Just as apples and pumpkins are synonymous with Fall, to me so are acorns. And around here we are abundantly blessed with buckets and buckets of these little treasures. Emma and I have had fun going on little acorn treasure hunts, but if you’ve ever collected real acorns then you know that they don’t actually last that long. They are meant to be planted to become a tree or gathered up by the squirrels, so if you want to enjoy them as decor you have to get creative. And today, we’re getting creative and I’m going to show you how to Make Your Own Felt Acorns! These little beauties will last for season after season!
Pre-made felt balls (I used these 10mm felt balls from Amazon – affiliate link) are the secret of my success with this craft! They really make this ridiculously easy.
Real acorn caps lend that beloved authentic flare (and they last a long time unlike the acorn itself).
Hot Glue Gun
So, it’s time to go hunting! Here you can see a bunch of acorns that we’ve harvested, they are in various states of decomposition.
Pinch and twist is the secret to removing the nut from the cap. Pinch the nut between your thumb and index finger and then gently twist back and forth and pop! out it comes.
These 10mm felt balls from Amazon (affiliate link) I used are small, so I made sure to pick acorn caps that were on the petite side. Aren’t all those colors luscious?!!
Simply place a bit of hot glue on the inside rim of the acorn and then place the felt ball into the cap and let it set. It’s that easy! And look at the cute little nest you can create!
Simply place a bit of moss into the top of a mason jar and fill with your tiny creations!
I’m mad for turquoise so I couldn’t resist making a nest of these sweet little gems.
But they are equally adorable in multi-colors as well! Obviously the options are limitless…
You can buy pre-made felt acorns on Amazon but honestly these are so simple to make that I highly encourage you to make your own. I’ve got a few more craft ideas I’m tinkering with, so you may be seeing some updates in the coming days or weeks. I hope you will give this easy Fall craft a go!