find them. Then, with the car still running, I hopped out and grabbed as many pine cones as I could before the cops showed up.
Once home to safety, I poured a bunch of glue in a bowl,
then a bunch of glitter,
and MIX, MIX, MIX!
Next step was a glitter messy. I rolled each pine cone, of course getting glue ALL over.
*I have also rolled pine comes in glue first and then glitter, but chose not to do it this way so that people wouldn’t end up eating glitter! lol.
I placed the wet pine cones on the wax paper and let them dry.
While they dried, I typed up the names of all our guests and printed it on off-white cardstock. After I cut out the names, I used a small sponge brush to lightly dab the outer edges of each name card with glue and glitter.
Once the place cards and pine cones were dry, I put the place card in the top and the pine cone and DONE!
Easiest. Project. Ever!
Once you’re done, don’t throw away the pine cones…check back later for some more fun projects and decor ideas!
What do you think? How do you make your parties memorable?
As Always, thanks for reading!
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