Bring the outdoors inside with these pretty potted pinecones that mark individual place settings. It's like sending each of your guests home with their own personal Christmas tree.
To make each miniature tree, you'll need a standard 2-1/2-inch clay flowerpot. You'll also need a pinecone, some acrylic craft paint and a 1-inch strip cut from an ordinary kitchen sponge.
To paint the pinecone, you can choose white to resemble snow or use green, like we did.
Pour a small amount of paint onto a disposable plastic or paper plate. Dip the end of the sponge strip into the paint and gently dab color onto the tips of the pinecone. Place cone on newspaper and let it dry for about 5-10 minutes.
To perk up the pot, cover it in colorful paper. We used gold foil floral paper, but you can choose any colorful gift wrap or tissue paper. Place the pot in the center of a square of paper and gather the edges up around the top of the pot. Secure with a rubber band.
Now place a painted pinecone into the small opening in the paper. The cone should sit there nicely. But for more secure placement, use hot glue to attach the base of the pinecone to the paper.
For a speedy finishing touch, add a bow to the pot and attach a gift tag labeled with each guest's name.
In this Story
- Making Holiday Napkin Rings
- Use Pinecones for Place Settings