I 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.
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.
Acorns tops, either foraged or you can buy some on etsy
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
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.
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.
Step 3: Paint your balls in pretty colors with craft paint and let dry
Step 4: Glue your balls into your acorn caps and then thread a ornament hook through the top
I love how these resemble colored christmas lights, yet incorporate a bit of nature. So fun!
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!
Acorns are one of my favorite things about fall, so these are just wonderful. I love how colorful you made them!
These are just beautiful! Lovely
I like the element of nature. Nice touch.
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