Friday, December 2, 2011

Advent By Candlelight

Do you love it? My mom and I were hosting a table for Advent By Candlelight at our church one year and she came up with idea to spray pineapples gold and then insert pearl-tipped pins into the fruit in a pattern. We decorated 3 pineapples that way and used them as a centerpiece on our table. It was gorgeous!

To me, the gilded pineapples came to represent the crowns of the three kings. If you want to try this project yourself, timing is everything. Fresh pineapples will last about a week once they are sprayed and decorated - be sure to pick pineapples that are firm, not soft. We kept our masterpieces in a box (out of reach of any animals) in our garage where it was cold until it was time to display them. We used gold spray paint and pearl-tipped pins straight pins from the craft store.

1 comment:

Elaine said...

What a great idea. They do look like crowns and I bet they smelled wonderful.