Acorn Craft

Acorn Craft DIY -How to make an acorn out of a plastic Easter Egg, perfect for all your Fall decorating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I saw these sweet little acorns at one of my favourite gift shops a few weeks ago, and they inspired me to make my own. You know that moment when you pick them up in the store and really look at them and think, with a twinkle in your eye, I could make these. 😉

Acorn Craft DIY -How to make an acorn out of a plastic Easter Egg, perfect for all your Fall decorating.

To create the shape of the acorn I decided to use Easter eggs. My kids thought it was pretty funny that I was yanking out the Easter egg box in the middle of fall decorating.

Acorn Craft DIY -How to make an acorn out of a plastic Easter Egg, perfect for all your Fall decorating.

Since some of them were bright colours I used a little sandpaper to rough up their smooth surface, and painted with two coats of brown craft paint.

Acorn Craft DIY -How to make an acorn out of a plastic Easter Egg, perfect for all your Fall decorating.

 

 

 

 

The green ones were fine without paint, and I think yellow would have been fine too.

Acorn Craft DIY -How to make an acorn out of a plastic Easter Egg, perfect for all your Fall decorating.

After the paint dried, I added the layer of fabric to create the bottom section of the acorn. I started out with a very open weave burlap, but it didn’t work well for this craft. I picked up some craft burlap and tried again. I started out trying to glue two panels of fabric to the base, like the inspiration acorn, with white craft glue. I found it dried really hard, and the frayed ends stuck up. I ended up hot gluing a circle of burlap around the egg. This worked the best for me.

Acorn Craft DIY -How to make an acorn out of a plastic Easter Egg, perfect for all your Fall decorating.

Next was gluing on the pine cone pieces to create the top of the acorn. I snipped them off with some heavy scissors. Then, just hot glued them around the top.

Acorn Craft DIY -How to make an acorn out of a plastic Easter Egg, perfect for all your Fall decorating.

I did about three layers, and finished them off with a little twig stem.

Acorn Craft DIY -How to make an acorn out of a plastic Easter Egg, perfect for all your Fall decorating.

They were a bit fiddly, and I may or may not have thought a couple times “why didn’t I just buy these”.

Acorn Craft DIY -How to make an acorn out of a plastic Easter Egg, perfect for all your Fall decorating.

But once I got the hang of it, they weren’t too bad, and would be a good while you watch t.v. craft. And, they are so cute. I made five, and grouped mine in a little bowl.

 

Acorn Craft DIY -How to make an acorn out of a plastic Easter Egg, perfect for all your Fall decorating.

Acorn Craft DIY -How to make an acorn out of a plastic Easter Egg, perfect for all your Fall decorating.

Hoping your fall season includes some pretty acorns, and that your day has at least a little party in it.  Happy Friday!

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This post is linked up at Tatertots and Jello, Tidy Mom, House of Hepworths, Somewhat Simple, The 36th Avenue, French Country CottageThe Frugal Girls, The Inspired Room,  Craftberry Bush, and All Things Burlap.

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Comments

  1. an egg! genius! and also, adorable!

  2. These are so stinkin’ cute!!! LOVE!! Thanks for sharing! Stopping by from TT&J!

  3. These are just the cutest little things! I do that all the time when I see something and figure I can make it. So glad you shared this idea! Hugs, Leena

  4. These are too cute!

  5. oh what a clever idea!! so cute!
    Thanks so much for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/fall-decorating-craft-ideas/
    Have a great rest of the weekend!

  6. I LOVE these!!! Just saw them over at Tidy Mom 🙂 Fabulous…. xo, Kelly

  7. I think these are very cool

  8. These turned out great! I will definitely be making a few of these myself. – Gina
    visiting from impeccablyimperfectlife.blogspot.com

  9. This is such a neat idea. I could do these. Thank you so much. Partying from Somewhat Sim

  10. Oh gosh, that is so creative. I am going to have to make some of those!

  11. brilliant ! pinning to our board …:)

  12. those are so cute and creative 🙂

  13. These are so cute and so clever! stoppin by from happy hour;).

  14. Nice …I love acorns…

  15. Love this idea! Great thinking using easter eggs!

  16. Awe…love this idea. I must have a million of those easter eggs. Might have to give this a try! 🙂 I can put all those pinecones that fall all over my yard to good use too.

    visiting from Happy Hour at Craftberry Bush 🙂

    Blessings – Sara

  17. Love this…….

  18. BRILLIANT!!! These are the cutest things ever and what a spectacular idea to use those old easter eggs and pinecones!! Bravo!! Giving you a Standing Ovation 🙂
    And pinning, of course.

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original linky party is open.

  19. This is the cutest acorn project I have ever seen Dannyelle. I love to spotlight projects that get linked up at my party but sometimes if I amazed by a project I love to give it a shout out on my blog too. I will be featuring your project on Monday. 🙂 Glad to have found you! Have a nice weekend!

  20. Oh my goodness! These are genius and soooo cute!

  21. These are stunning,and although I am sure they weren’t easy to make, you can always know you did it instead of just buying them. Thank you for the tips you included about what didn’t work, it will save me heartache when I try this myself!

  22. Love this! I love acorns and will definitely give this a try! Pinning for future reference…thanks for the great idea!

  23. OMG< these are so cute! i've seen so many fabric pumpkins but no acorns! great idea.
    We're starting back up our weekly link parties and would love for you to join in. We are also giving away a $25 Hobby Lobby gift card to one lucky featured blogger.

  24. This is absolutely brilliant!!! I saw these on pinterest and repinned…then shared on my crafty facebook page, too. I’m head over heels for it : )

  25. I love these! Using the eggs was so smart!!

  26. How clever! We don’t get acorns here so this is perfect!
    Mari

  27. This is so clever, I love it!! Perfect for Autumn decor 🙂

  28. These are adorable!! I totally want to make some – pinned!!
    jenn 🙂

  29. These are just fabulous!!! Thank you so very much for sharing a tutorial. They are beautiful the bowl but would also make stunning ornaments for a Christmas tree! I’m going to have to make some for myself. :~)

  30. What a great rustic look.Thanks for the idea!

  31. Claire Bacon says:

    These acorns are just too cute!

  32. Oh My Goodness Gracious! These are SO Stinkin’ CUTE! I am definitely going to make these (once this rainy weather passes and I find some cute pinecones). I’ll let you know how mine turn out 🙂

  33. That looks great! I need to make some!

  34. I wonder…..can you put a little potpourri in the eggs to have them smell good? Might be something I will try!

  35. Great idea Debbie, let me know if you try it how it works out.
    Dannyelle.

  36. Awsome project! I will be featuring it on my blog tomorrow (Friday Oct 12th) as one of my “Fave Pins of the Week”.

  37. Kimberlyn says:

    To add to the idea. Drill holes in the egg and you can add potpourri. Then it looks good and smells good too! Great craft!

  38. Those are so cute! What a cute idea. Thanks for the tutorial. Won’t you share at my party Totally Transformed Tuesday? I know my readers would love to see. http://pjhdesignsoneofakind.blogspot.com Hope to see you there. 🙂 Peggy

  39. These are great! Two holidays from one plastic egg. I’m all about the re-use!

  40. LOVE it! now why didn’t I think of this 😉 making some! Thanks for the tutorial!
    JoAnn

  41. What a cute and clever idea! I’ve blogged about my own try at these big acorns with a link back to your post. Actually found you on Pinterest and loved your idea!

  42. This is so CUTE!!! I am going to have to try this with all the burlap I have 🙂 I found your post on Too Much Time On My Hands. I am going to start following you and would love for your follow back on my blog 🙂
    I am going to follow you on Pinterest too ( I am a Pinterest freak) I can not wait to see what else you come up with.

    Thanks,
    Cassi

    mynewfangledness.blogspot.com

  43. Thanks Cassi, have fun with making the acorns!
    Dannyelle.

  44. Just stumbled upon these on Pinterest–What an adorable and creative idea!I I wish fall was all year!

  45. Thanks Brittany, at the moment I’d just settle for winter ending! But spring and fall are my favs. too.
    Dannyelle.

  46. Stephanie S. says:

    I just found this on Pinterest and very impressive. I love it and will be making this fall. Thanks for sharing.

  47. Hands down the best use of old Easter eggs or pinecones EVER! for what it’s worth

  48. So very creative! I love those. I have a small wooden wagon that would look really cute full of these acorns. Thank you for sharing! Found your link at Cupcakes and Crinoline’s burlap linky party. Pinning!

    Linda

  49. Oh my goodness, these are SO cute! I love the little pinecone petal tops!! :o)

    Tania

  50. Such a great idea! A perfect reuse of old Easter eggs!

  51. Love these! Going to go hunt down those plastic eggs I bought post easter sale 🙂 Now where did I put them? xx

  52. LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE! Brilliant!

  53. This is just about the cutest thing! How original and adorable these are!

  54. Fantastic!! Love them!

  55. Very nice! Thanks!

  56. These acorns are adorable. I hope you won’t mind my sharing the link as part of a favorite fall ideas post I’m doing tomorrow 9/27/13.

  57. Hi Dawn, Happy for you to share a link. Happy Fall
    Dannyelle

  58. Kasia Micho? says:

    perfekt efekt-great tutorial-thanks

  59. Janet purdy says:

    I love the way you made these , so simple and easy. I don’t have any plastic eggs but my sister has plenty so i will be taking hers, i have burlap and pine cones. Don’t have to spend any money for this project, happy , happy , happy.

  60. This is really interesting, You are a very skilled blogger.
    I’ve joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of your excellent post.
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  61. I love this project! I have a quick question though about the burlap and how you wrapped it around the eggs. How big of a circle did you use to wrap it? I tried using strips of burlap but it gets a lumpy around the round edges… Thank you for your help

  62. Hi Sherie,
    You make your circle large enough to cover about 3/4 of your egg. Pull it tightly and glue, and then trim off any excess fabric. It will be a little lumpy, but you should be able to cover it up with your pine cone pieces.
    Hope this helps,
    Dannyelle

  63. Wish I would’ve seen this post before I bought some at Michael’s! Definitely sharing, thanks!

  64. super cute. I visited this site to see your pine-cone acorn and came away with your banana cake recipe! I needed something to do with the big bag of ripe bananas that my husband bought on sale!

  65. Becky, that’s great I hope you’ll stick around and find lots more inspiration.
    Thanks so much,
    Dannyelle

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