Big fan of really easy DIY?
I really enjoy making place names and Christmas seems to be the most popular time for it. But, as I don’t want to wait a whole year before making more and wait to invite friends round for dinner, I decided to try out these super cute, super easy DIY place names with an apple as the holder.
Paint & Apples* – Pink Lady® | Tea Cup – Wedgewood | Tea Towel – John Lewis
What You Will Need:
1 Pink Lady® apple*
Small pot of paint (testers should be enough)
1 Wooden/ plain peg
1 Bamboo stick (you can use BBQ wooden sticks)
White gel pen and scissors
Fresh flowers, plants of your choice – for decoration
Place Names Tutorial:
1.Decide on the Theme. I chose pink because I feel it goes really well with the apples and it’s perfect for a girl’s dinner party I’m about to throw. It’s a feminine colour that’s also energetic and lively. The pink paint I used is actually the scanned pink shade of a Pink Lady® apple, which I absolutely love and think it goes perfectly with the apple base and place holder.
2.Prepare your peg. Paint your peg and put aside to dry. After it’s dry simply use your gel pen to write the name of your guest on the top of it. I also added a cute star or heart next to the name. Feel free to decorate it however you like!
3.Prod the apple. Pierce the middle of the apple where the branch is using the pointy end of the bamboo stick. Cut it to size or wait until you’ve finished decorating the apple with the flowers and peg, then cut it to size.
4.Decorate the top of the apple. I used moss to cover the bamboo and held it in place using the cute painted peg. I loved the finished look with the name of the guest on the peg with the simply decorated apple.
It’s that simple!
Now all you’ve got to think about is what to do for dinner and I have some great apple recipe ideas in my Pinterest board below (click on the image to go to it). Not only does pink have pleasant psychological effects but when we eat pink food it’s associated with sweetness. Plus, eating bright fruits and veg make us feel good and healthy, right?
*** This post is part of the #PowerofPink Pink Lady® apples campaign
Will you be trying out this DIY place name project or will you be eating more Pink Lady® apples? or both? 😉