Fall Craft: How to make DIY Acorns

If you are looking to make your own Fall craft, these DIY Acorns are simple to do. The key is to build a few layers of paint in different shades of brown to create a realistic texture. So, if you can apply paint and hot glue, you can create these acorns that look beautiful in a wooden bowl.

How to Make this Fall Craft

What you Need: 

This Fall craft is a great way to reuse plastic Easter eggs with just a few craft supplies you probably already own. Reusing old items means less waste and less chance of impulse buys. Therefore, you are saving money, and the planet!

  • plastic or foam Easter eggs
  • wooden skewers
  • styrofoam block or cardboard box
  • white primer spray paint
  • 3 shades of brown acrylic paint 
  • jute string 
  • scissors 
  • paint brush 
  • hot glue and glue gun
  • 1 inch cut twigs 

What you Do:

  1. First, pierce styrofoam or plastic eggs into wooden skewers. Then, push skewers into a styrofoam block or cardboard box to hold in place. These plastic Easter eggs already had a hole on the shorter half.
  2. Spray paint eggs with a white primer in a well ventilated area. This ensures that acrylic paint will adhere better to a painted surface and cover any brightly colored eggs. Then, allow to dry.
  3. Next, paint eggs a warm brown color with acrylic paint. Dry completely. 
  4. Then, ‘dry brush’ thin layers of one or two lighter shades of brown paint to create texture onto the eggs.  To dry brush, dab an old paintbrush into a small amount of paint, then dab off excess paint onto paper, before applying quick short strokes to the surface of the egg. Dry between each layer of paint. Remove from skewers once dry. 
  5. Cut 6-8 feet of jute and coil into a tight circle about the size of a dime. Next, hot glue the jute onto the rounder, shorter half of the egg covering the original hole. 
  6. Lastly, clip a few real twigs from a tree branch and hot glue in the center of the jute wrapped egg. 

More Fall Craft and Styling Inspiration

This is a simple, yet beautiful Fall craft that I initially shared in my bestie Susie’s magazine, Homemade and home decor blog. She has an online shop featuring handmade, artisan, and vintage finds for the home. Use code CUTER10 for 10% off anything in her shop, From: Susie! Consequently, it’s a great way to support a female owned small business while buying American made products with sustainable materials.

Looking for more seasonal styling tips? Then, read Fall Decor Ideas, 5 Ways to Style Pumpkins, or How to Make your Home Cozy for Fall. Lastly, be sure to save this to your Pinterest board. Then, follow me on Instagram for more doable DIY’s, like these succulent filled pumpkins and affordable home decor.

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