I know it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas-BUT-let us still enjoy the Fall Season!
This year, our front trees gave birth to what felt like thousands upon thousands of acorns. At first they caused much frustration but then I found this tutorial. I became ecstatic over the simplicity of this Acorn Wreath and had to try it for myself! My sweet sweet husband helped me gather the acorns and let me borrow his nice camera to document each step. I hope you enjoy this DIY craft project as much as I have.
Here is my final Acorn Wreath:
Materials needed for Acorn Wreath:
- Straw craft wreath ($2.50 at Michaels)
- Hot Glue Gun (WARNING: You use A LOT of hot glue!)
- Acorns (F R E E!)
- Spray Paint (Optional--$1.00 at Walmart)
- Ribbon (Optional--$1.00 at Dollar Tree)
Preparing Your Acorns
1. Rinse acorns well and be sure to check for any creepy crawlers who may
have tagged along to join the fun.
cover your cookie sheet with foil.)
3. Bake your acorns at 350 degrees for
15 minutes.This is the most important step because baking
the acorns will KILL any CREATURE who may be living inside. BAKE THEM
BAKE THEM BAKE THEM!
|The acorns come out of the oven shining and smelling good!|
4. Allow acorns to cool before you begin assembling your wreath.
Making Your Acorn Wreath
1. Remove plastic film from straw wreath. Decide on a starting location and
begin hot gluing your acorns. (I chose to do a diagonal line to create a
swirl..it worked in some places and others it did not..just have fun with
it, the design creates itself!)
|After you have completed a few rows of acorns, your wreath will begin to look like this.|
wreath (except for the bottom of course)! It will take you a long time and
may even be a 2 or 3 day project but your time will be worth the end
3. This is where YOU decide how you want to finish your wreath. I chose to
use spray paint in my favorite color green and pair it with brown ribbon to
match my living room and front door. Get creative--keep it natural and
hang with twine, spray paint it and add flowers/bows--it is up to you
friends! (If you chose to spray paint it then keep on reading)
4. Bring your wreath outside and set it on newspapers. To make painting it
easier, spray your wreath with PRIMER first. I did not and it took a long
time and many coats to cover the acorns.
5. When primer is dry, begin painting! Use fluent motions and hold about 6inches away from wreath. Be patient and do many coats instead of one
thick coat, the end result will be much better.
6. Once the paint is nice and dry, pick out a ribbon and hang up your work
with a smile :)
Thank you for reading :)