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Acorn Decor

Tuesday French Country Thrifting

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I saw this and just had to share it with you. I've modified it a little so you can find lot's of things to use it for.

Shared by Sadie Seasongood

This is it! What do you think? Pretty adorable right?

I think your going to be pretty surprised how these are made. Again, I've modified these instructions a bit to make each one studier.

WOOD BOWLS

First things first, get yourself wood bowls that look like this. The amount you get depends on how many acorns you'd like to make.

These are from a thrift store and you know this by the scalloped top. If you'd like to buy new one's Walmart has one that's 10" in diameter and is $6.30.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Round-Woven-Wood-Snack-Salad-Bowl-10/126405537

I'm so happy right now. Because this post had the scalloped bowls and I thought they looked right and adorable, I was going with it. However can I tell you, acorn tops aren't like this.

See how their smooth along the edge? So happy, now we can just use the new wooden bowls above.

MEN'S TWEED JACKET

Thrift stores are the best place to find these. I couldn't find a new one for a reasonable price. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

Just cut one of the sleeves off at the arm pit, straight and perpendicular to the sleeve itself.

Then, I turned the sleeve inside out, and sewed a loose running stitch about 1/3 of the way up from the cuff. I used a contrasting thread color so that you could see my running stitch, but since no one will ever SEE any of my sewing, thread color doesn’t matter one bit.

Next, I gently tugged the needle-end of my thread and gathered the sleeve from the tweed coat. I ran my needle through the gathered fabric (a thimble helps here), before knotting it off securely.

USING WOODEN SALAD BOWLS FOR ACORN TOPS

Then, I turned my “sleeve bag” right-side-out. Before stuffing my acorn decor, I took one additional step- adding some river rocks to the bottom of my acorn-to-be.

Why? To give the acorn decor some weight at the bottom! Once I add the wooden salad bowls, they’ll be quite top heavy. So, a few stones in the base will offset that and help them stand more easily.

Now it's time to fill your darling little soon-to-be acorn.

I used a needle and thread again to sew another running stitch along the top of the tweed fabric and again.

To attach the salad bowl to the top, you can use whatever type of glue you'd like - just make sure it adheres fabric to wood.

For the top stem, you could use small adornments like these, or you could use an actual piece of branch. It's all up to you. No matter what, I'm sure yours will be gorgeous!

I initially wrote this upcycling a man's tweed coat. However in my travels, I found a couple super cute acorn projects that I thought you might also enjoy.

Painted Acorn Decor

I just fell in love with these. These will be made similar to the Burlap Acorns we made, using plastic easter eggs.

Isn't it funny that we're not even using acorns!

MATERIALS

  • Plastic Easter Eggs
  • Black, Gold, Off White Acrylic Paint
  • Twine
  • Pine Cones that are well opened

To create my DIY Fall Acorns I painted old cheap plastic eggs, added twine & pinecone pieces to the top of each painted egg, along with a twig to act as the stem. You can read the rest of my post & see my step-by-step tutorial (including pictures) for these DIY FALL ACORNS by clicking here! Plus you can see how I added GLITTER!!

Step 1. Start with painting your Easter eggs in your acrylic paints. Allow to dry.

Step 2. Make some acorns by simply wrapping twine around one side of the egg. Place a dot of hot glue, place your twine and begin wrapping it, applying a little hot glue as you go. Refer to the photo above.

Step 3. Make some additional acorns by removing the "petals" from your pinecones. Starting in the center of your eggs, place a dot of hot glue and spread out with the tip of your glue gun. Place pine cone "petals" all the way around the egg. Then apply some more hot glue just above this, and place more pine cone "petals" around the egg. Continue doing this till you've reached the end.

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