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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Make Big Acorns For Fall

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!


  1. Very creative idea. I have tons of these eggs that my grandkids love to play with, opening and closing and matching their colours. But as soon as they are done with them....I think this idea would work for me!! Thanks for sharing. Now I have to remember what I did with all tha burlap I had.....hummmm!!

    1. Sonja, thanks! As a matter of fact these eggs were the leftovers after grandkids decorated for Easter. Have fun with your project!

  2. Ann, they are adorable...very nice, i must try them...Millie

    1. Thanks, Millie! Love your blog. Your acorns will come out great, I am sure.

  3. Love this idea. If we only knew those pantyhose eggs would come in handy someday we would have saved every single one!

    1. Thanks, Beverly! How I wish I'd kept all those big plastic eggs!


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