You will never guess what these BIG acorns were before.
Ready? Oversize plastic Easter eggs from the Dollar Store!
When I saw this Pin way back in 2012, I knew I had to make them.
Following the Pin to its source I saw that the blogger used plastic Easter eggs! This is my kind of creative recycling: making something clever out of something else.
I decided to use these oversize Dollar Store eggs from my stash.
First, I painted them brown with craft paint.
I hot glued the eggs closed then wrapped them in burlap scraps. I pleated the burlap around the egg and used hot glue all the way around to secure it. Then I deconstructed a pine cone and used it for the top and added a twig stem. Cute!
But that first one didn't look quite right to me, so I tried this....
I used the two rounded ends and glued them together.
Already this looks more like a natural acorn shape.
Instead of the pine cone petals, I used hemp garden twine and hot glue.
Hemp twine hot glued round and round the top until I had the plump acorn look I wanted.
A little twig adds to the finished acorn.
By George, I think I've got it!
You could also use the regular size plastic eggs but I wanted BIIIIG acorns, so I used the big ones.
Now I'm remembering those HUGE eggs for panty hose and wondering where I can get some. Now THAT would be a statement acorn. LOL!