Thursday, August 29, 2013

"A" is for Acorn Wreath

Craft: glittered acorn wreath

Make a simple circle wreath from acorns and glitter.

Our driveway is littered with acorns just asking to be used in a project.
Acorns are plentiful this time of year and make for great Fall decor:

This glittered acorn wreath hangs on our new front door ready for Fall to come knocking.

Here's how to make a glittered acorn wreath:

1. Gather acorns, at least 50.

2. Wash and bake at 350 for 20 minutes.  (It will NOT smell nice.)

3. Using a 7/64 drill bit make a whole at the fattest part of the acorn cap going straight through to the other side:

4. Prepare wire ring.  I used an existing wire wreath form and popped off the center (smallest) ring:

5. Make a break in the ring where it was naturally welded together:

6. Start stringing acorns onto end of wire ring:

Fill up ring:

Leave about 1" at both ends:

7. Using a pliers bend ends of wires to make hooks:

Then close ring by hooking the ends:

8. Glitter: I mixed orange and silver:

9. Apply a small dab of white school glue to the nut portion only of the acorn then spread with a paint brush:

10.  Shake glitter onto glue over a paper in order to save excess:

11. Add burlap ribbon and hang.

I'm linking up to:
Fall Nesting Party @ The Inspired Room
SAS @ Funky Junk
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
That DIY Showoff @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
The Scoop @ Lolly Jane
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
The Lettered Cottage


Denise Marie said...

i luv it!

Inspire Me Heather said...

Your acorn wreath is so pretty, what a great idea! said...

I love glitter and I love acorns, this is just a perfect Fall wreath!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

LOVE this! rustic and sparkly- two of my favorites!

For My Love Of said...

I did a similar treatment to my acorns last year with glitter nail polish :) That could be another way of achieving this look too!

I love the tips for putting them on a wire wreath form!

Pieced Pastimes said...

Love the simple look to your wreath, Perfect for Fall.
Thanks for the inspiration,
Pieced Pastimes
PS-Would love to have you link this up to Saturday Sparks. Links are open till Friday.

Jona @ Boho Willow said...

So cute! Pinned!

Abby said...

This is so creative! I love how simple and pretty it is! Great idea!

Bonita said...

So simple, so creative, so beautiful!