Friday, September 26, 2014

DIY: Easy Fall Acorn Wreath



In a recent post, I shared about how important it is to have pretty and tidy porches to welcome guests into your home. If you missed that, you can find it here. And today, I'm going to show you how to dress up your door with a beautiful acorn wreath. This wreath is so easy, fun for the kids, and on the cheap! Let's just jump right in...... here's what you'll need:


Supplies:
  1. LOTS of acorns
  2. A wreath form of your choice and size { I bought a straw wreath for $2.47 from Walmart}
  3. Hot glue gun and extra glue sticks
  4. Satin or burlap ribbon for hanging

First, let's gather those acorns! We have lots in our yard, but they are quite small, so we went to a local park and collected along the walking trail. There were thousands! It's just such a glorious time of year for walking anyway! We took some little bags with us and just collected as we walked. 

Take your wreath form and begin hot gluing each acorn, one by one. It takes a while! My daughter and I plugged in two hot glue guns and tackled it together. See, a great activity to do with your kids! It'll look something like this as you go along:




After a while it will begin to shape up nicely. The point is to cover the top, insides and outsides while leaving the back unfinished so that it will lay nice and flat against your door. If you use a Styrofoam wreath base, I'd recommend spray painting it brown first, so you won't see the green through the acorns. We just kept going using different sizes of acorns until we had it all completed.



I was soooo extremely pleased with the end result! It is so rich and woodsy looking. I just LOVE it so much! A warning, it is quite heavy when it's all done, so please hang it securely. I used an orange satin ribbon with a little bow for the hanging. 



So, what do y'all think? Fallish? And the absolute greatest part...... drum-roll please..... cost: $5.75 !!! Say what?? Yes, only $5.75. Score! So head out this weekend and start some serious nut collecting folks. There are tons of projects using acorns. Have a wonderful weekend and thank you so much for visiting with me today! Enjoy y'all!


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19 comments:

  1. We will definitely do this! This will help me in my effort to wean the little ones from TV (and me letting them watch it so that I can do things).

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    1. Oh I hear ya! That is a very EASY habit to get into! I'm so happy you stopped by today!!

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  2. I love your wreath! I'm really tempted to make one, though we don't have a lot of oak trees near by. I like that you used a straw wreath as the background.

    Thanks for linking up at Motivation Monday!

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    1. Thanks Barb! I think it's my most favorite craft in quite a while!

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  3. I love your wreath and the price is just right too! Very Fall-ish.
    ~Bonnie

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  4. Love your wreath! Thanks so much for sharing at the Twirl & Take a Bow Party! Love having you at the party. Have an awesome week.
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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    1. Thank you Leslie for visiting AND hosting Twirl And Take A Bow!

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  5. That is sooo cute! Do the birds love it too lol?? I have to make one for my door now :) On a side note, I am hosting my first ever Link Up Party! I hope you can come over and link up with me because I would love to have you!! http://liverandomlysimple.com/totally-terrific-tuesday-linkup-party-1/

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    1. Thanks so much for the invitation and congratulations on your first party!

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  6. I love your fabulous Acorn Wreath! It's amazing how spectacular something so simple can be. It's just beautiful. I'd love for you to share this at my Creative Ways Link Party when you get a chance. It just went live tonight. Hope to see you there!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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    1. Thanks for the invitation and for visiting Nici!

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  7. That's so awesome. I need to go and pick up all the pine cones aroudn teh neighborhood and make a pine cone wreath. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

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    1. Thanks Erlene! I love using pinecones for decorating too!

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  8. This is beautiful!! I love this wreath!! come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share this post with us. http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2014/10/centerpiece-wednesday.html
    Karin

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  9. Love this. Such a great idea and the best part is you can get acorns for FREE!
    Amanda @http://www.texmexcrafting.blogspot.com

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    1. I know Amanda! We love FREE over here!

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