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Acorn Craft

Acorn Craft Made From An Easter Egg -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.

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 decoration

Supplies:


How To Make The Acorns:

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.  Easter eggs are the fun secret to making these acorns.

how to make an acorn from an Easter egg

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.

painting a plastic Easter egg

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

how to make an acorn from an Easter egg

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. So then I picked up some craft burlap and tried again. At the beginning, 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.

cutting off pieces of a pinecone

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

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

how to make a large acorn with pinecone pieces

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

diy acorns made from Easter eggs

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.

make a large acorn from an Easter egg

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89 Comments

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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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. :~)

  8. 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 🙂

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

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

  12. 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

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

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

  15. 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

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

  17. 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.

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  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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!

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