Jazzed-Up Acorns!

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

  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

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

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

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

  6. I LUV painted acorns too!
    These are some of mine~but with a cheater paint job....

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

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

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

  10. 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

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

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

  13. OMGosh! Cute idea!!! Link tomorrow on my blog! My readers would love it!

  14. 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

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

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

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

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

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


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