• DIY Acorn Ornaments

    diy_acorn_ornaments_1I love having a few handmade ornaments hanging on the tree. These DIY acorn ornaments are a really fun activity to do with kids and a beautiful result. You can paint them any color you’d like to match your holiday decorating aesthetic. I went with rainbow because you really can’t go wrong with rainbow in my book.diy_acorn_ornaments_2

    It would be really cute to attach one to a special gift too, don’t you think? Keep reading to see how to make them!

    Photography and styling by Liz Stanley. Assisted by Isabelle Ambler.

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    Supplies:

    Acorns tops, either foraged or you can buy some on etsy

    Polymer clay

    Gold jewelry hooks (they’re actually called filigree bead caps). I got mine from our local hobby store, but you can find them on etsy

    Paint + paint brushdiy_acorn_ornaments_3

    Hot glueStep 1: Roll your polymer clay into balls. A great activity to do with kids! Just be sure to keep them a size that will fit in the acorn cap. Bake according to your polymer instructions until hard.diy_acorn_ornaments_5

    Step 2: Glue your jewelry hooks onto the top of your acorns. You may need to sand then down if your acorn has a nub on top.diy_acorn_ornaments_6

    Step 3: Paint your balls in pretty colors with craft paint and let drydiy_acorn_ornaments_7

    Step 4: Glue your balls into your acorn caps and then thread a ornament hook through the top

      
  • 5 comments

    1. kari said… December 13, 2013 5:30 am

      I love how these resemble colored christmas lights, yet incorporate a bit of nature. So fun!

    2. Julia @ FaveCrafts said… December 6, 2013 7:10 am

      Hi Liz,

      What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in our roundup of DIY Christmas ornaments! Check it out here: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/easy-christmas-ornament-crafts/

      Have a great day!

    3. Stacia said… December 4, 2013 11:16 pm

      Acorns are one of my favorite things about fall, so these are just wonderful. I love how colorful you made them!

    4. lauren said… December 3, 2013 5:25 pm

      These are just beautiful! Lovely

    5. Lisette Wolter-McKinley said… December 3, 2013 8:55 am

      I like the element of nature. Nice touch.

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