I’m having a little love affair with these darling fabric acorns at the moment. I’ve seen lots of cute decorating ideas with real acorns, which can be found in great abundance in my yard right now. However, I tried to be cute with them once upon a time, and let me just say…uh, maggots. And that pretty much assured that this neurotic girl will never again try to cuten up her home with real acorns. But acorn tops are surely bug free and safe for crafting, right? Right?
I used fabric scraps and burlap to make these acorns, but I have seen them on pinterest made with felted wool, and I recently purchased some from Papers N Fiber that were made from felted sweaters. Whatever fabric or textile you have on had, these whip up nice and quick. Here is a little tutorial of sorts with the steps using fabric:
You need: acorn top, small fabric circle sized according to how large or small your acorn top is, needle, thread, stuffing, hot glue gun
Sew a running stitch around your circle, stuff with stuffing, pull thread to cinch closed and knot, use hot glue around the entire acorn top, attach. For the burlap, I didn’t sew the top at all. I simply filled the circle with stuffing, pinched everything tight, and glued the acorn top in place.
Simple and cute – my favorite kind of craft.
Are you making any fall crafts? I’d love to come check out your projects if you leave a link to your blog in the comments.
Happy fall crafting, DIY’ers!