Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Make It: Fabric Acorn

fabric and burlap acorn tutorial

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?

fabric and burlap acorn tutorial

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:

fabric and burlap acorn tutorial

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.

fabric and burlap acorn tutorial

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!



  1. those are adorable!! I want to make some!!

  2. Very cute! I have seen felted acorns before, but not fabric. Great idea!

  3. These are too cute!! I'm stopping by from the GFC hop! I would love for you to share these at my link up Tuesdays with Tori!! Hope you have a great week:)

    Take Care!

  4. Adorable!! I might have to make some...we have a TON of acorns {and lonely tops} in our yard. :)

  5. Those are so cute! I will now have to go to the park and gather acorns so that I can make these!

    Also, I have (and collect) those same white lotus bowls! I love them and have them in all sorts of sizes!

    1. Of course you do...because we share the same brain...

      Actually, I collect them in all colors. I love the blue ones especially. :)

  6. Stopping by from the LOANSOHW GFC HOP.. I just adore these sweet little acorns.. you are one clever lady and I am your newest follower!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  7. They actually looked real in your photo thumbnail! They are so cute and doesn't seem so hard to make... Thanks for sharing. :)

  8. They are so adorable and I can see why the maggots turned you off of the real thing! Yuck!

  9. Okay, these are SO cute! I'm so excited for fall and the holidays!

  10. I definitely want to makes these! They are too perfect.


  11. Those acorns are adorable! I am your newest follower!!

  12. These are too cute! Now I just have to find some acorn tops ...

  13. I did this for my blog post that will post tomorrow
    I mentioned your cute blog!

    Katie @ Trixiegirl


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