Decorating with Acorns

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Decorating with acorns can add so much to your décor for the fall season.

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.

Decorating with Acorns

Decorating with real 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.

Spread the acorns on a towel to dry for at least an hour.

 

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!

You can:

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.

You can decorate with acorn ornaments

  1. – Collect acorns.
  2.  – Drill holes in the acorn caps.
  3.  – Next,  string twine onto each acorn cap to make a hanger for each acorn ornament. Glue the twine inside of the lid.
  4.  – Glue a pom-pom, a wooden ball, or a felted ball into each acorn cap to finish each acorn ornament.

I also made these cute napkin wraps to tie up my napkins for my fall table.

Decorate with acorns
  1. – I purchased these wooden acorns here.
  2.  – Meanwhile, paint the body of the acorns gold and blue ( or the color of your choice)  and the lids a metallic gold.

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.

Decorate with acorns
  1. Other options you can try are to use velvet ribbon, raffia, or grosgrain ribbon to connect the acorns.
  2. Drill a hole in the top of the acorn to attach the string.
  3. Simply wrap your ribbon or your twine around the napkin and tie in a bow.

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