DIY





Felted Acorn Garland For Fall Decoration


| 10/10/2013 4:30:00 PM



This article is reposted with permission from Spool & Spoon.

This whole fall decoration idea came about when I ran across this tutorial for an Acorn Garland at These Light Footsteps. It’s a super cute fall craft, and I had all intent to actually make it. I thought I'd probably glitter the acorns because what crafty girl doesn't love glitter? The problem arose when I ventured out to collect acorns from the only oak tree in the neighborhood. Well, it seems that the squirrels and chipmunks beat us to it because there were only a couple of whole acorns left; what remained was just caps. Bummer!

I put on my thinking cap and felt (pun intended) that some felted acorns might look even cuter instead. I love felt. Like, I really love felt. Not the cheap felt you used in elementary school, but the handmade felt that is made one batch at a time. The mister got me a needle-felting kit for my birthday (he knows me so well), so I set to work creating the little nuts.

Materials:



  • Acorn tops
  • Tacky glue
  • .25 ounce wool roving
  • Bubble Wrap
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp dish soap
  • Twine

Materials and instructions. Photo by Jessica Mauras Instructions:



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