DIY Apple Place Name #PowerofPink

Big fan of really easy DIY?

Me too.

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.

diy blog placename ideas

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.

what you will need DIY apple tutorial guide place name

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!

paint pegs with pink write with gel pen the name of guest on peg

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.

bamboo stick prod apple

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.

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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?

Pink lady apples pinterest board alina ghost blogger

*** 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? 😉

Writer / Blogger on The Fairytale Pretty Picture. Currently working in the head office of a large retail company in London, UK and living in Essex.

26 Comments

  • Reply June 22, 2016

    Charlotte

    That is an adorable place matt and so easy to use! Would be adorable for a girly brunch it baby shower

    • Reply June 28, 2016

      Alina

      Thank you and what a good idea – I’ll make sure to keep this in mind for a friends baby shower 🙂

  • Reply June 22, 2016

    Dean of Little Steps

    Oh that is so cute! And it’s perfect for garden parties, isn’t it? 🙂

    • Reply June 28, 2016

      Alina

      Definitely, fingers crossed it would stop raining though 😉

  • Reply June 22, 2016

    Talya

    Love this! Such a cute and easy idea which I had never thought of before!

    • Reply June 28, 2016

      Alina

      Thanks Talya, I’m a fan of thinking out of the box… or apple in this case lol

  • Reply June 22, 2016

    Rachel

    Alina this is just so cute I absolutely love it, what a great idea x

  • Love your pictures. I will try my hand on making this.

    • Reply June 28, 2016

      Alina

      Thanks so much lovely and have fun x

  • Reply June 23, 2016

    Kara Guppy

    Pink ladies apples are my favourite – will have to try out your recipes

    • Reply June 28, 2016

      Alina

      They are as delicious as they are beautiful. Hope you enjoy the recipes 🙂

  • That is so sweet, I have a Sophia she would love that x

    • Reply June 28, 2016

      Alina

      Sophia is my niece, a gorgeous name indeed!

  • Reply June 23, 2016

    Grant R

    That’s so original, simple and beautiful. Brilliantly done!

    • Reply June 28, 2016

      Alina

      Thanks Grant, that’s very nice of you to say.

  • Reply June 23, 2016

    Kerry Norris

    This is a cute ifea. Sadly I don’t really entertain anymore. No one wants to come over since we’ve had kids lol x

    • Reply June 28, 2016

      Alina

      Oh dear Kerry, haha. Maybe this is something your kids can help with for a family dinner instead?

  • Reply June 26, 2016

    Ana De- Jesus

    This is far better than your standard place name, I love the idea of using a pink lady apple.

    • Reply June 28, 2016

      Alina

      I know right. They can totally eat it after too 😉

  • Reply June 28, 2016

    Zena's Suitcase

    What a really sweet idea. I bet this would be a big hit with my kids

    • Reply July 8, 2016

      Alina

      Tweet me a pic if you end up making some, I’d love to see! 🙂

  • This is such a cute idea! I love that you can mix it up with moss ‘hairstyles’ and different coloured pegs depending on the guest too. x

    • Reply July 8, 2016

      Alina

      That’s so true, I didn’t think of that – thanks for the tip !

  • Reply July 3, 2016

    Jodie

    This is such a unique idea – how sweet! It’s so much more fun than a piece of card 🙂

    • Reply July 8, 2016

      Alina

      Thanks and yeah, definitely something different 🙂

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