September 30, 2012

Fabric Acorns (No-Sew!)

Well, after a busy and fun summer filled with big, big painting projects I worked on a teeny, tiny fall project that I love and was so easy to make--adorable fabric acorns. The best part is the ones I made are no-sew! (and no worm...real acorns are filled with them!)

I first saw this idea in BHG from Sweet Paul. The ones he made were velvetey fabric, which looked amazing...but a weird fact about me is I can't stand the feel of I made mine with soft, silky touchable  fabric scraps in some of my favorite colors, finishing them off with a tiny bead on the end. These are so easy a kid could make them! So, if you want to get started...

Here's what I used to make them: 
  • fabric scraps
  • scissors
  • cotton balls
  • acorn caps
  • hot glue gun
  • tiny glass beads
First, cut out a square of fabric about 2x2 inches.
Then, wrap a cotton ball around the fabric. 
Squeeze some hot glue into the acorn cap.
Attach the stuffed fabric, pushing into the cap until the glue cools.
Finish with a dab of glue and a tiny bead on the end.

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I love looking at these tiny jewels and they are quite addicting to make. I would love to try a few in burlap or felt, and plan on showing mine off through Christmas. Wouldn't they be cute little ornaments or garland?

If you liked this post, check out more of my seasonal ideas and tutorials!

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  1. These are adorable! I love anything with acorns and just found a cute tutorial for an acorn garland. This would be the perfect accompaniment. Thanks for sharing (and for stopping by my blog). I'm your newest follower :)

    1. Thanks Jess! So glad you like them and glad to "meet" you!

  2. Love these and the colors you used are absolutly perfect! Can't wait to try these


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