As the season turns to fall, yards are being filled with the bounty of trees. Acorns and leaves abound. So why not gather up some of the acorns that have adorned your yard and turn them into a lovely craft for your fall porch? Here is how to make yourself an inexpensive, homemade craft out of the acorns that you may suddenly find yourself surrounded by!
You will need:
Acorns. Lots of them. We filled two shopping bags FULL to the top!
A glue gun
Wreath form for a 3-D acorn wreath OR you can cut your own form out of spare cardboard
Ribbon or a pre-formed bow
To make your acorn wreath:
Before assembling your wreath, you will need to bake your acorns. Spread the acorn on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. This will rid them of any critters that may be taking up residence, and get them all a nice, golden brown color.
Once the acorns have cooled, heat your glue gun and get ready to work. You will need to decide what pattern you want your acorn wreath to have. Acorns look nice on the diagonal, point up, or in horizontal rows. Alternate the pattern for more texture and interest.
I find it easiest to start from the inside of the wreath form and work my way out. Place a dab of glue on each acorn and press it into place. Continue doing this until you have placed all of your acorns and you have covered all of the exposed wreath form.
When the glue has cooled and the acorns are secure, tie your bow around your wreath. The acorn wreath is now ready to hang on your front door, to give your porch a special touch this fall!