On one of my recent morning walks, I stumbled on a massive collection of acorns that had all washed down the street to one huge pile. The local squirrels must have been very happy. I thought about those acorns for several days, and finally set out on another walk with a big cup and a plastic bag. I knew I wanted to make something with the acorns, but I wasn’t sure what that something should be.
I let the acorns sit in a bowl for a few days, tossing out any that had cracked. When I finally sat down to make my craft (I decided on a wreath) I learned 2 things: it takes a whole lot of hot glue to attach all those acorns and once they’re attached, they are heavy!
My wreath may not be perfection, but I love how it looks hanging on my door! Now if I can just figure out a way to guarantee that the squirrels won’t find a way to hang on my door frame and eat all of the acorns off…
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- Lots of acorns (check for cracks or holes)
- Foam wreath base
- Burlap ribbon
- Faux fall leaf bouquet
- Hot glue gun with plenty of extra glue sticks
- Wreath hanger
How to Make an Acorn Wreath:
Note: acorns can be purchased at a craft store, but I’d recommend collecting them from the ground if possible. Lots cheaper!
- To prepare your acorns for crafting, clean and dry acorns and then spread them on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake in a 200°F oven for 2-3 hours. Let cool before handling.
- Wrap wreath base in burlap and glue it down. Note: I used tacky glue for the burlap, which worked just fine, but hot glue would be faster…that’s what I’d use next time.
- Use hot glue to glue acorns to the burlap-covered wreath. Attach a few acorns at a time (glue dries fast).
- Separate leaves and other decorations from the dried “flower” bouquet. Glue leaves and decorations onto wreath. Since decorations will vary, use your creativity to make it your own!
- Hang proudly throughout the fall season!
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