One of the things I love about fall are all the acorns on the ground outside and used in decor inside. There’s something about their small, round, pointy shells that I find really adorable. I also love that there are so many ways to use them in crafts and in your fall decor. You can find them outside fallen from trees or, if you’re not lucky enough to find them, you can buy fake ones at many craft stores. I warn you, though, if you find them they will most likely inspire you to craft and decorate. If you do have that inspiration, here are 8 adorable acorn crafts you can make this fall.
1. Felted Acorn Garland
I’ll admit I’m a sucker for garlands. I think they are just so adorable and I love that you can put them just about anywhere from a mantle, to a mirror, to a piece of furniture. This acorn garland would look so festive and cute no matter where it’s placed in the home. I love that it’s a combination of the real acorn top with some felted wool balls for the body of the acorn. It’s a nice soft touch to something that is usually so hard.
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2. Paper Acorn Garland
If you can’t find real acorns or felt balls to make the previous garland, why not go the easy way out and make this beautiful paper acorn garland? All you need to do is cut out some acorn shapes on some decorative scrapbook paper then glue some baker’s twine on the back. I love all the neutral colors and the glitter paper because it creates such a soft, beautiful, fall look. You could also use paper with patterns or other colored paper. Either way it will look beautiful hanging from a mantle this fall.
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3. Framed Paper Acorn
If you’re crazy enough not to like garlands and don’t want to make a whole paper acorn garland, simply print out an acorn shape on scrapbook paper, then display it in a frame. I love the unconventional blue color used here that’s not normally associated with fall. The pattern on the paper creates a lot of interest so that even though it’s only one acorn in a frame, it’s still unique and interesting enough to stand alone.
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4. Acorn Frame
If you have a picture frame out all year round in your home, why not switch out the frame this autumn season to match your fall decor? You could display the picture in this acorn frame and it would go perfectly with all the fall colors and other fall decorations you have in your home. All you have to do is glue some acorns around a frame and you’ve got yourself a beautiful fall frame.
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5. Acorns In A Vase
If you’re not much of a crafter, but still want to try your hand at creating some fall decor, you can easily make this acorn filled vase. All you have to do is fill a clear glass vase with acorns and a candle and you’re good to go! It may be incredibly simple and easy, but it still looks beautiful and screams fall. It would make the perfect Thanksgiving centerpiece for your dinner table.
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6. Acorn Wreath
Wreaths are so fun to display during the holidays. This acorn wreath is very simple, yet stunning at the same time. It reminds me of a gorgeous pearl bracelet. The glitter on the acorns mixed with the burlap bow create a beautiful fall decoration that would wow all your visitors as they come to your door.
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7. Acorn Easter Eggs
If you want some acorn decor that’s larger than life, you can make these easter egg acorns. That’s right, these are made out of easter eggs that are covered in burlap and pinecone tops. You can display these in a bowl, vase, or even create a fun garland out of them. No matter how you use them, they’ll be sure to add a fun, festive feel to your home this fall.
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8. Acorn Napkin Rings
I love napkin rings for two reasons: one, they look really pretty on a table, and two, it eliminates the problem of having to fold your napkins in a crazy way so they look beautiful on your table. Since acorns are such a iconic fall symbol, make some napkin rings with them and display them on your table during the whole fall season. Your table will always look festive, and your guests will truly appreciate their beauty.
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9. Glitter Acorns
If you do plan on using acorns to craft and decorate with, but want to make them look a little more fancy, put some glitter on them. This certainly takes the acorns to a whole new level and makes them look more sophisticated and chic. These would look beautiful displayed in a vase or bowl where they could be seen easily. They really are gorgeous when done like this and would make any of your fall crafts look sparkly and fun.
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