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.



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


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

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

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