Use a paintbrush to dampen each pear with water, this will ensures the gold leaf sticks. Be careful when handling the gold leaf as it is extremely delicate, tear off pieces ready to apply.
Press the gold leaf over the pear and smooth it down. Once dry, you can use a dry paintbrush to brush off any excess gold leaf. To finish, tie a name tag to the stalk of the pear (we used a faux leather cord).