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Deck Your Dinner Table with Easy Pinecone Name Card Holders

At Garden Collage, we love collecting pinecones– but there only just so many we can artfully arrange in bowls or use to punctuate shelves and table. The solution: we decided to make them into name card holders– a lovely, dainty way to add a touch of winter to the dinner table. A little bit of color along the edges elevates them to a beautiful element of décor, ideal for dinner parties. We chose a light pink color (rather than white) to add depth– however, you can paint yours to match your table setting. Simple and charming, these pinecone name holders offer an effortless way to bring the garden into your life!

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  • Small pinecones (about 2″ tall)
  • Paintbrush
  • Acrylic paint

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  1. Lay down cardboard or newspaper to protect surfaces from paint.
  2. Beginning at the top, gently dab paint onto the edges of the pinecone’s teeth.
  3. Once the paint is dry, slip name cards into the top teeth of the pinecone. We used compostable, plantable seed paper for our name cards and we encourage you to do the same!
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