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.
- 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.
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.
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.
I love how they look piled up together this antique amber glass dish.
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.
I hung the glitter acorn garland over the mirror above the fireplace, with some brown ribbons.
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.
Here’s a really easy, cute idea. Use your scrabble tiles to spell out a seasonal word.
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! 😉
With glitter acorns, life really is a party!
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