We had a little time to do some crafting the other day, so I decided to adapt this acorn tree centerpiece that I saw in Better Homes and Gardens. We had a bunch of acorns laying around that we had collected on our walks:
The first step is to pop the caps off of them:
Then you just need to paint the nut part. We used acrylic paints and did a wide variety of colors. Once the paint dries, just glue the caps back on with craft glue. Finish your little ornaments up with something to hang them by. I gave this project a little more kid-appeal by using brightly colored paint and red and white baker’s twine. My tree isn’t quite as sophisticated as the BHG version. But we LOVE it!
We left some acorns plain for a natural look:
The last step is to find a suitable tree branch and stick it in something to stand it up. We have used Mason jars, and we’ve also used a large square vase with some marbles inside to keep the whole thing from tipping over.
And there you have it! A simple, fun fall craft! You could definitely do the same thing with the acorns to make Christmas ornaments as well. Maybe add some glitter to jazz them up a bit. Although at Christmas time I add glitter to everything, don’t you? ;)
Gwen @ Gwenny Penny
This is adorable! I am an acorn fanatic (I blog about acorns all the time)! LOVE the colors. This is just fantastic… thanks for sharing!
this is a great idea & so perfect for autumn!
p.s. i LOVE that you changed your comment thing…so much easier now to leave comments here!
Jennifer @ Muse Lodge
Wow….so cool. I’m tryin’ this. :)
this is really cute…i glittered a bunch of mine up and put them on a wreath…but i like the fun colors and a tree a little better! popping in from tatertots and jello
These are gorgeous Kelly. I haven’t seen many acrons around Berlin, mostly it’s chestnuts but I have such fond memories of acron trees from my grandparents house when I was growing up.
So cute Kelly! I must find some acorns ASAP – the boys would love this!