- Pine cones
- Large bowl
- White paint
- Paint brush
- Pine essential oil
- Name cards
In a large bowl, mix one-part white paint to two parts water.
Submerge each pine cone in the glue and water mix one by one, making sure they’re fully covered. Use a paint brush to remove any drips or lumps, and ensure the coverage is even.
Tip: Tie string to a part of the pine cone and hang it into the water paint mixture to avoid finger prints. Once dipped, you can hang it up to dry.
Leave to dry. Write your guests’ names on name cards while you wait.
Once dry, drop some pine essential oil onto the pine cone (if you don’t have pine, cinnamon, orange or clove will still smell festive). Then, cut a slit at the top to insert a name card.
Place the pine cone place names on each plate on your Christmas table. Once dinner is over, your guests can take them home as a little keepsake, or turn them into Christmas decorations for next year.
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