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When you think of decorating with acorns you probably think of the typical ways of filling a vase or candleholder with acorns. Like this image from Pottery Barn that circulates the web.
Or this one of acorns in mason jars from It All Started with Paint.
Decorating with acorns in jars, candle holders, or vases is a classic, simple way to decorate for fall.
And here’s a little different version of acorns mixed with pearls. Find this version and tutorial at BHG too.
You can fill a lantern with acorns to add to a pretty fall tablescape. Go check out this blue and white fall tablescape from Heather at the Picket Fence – it is gorgeous!
I love this cause it is unexpected, yet simple and lovely. Place some acorns and leaves around the base of a candle in a taper candlestick. I love the gold glittered ones for this. Check out another fall tablescape over at Stone Gable.
Rhoda at Southern Hospitality shows you how to spray paint acorns to get that beautiful metallic look.
Or you could make some glittered acorns like Martha from Becoming Martha did.
I love this idea of making a napkin ring from acorns. I may have to do this idea!
And here’s another acorn napkin ring version from BHG.
But how about something different like making some specimen art from acorns? Delia over at Delia Creates shows you how to make this.
I would have never thought of this – make flowers out of acorns – from BHG
Love this acorn tree from Aubrey & Lindsey! This could be a fall or Christmas decoration.
Then we can talk about acorn wreaths – oh, I love these!
Here is the natural version of an acorn wreath from Made. But you have to click over and see all the other colors she painted it!
My favorite is the probably the green version
Here’s a different version – a twig and acorn wreath! Find the tutorial at Amaranth and Kale.
Here’s another version of an acorn wreath by BHG.
And another gorgeous version of an acorn wreath from Crafts Unleashed.
And I will end with this acorn vase. Created by Kelly at Eclectically Vintage.
How to preserve/de-bug your acorns:
Here’s a tip for you before you bring a bunch of acorns inside and end up with a million little critters crawling out later that week. After you collect your acorns, wash or soak them in water to remove all the dirt. Then bake them on a foil lined cookie sheet on low (200-250 degrees) for 1 hour. I read different things like 10 minutes at 350 or 2-3 hours on low, but I have done pinecones for about an hour at 250 and they have been fine. This process will turn green acorns brown , but you won’t have critters hatching or crawling out in your house.
Amanda from Small Home, Big Start has a great post on collecting, cleaning, baking and preserving acorns. She even sprayed hers with a clear sealer and I love the look of them!
So many ways to decorate with acorns! I think I am going to head outside and see if there are any on the ground yet and do one of these projects.
What is your favorite way to decorate with acorns?
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