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Maria Provenzano brings the beauty of Fall harvest into your home with DIY Acorns.
DIY Acorns
Level:
Intermediate
How-To:
Decor
Seasonal Event:
Fall

MATERIALS:

  • Plastic easter eggs
  • Low-temperature hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Jute rope or thick twine or Yarn
  • Twig or pinecone piece

TO CREATE THE PAINTED ACORN

  • Spray paint in desired color

TO CREATE THE GLITTER ACORN:

  • Glitter
  • Mod Podge
  • Paintbrush

TO CREATE THE PLAID ACORN:

  • Plaid fabric
  • Fabric scissors
  • Mod Podge
  • Paintbrush

OPTIONAL:

  • Rubber band or other object to hold fabric in place while drying

INSTRUCTIONS:

To create the painted acorn:

  1. First paint the halves of your eggs the desired color with spray paint in a well-ventilated area. Allow to dry.
  2. Next, secure both halves of the easter eggs together using hot glue.
  3. To create the acorn top, wrap the top with twine or yarn and secure with low temperature hot glue as you wrap. Make sure to leave a small space in the center of the top.
  4. Next, create the stem. Glue a tiny twig or pinecone piece in the center of the top. Repeat to make as many acorns as desired.

To create the glitter acorn:

  1. Paint the egg if desired, allow to dry if so, then glue the egg halves together.
  2. Apply one coat of mod podge first, then add glitter and seal with another coat of mod podge on top. PRO TIP: The mod podge will keep the glitter secure, so it won’t get all over the place!
  3. Glue the yarn or twine and stem on the top portion to complete. Repeat with as many acorns as desired.

To create the plaid acorn:

  1. Glue the egg halves together.
  2. Take some plaid fabric and cut it into a small circle, about double the size of your egg. Check sizing before you glue by wrapping the acorn in the fabric with your hand, cut down if necessary.
  3. Next add mod podge directly to the inside of the fabric, place the egg point side down in the center and wrap the egg in it. Hold until it sticks or place rubber bands around until the glue sets.
  4. Glue twine or yarn and stem on the top, allow the glue to dry and repeat with as many acorns as desired.

Decorate your home with acorns as desired and enjoy!

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