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

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