Living "out in the sticks", as my dear Mother always
used to say, does have quite a few perks.
Other than the peaceful quite, where we live,
there's an abundance of natural FREE elements
to decorate with - and acorns are one of them.
A couple of years ago, I made this Acorn
Wreath and spray painted it orange
for the Halloween / Fall season.
I love orange!
Not that it's 'rocket science,' but here's the gist:
Foam wreath * see note 1
Acorns, cleaned and baked * see note 2
Glue gun and glue sticks
Spray paint (your color choice)
* NOTE 1: For this project I strongly recommend
the round solid foam kind and not the DIY kind,
such as pipe foam insulation secured with
duct tape. This will be a rather heavy wreath.
* NOTE 2: Before you start this project,
you WILL need to wash and BAKE your
acorns - they really do have bugs and bacteria
Go here for instructions to do this.
Did I say you'll need some acorns
for this project? 'Some' means LOTS
and lots of acorns.
After the cleaning process and your ready,
pop in a movie (or two) and begin hot gluing
acorns to the wreath. Use the smaller acorns
to fill in any gaps between the larger ones.
Then spray paint it your desired color.
I use my wreath indoors, but I suppose you
could use a clear exterior sealer if you choose
to hang your acorn wreath outdoors.
Super easy peasy! A little time consuming, but
you'll have a beautiful wreath for years to come.
As I said, this will be a slightly heavy wreath,
(as compared to most) so you could use color coordinated ribbon or burlap to hang it, or
or simply prop it up on your mantel or a shelf.
(Sorry for the blurry pics - phone camera!)
Happy Crafting, Y'all