Glitter Acorns

Glitter Acorns :How to turn normal acorns into beautiful glitter acorns, easy DIY with glue and glitter to make inexpensive fall decor.

Glitter Acorns :How to turn normal acorns into beautiful glitter acorns, easy DIY with glue and glitter to make inexpensive fall decor.

I told my daughter that a little woodland fairy brought me these beautiful glitter acorns, but I think she spotted my glitter and glue on the table. Maybe I was helping the fairies a little on this one! I love, love, love how these turned out, and want to share with you how easy they are to make.


  • glitter
  • white glue
  • paint brush

I bought this perfect pack of glitter-well actually three packs, at the dollar store, and it had all the right shades for fall.

superfine glitter package

How To Make Glitter Acorns:

To make the glitter acorns I started by collecting acorns and drying them.

To dry out your acorns after collecting them, lay them out on some newspaper, spaced out so that none are touching and leave them for a week or so.  If you’re in a rush you can put your acorns on a parchment lined baking sheet and put them in a very low oven for a few hours.

To add glitter to your acorns, start by painted the bottoms with glue using a small paint brush.  Then dip them into glitter.  I used different colours of glitter for different ones. 

how to make glitter acorns

After they are dry.  Do the same things to the tops and use a different colour of glitter.  I did the tops in a silvery brown.  Then just let them dry and enjoy them.

Glitter Acorns

I love how they look piled up together this antique amber glass dish.

how to add glitter to acorns

Acorn Garland

I also decided to make an acorn garland with them. First, I found the acorns with the best and longest stems, and carefully tied them to some simple brown thread.

how to make an acorn garland with real acorns

I hung the glitter acorn garland over the mirror above the fireplace, with some brown ribbons.

what to do with collected acorns

Here’s the final look, with the bowl of glitter acorns, and few other fall accessories. It’s a nice change from last years all white autumn mantle, check it out here.

fall mantel ideas

Here’s a really easy, cute idea. Use your scrabble tiles to spell out a seasonal word.

autumn fall decor with scrabble tiles

Hope you’re enjoying these early fall days as much as I am, and perhaps, if you’re lucky a little woodland fairy might visit and leave you a few glittered acorns too! 😉

how to make your own glitter acorns

With glitter acorns, life really is a party!

You might also like our Pampas Grass Wreath tutorial here.


Also check out our DIY Acorn Craft here.

You might also enjoy DIY Faux Concrete Pumpkins here.

DIY Faux Concrete Pumpkins: easy DIY to transform inexpensive dollar store pumpkins with a concrete faux paint finish.


  1. Hi there – these are SO pretty! I love how you have displayed them, too!

    I love them so much, that I’m featuring them on this week’s Favorite Finds Friday! 🙂

  2. OOOHHH! I love these! So pretty! I love how the glitter looks on them. I just made some painted acorn necklaces on my blog this week. I love acorns, and all the crafty things you can do with them! 🙂

  3. I found your site over on Gum Drop’s blog. Love your site and this idea. Wow you are super duper creative. I think that I could even to this!!

    I am your newest GFC follower. Check me out at http://www.indianacouponsavings.

    Keep up the great work! Thanks

  4. Who knew that acorns could be so elegant?!? I love the addition of scrabble tiles to the mantle- I’m a big scrabble fan!

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