Pinecone Place Card Holders

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Hello again everyone!  Today I am highlighting the pinecone place card holders originally featured in our 100th post with Thanksgiving table designs.  I had a lot of fun making these, mostly because they were SO easy to do!  I pulled out the materials and from start to finish I don’t know if this even took me ten minutes.


  • Designer stones with flat bottoms, usually found around the stepping stone area of your local craft store or Wal-Mart
  • Glitter in the color of your choice – I used gold to make it look more Autumn-ish
  • Pinecones – I just picked mine at the local park! but you can also buy a bag for usually $1 -3
  • Spray adhesive (you will also see regular tacky glue in the picture…I didn’t use it)
  • Glue gun and sticks
  • Container to work on/put glitter on – in our family we use recycled meat and veggie trays as can be seen in Jen’s post
  • Card stock


  1. If the bottom of the pinecone is not level, pull or cut off excess pine spokes
  2. Pour a small amount of glitter into your container
  3. Spray pinecone generously with spray adhesive, coating entire cone
  4. Roll pinecone in glitter making sure to thoroughly cover the outside of the cone and allow to dry
  5. Using glue gun, put a dime-sized amount of hot glue on the bottom of the pinecone and immediately place pinecone on rounded part of designer stone; hold steady in place until glue dries, usually less than one minute
  6. Print out or hand-write the names of your guests on 2 x 3 inch pieces of card stock and place holder at the top of your place setting

At the end of this project, the design was SCREAMING Christmas tree at me, so I guess I will be making these again at Christmas time with green glitter instead.  I will probably still use the orange stones though because they will make great “tree trunks!”

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  1. Sarah Swann
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  2. Debbie
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    Thanks Sarah (, and congratulations on your wonderful news!!

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