It's Fall again, and it's time to decorate the house to get that rustic feel. Instead of going out and buying expensive decor, why not save some money and take advantage of the free outdoors? Nature crafts are a great idea for those on a budget...or anyone really. This can include pinecones, leafs, sticks, and acorns. Take a hike in the backyard and take advantage of the abundance of free acorns if you're lucky enough to have them. Here are 15 adorable acorn crafts that are sure to get you excited for this Fall season! Click on the links below for the full tutorials.
Make a treasure chest of acorn cap jewels
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The trick is to fill the rims of the acorn caps with white glue after coloring them. This will allow the color to really shine through! Buy some plastic jewels to bedazzle your acorns with. The kids will love to collect them.
String them to make a garland
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If you don't want to drill holes through them, all you need to do is find acorns with stems on the top. Then you just tie a knot around each of the stems with some yarn.
Make a candle holder
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This craft is much easier than it looks...it's so easy that even the kids can do it! Cut out a piece of cardboard in a circular shape that is bigger than the candle, set the candle in the middle, and glue the acorns around it. Told you it was that easy!
DIY acorn bells
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The only part of this craft that actually requires some work is drilling a hole in the top of the cap. These acorn bells can be used as ornaments or even necklaces!
Make your acorns shine with glitter
via Somewhat Simple
These glittery acorns are easy peasy to make. They are absolutely stunning and make for the perfect decor this Fall! You can display them in a glass jar, on a wreath, or make them into ornaments. Do whatever your heart desires.
Make your own DIY floating acorn candles
via The Gunny Sack
These tea light candles will burn for 12-14 minutes, give or take. They might not last very long, but they are adorable!
Make an acorn peg doll
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There are many adorable figurines that can be made from acorns. Try these acorn peg dolls that your kids will absolutely adore.
Make your own napkin rings
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If you want to impress your guests this Thanksgiving, try this DIY napkin ring tutorial. It's a simple way to add a special touch to dinner! The string doesn't have to be anything fancy. It can be as simple as yarn or tweed.
Stick them on the fridge
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All you need to buy is a magnet piece. It's that simple! Make your own little acorn family by drawing faces on them and sticking them on the fridge. This is a craft that the entire family will love doing.
Wear it as a necklace
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This one calls for polymer clay, which makes the acorns look glossy and polished. Don't they look pretty? If you don't want to spend the money on polymer clay, you can keep things simple and paint them instead.
Paint them with fun colors
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You can paint acorns in any color or way that your heart desires. It's important to make sure that you wash them thoroughly and bake them in the oven beforehand. This is also a great craft for the kids to try at home.
Display acorns in a mason jar
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There are so many ways to display acorns in a jar and this is just one of them. Displaying your acorns in a mason jar with a candle will give your house that rustic look you've been wanting. If you already have a jar at home, this craft won't even cost you a penny!
Make a seasonal acorn wreath
via Small Room Ideas
Instead of spending $50 or more on a wreath, make your own! This one takes a bit more work but it's totally worth it in the end. Click on the link below for 5 different tutorials to try.
Decorate a picture frame
via An Extraordinary Day
There are many ways to decorate a picture frame with acorns. Perhaps you want to glue the entire acorn on the frame, or even just use the caps. You can even do both! For an extra touch, why not try adding some sticks and pinecones in there as well.
Cute little pumpkins
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