10/01/2014

Jazzed-Up Acorns!


Talk about 


Cute


 And 


Fun!





This all started when I visited my friend. Upon arriving, I noticed that her acorns were huge compared to mine...
That got me to thinking how fun it would be to create some cute but various ways to Jazz-Up her acorns.
First, I washed them and put them on foil, then on a cookie sheet. I baked them at 170 degrees for about 2 hours to make sure all the bugs that could be in them were expired.

I took them outside and used spray varnish on the acorn tops to seal and make them look pretty.
The first three, I used just the tops and made acorn sized bottoms by twisting muslin and using the hot glue gun. All I had to do was glue on the acorn tops.
I decided to be a bit more creative and painted a bunch of them white. I then painted black squares with acrylic paint or black polka dots. When these were dry, I used spray varnish all over to seal.
Back to the tops again, I just wrapped twine until I got the size I wanted and tacked here and there with hot glue. Of course, all I needed then was to glue on the acorn tops.
I then thought I would use more acrylic paint and paint some acorns a solid yellow, blue and green. The brown ones in the bunch are original, just sprayed with varnish.
I could easily think of several more ideas of various ways to Jazz more up, but this is good for now.
Aren't they just the cutest?
I also added an acorn wreath to a chalkboard in my mud room!

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20 comments:

  1. How cute is this. I love the checks and polka dots. Fun, fun, fun.

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  2. Adorable! I love the yellow, blue, and green ones! They look so good together and I like the bright colors! Pinning!
    -Michelle @TheGraciousWife.com

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  3. Cute! Something I never would have thought of doing! Looks like a good projects to do with the kiddos!

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  4. Someone has a case of acorn envy! What fun!

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  5. Stopping by from Whatever Goes Wednesday. SUPER cute! Also love the painted silver tea set! Pinning:)

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  6. I LUV painted acorns too!
    These are some of mine~but with a cheater paint job....
    http://freddyandpetunia.wordpress.com/2012/09/20/a-little-deviation/
    Catherine

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  7. Cute ideas!! You know which are my favorites!!

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  8. Too cute, an acorn for every style! ... love the Mackenzie Childs Inspiration

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  9. I love the black and white ones, very cute and cool at the same time!

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  10. I love it. They are too cute.

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  11. Your black and white polka dot acorns really appeal to my dot obsession lol! I have been making velvet ones, but maybe a little paint is in order! Thanks for the inspiration....my friend collects Mackenzie Childs and I would love to make her some! :) Jackie @pleasure in simple things

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  12. These are adorable! I especially love those checkered ones. :)

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  13. What gorgeous acorns! I am blown away by your creativity

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  14. OMGosh! Cute idea!!! Link tomorrow on my blog! My readers would love it!
    XOXO
    Isabelle
    www.lechateaudesfleurs.com

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  15. Thanks so much for sharing this fun post at the Say G’Day Linky Party. I’ve just shared it on Pinterest/Twitter/Facebook.

    Best wishes for a great week!
    Natasha in Oz

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  16. They are definitely the cutest! I love the McKenzie Child version! Well, I love them all. Definitely pinning these and sharig.

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  17. Love it, Terry! I need to find me some acorns..or I can send you my address ;-) Thanks for sharing at Project Pin it!

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  18. The cutest acorns ever, Terry! Thanks for sharing with Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday link party this week!

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  19. Those acorns are the cutest ever! What a nifty idea!

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  20. So cute. Glad you mentioned baking them first!

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