Decorating with acorns can add so much to your décor for the fall season.
In addition, there are multiple ways to use them.
You can use faux acorns, likewise you can use real acorns.
I recently did a project, and I used wood acorns.
In similar fashion, I love to decorate with real acorns, but let me give you some advice before you use them.
I have several oak trees in my yard and billions of acorns. So let me share a few things before using those real acorns to decorate your home.
Regardless, you want to be sure to treat the acorns before you use them. Unfortunately, critters can live in them, and you want to make sure to treat them before using them.
Next, put the acorns in a bowl of water and rinse them. You might want to use an old toothbrush to scrub off any debris if you have one. Otherwise, soaking them in a bowl will remove most of the dirt.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Pour the acorns into a single layer on an ungreased, rimmed cookie sheet—Cook the acorns for one hour or until they turn a chocolate brown. Remove the acorns from the oven and let them cool.
If the lids of the acorns fall off, not to worry, you can glue them on with almost any kind of glue. This is actually helpful if you are going to make ornaments. Also, you can drill a hole in the lid before you glue it back onto the acorn body.
How can you decorate with acorns? Let me count the ways!
Make a candle holder and fill the glass with acorns
Create an acorn wreath
Customize Napkin rings
You can glue acorns to branches
Glue acorns to a tree
Create acorn ornaments
Sew felted acorns with natural acorn caps
Tie up your napkins as I did with acorns attached to the twine
Fill a jar with acorns
Use acorns in a vase for a floral arrangement
Glue acorns to the outside of a basket
Put a picture frame together
There are just so many things you can do decorating with acorns. Use your creativity.
3. –Next, gold leaf the cap of the acorn, using the gold leaf adhesive and gold leaf sheets.
4. – Then, let them dry and attached them to twine string
You can see that the gold leaf really takes the shine to a different level. You will have to go back and do a little bit of touch up as the gold foil does get on the paint.
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