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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Burlap Acorns from Easter Eggs

Ah Pinterest, you font of ideas and things I MUST MAKE right now! LOL
I love the huge acorns I've been seeing at some online shops but they are hugely expensive, so I was thrilled to find a way to make my own.

Here are my oversize burlap and twine acorns that were inspired by a Pin.

I like how they came out!

Here are the inspiration acorns.....

...posted by Dannyelle over at Life Is a Party.

Cute and clever, right? They are totally up my alley and I had everything I needed to do this on a Friday night. Here's a link to her DIY post for these neat acorns.


I spray painted some oversize plastic eggs brown and moved to the next step.

I hot glued the egg halves together, then glued on burlap circles to cover the pointy end. LOTS of pleating and glue makes this work. Then I took apart some pine cones and glued the bits around the top along with a twig stem to finish, just like Dannyelle.

Hmmmm. This resembles her acorns but not in a good way, LOL! She said in her post they were a bit fiddly and I agree. Plus my pine cone pieces did not give a neat look to the topper.
So, tweaking must occur.


I thought they looked a bit too long so I hot glued two of the fat ends together for a rounded shape. Already this looks more acorn-y. Is that a word? It is now. And instead of pine cone pieces I used twine. Lots and lots of twine, plus a shorter bit of stick for a stem.

Here's a shot of both kinds of my finished acorns....

I really like the short, round ones with a twine top. The other just does not look as good as Dannyelle's. Pinterest fail!

I used loads of wrapped twine for a fat top. Love it!

Ooh aah! It took me a little over an hour to make these, tweaking and all. And they were free since I crashed my stash for supplies. Love that!

I'll be joining the parties in my sidebar, come visit and have some fun.


  1. These are so cute! What a great idea. BTW.. Your pine cone acorn was every bit as good as your inspiration picture! Cheers

  2. Your twine version came out great. The pine cone ones really were a bit fiddly, sorry you weren't too happy with them, but your own twine version really is great. Thanks so much for linking back.
    Dannyelle @ www.lifeisaparty.ca

  3. These are so cute! I love them. I am featuring these at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.

  4. I saw these on Pinterest and I wondered how they would turn out! Yours are so cute! Thanks so much for sharing.

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

  5. These came out so cute! It is such a good idea!

  6. Great crafts to do with my 2 young neices...they will love this..thanks

  7. Thank-You so much for SHARING.....I LOVE my "new" acorns that I made from following your post........


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