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DIY :: Neon Pine Cone Placecard Holder

November 9th, 2012

Neon Dipped Pine Cone Placecard Holder DIY | Camille StylesHappy Friday! Jenn here, with a fun and easy DIY placecard project. Our post earlier this week on modern hostess styles received such a great response that we started thinking about other fun ways to modernize a Thanksgiving table. I had been planning a gold pine cone placecard holder when Camille had the idea to experiment with adding a touch of neon. Set against simple white china and gold flatware, our neon-dipped pine cone is a thoroughly modern take on fall decor! Read below for instructions on how to create your own.

*images by She-N-He Photography

Neon Dipped Pine Cone Placecard Holder DIY | Camille StylesNeon Dipped Pine Cone Placecard Holder DIY | Camille Styles

  • pine cone
  • paint brush
  • acrylic paint
  • paper plate

Neon Dipped Pine Cone Placecard Holder DIY | Camille Styles

Using the paper plate to protect your table or counter, dab the tip of each prong of the pine cone with paint. For best results, make sure that you’re creating very thick applications of paint. Let dry overnight. Take a paper placecard (Chanel created ours using letter stamps and gold ink) and wedge in between prongs at the top of the cone. You should not need any adhesive for the placecard to stay in place.

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  1. Rachel says:

    These would be perfect for a girly brunch!

  2. These look fantastic! Such a simple idea but it makes such an impact on the table. I remember making similar pine cone decorations as a kid (usually for Christmas) but they never looked quite like this – probably something to do with the excessive amount of glitter I always used 😉

    • Jennifer Rose Smith says:

      Haha! Yes, I think I may have some glittered pinecones in my past, too. I was in Camp Fire Girls and we did projects like that all the time! This neon pinecone DIY would be fun to do with kids.

  3. Justine Rossi says:

    I LOVE these! : )

  4. Ashley says:

    Aww, I just love these. And they’re so simple!

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  6. chelsea j says:

    I really like this idea. . .could use some glitter tho;p

    • Jennifer Rose Smith says:

      Yes, Chelsea, I definitely think you could add some glitter to this one. I even saw some “glitter paint” made from very fine glitter at the craft store that I thought about using. You’ll have to post a link to your project here if you finish it!

  7. what a great and easy idea!


  8. diane smith says:

    love the pinecone touch for Fall…the pink pops & adds a yummy accent!

  9. rachel says:

    LOVE…i want to put a bowl of these on my table for a holiday center piece! Thanks for such a neat idea!

    • Jennifer Rose Smith says:

      Thanks, Rachel! A bowl of these would be super cool. You could even do them in varied neon shades. Happy (early) Thanksgiving!

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  28. Julia says:

    Those are adorable!

  29. Leanne says:

    Hope they r easy because we plan on making 250 for my wedding.

    • Jennifer Rose Smith says:

      Well, they’re not so much difficult as they are time consuming. One pine cone has more prongs than you would think! I would definitely enlist the help of some friends if you’re planning on making that many.

  30. me ha encantado, te copio la idea.


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  59. Love this and special that you put the “how to” in, saved to my pinterest . Sheila at House of Cones

  60. MEAl5 says:

    easy idea! thanks you!

  61. MEAl5 says:

    This looks quite simple to put together! thanks you!

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