Looking for a cute craft and fall decoration? I got a two for one for ya!
And they are so easy to make. The best part is you probably already have everything you need on hand. Well, you may have to go outside and get a pine cone or two.
While I was making them I has some other ideas about these cute acorns. I’ll share those with you as we go. Ready to get started?
- some plastic Easter eggs. (This may take some scrounging to find them. lol)
- paper lunch bags
- at least 2 pine cones (if you don’t have pine trees, you could cut strips of paper)
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- some round to trace (more on this later)
Putting It All Together
Really, you could use any kind of paper here. Newspaper, gift wrapping paper or even scrap material. Use your imagination and go wild!
I used three different size eggs to make my acorns. You need to draw a circle that will give you enough paper to cover about two-thirds of the egg. (The pictures below will show you what I mean.) Find something that will give you a big enough circle and trace it.
I used a plastic container, and a can (not shown).
Anyway, center the egg on the circle.
Do the same to the other two opposite sides.
Here is where I thought of something cool to do. For Christmas wouldn’t it be pretty to glitter the acorn? Just paint the egg with white glue, then sprinkle with glitter! You could spray paint the scales gold or silver. I’m wondering if it would be easier to paint them before tearing them from the cone. I’ll have to try it to find out.
Make a second row, staggering the scales between the ones on the bottom row. I had to put on three layers of scales altogether.
Rule of thumb in decorating, whenever you have a group, your group should be an odd number.
Have fun making your acorns!