Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Acorn Ornaments

Remember all those acorns we collected and dried?  They've been in a jar and a basket decorating for fall.  Don't get me wrong.  I love them just the way they are.  BUT, I got this idea that I wanted to dress a few up for the holidays...
 SO... I bought a set of metallic acrylic paint.

Step One:  Dry your acorns and glue on the caps (click here for details).
Step Two:  Paint acorns with a primer coat of paint.  I used a lovely gold metallic which also happened to be the color I wanted all the caps to remain.
Step Three:  Paint the acorn nuts.  We used five different metallic colors.  This was the point in which my kids started to help out.  They each painted a set of five for themselves.  I didn't worry about them painting perfectly- paint got on the caps here and there.  BUT STILL the ornaments look lovely.

Step four: Drill a small hole into the top of each acorn and hot glue a loop of string or ribbon into the hole.
Step five:  Hang your beautiful ornaments from your Christmas tree.

My tree isn't up yet, so I took them outside to get a shot of their holiday spender.

I love love love them!  Can't wait to hang them from our actual Christmas tree, but that'll be after Thanksgiving.
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