After reading this post be sure to check out my updated version of this fall decor craft in this new DIY post for DIY Neutral Fall Acorns!
Cooler weather is coming. I can feel it.
Finally my fall decor & recipes are being validated by the weather. Although I don’t think the little Christmas tree with it’s warm & sparkling twinkle lights I put up yesterday can be justified quite yet. But let’s just keep that a secret for now.
With this being Roger’s final year in dental school, & our last year living in the biggest city in Alabama, I know that a big move across states is just around the corner.
Although to be honest I’m not sure if a 2 & 1/2 hour drive constitutes a “big move,” but for us it will be.
One of the things I have been doing to prepare for this move includes slowly going through everything we own to either donate, sell, throw away, or repurpose. And boy am I glad I started early!
Even though our home is small I am shocked by my own hoarding capabilities. We have so much random stuff! The truth is that I have such a hard time throwing things away, because I know that as soon as I do I will regret it.
One of the things I have had laying around my little craft room, that I couldn’t bare to part with, were about a dozen easter eggs.
Instead of throwing them out during my decluttering process I decided to recycle & repurpose my cheap plastic easter eggs into adorable fall decor!
Now I know I’m not the first, nor will I be the last, but boy am I glad I saved my easter eggs. I love my new Fall Acorns!
They make such an adorable addition to my seasonal decor.
And while I had said last week that I was going to lay off the sparkles, I found that I just couldn’t. Call me obsessed. I can’t help it!
ps I didn’t like any of the pictures I took of them on my camera so I will share a picture of the sparkly glitter acorns on Instagram later today.
Hot Glue Gun & Glue
Mod Podge – optional
Glitter – optional
First, I spray painted my easter eggs. I gave them two coats of white paint first because I wasn’t sure if the color would show through. Then I spray painted some gold, some black (with chalkboard paint), a few silver, & I left a few white.
Once dry I added a layer of clear polyurethane to protect them.
I decided I didn’t like plain silver so I added a very light layer of gold with a paint brush to add some contrast.
I also decided not to leave any acorns white. So I made one twine & the others sparkly with Mod Podge & glitter (on Instagram later today).
Then to top all the acorns off I added twine to a few & pieces of pinecones to the others, along with a twig for the stem. I attached these to the easter egg with a hot glue gun & glue.
I also decided to brush the top of the pinecone acorns with a little bit of gold paint.
That’s it! Although it’s super simple I found the Fall Acorns with the pinecone pieces took the longest time.
I’m going to be placing my DIY Fall Acorns around our house in various locations to add a little more fall festivity to our home.
Be sure to check out my new DIY post for DIY Neutral Fall Acorns!
I’d love to see your DIY Fall Acorns!
Instagram your Domestically Blissful inspired recipes & DIY projects with the hashtag #DomesticallyBlissful & you might find your picture featured on DB’s Instagram!
With love, G
But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise;
God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong;
God chose what is low & despised in the world,
even things that are not,
to bring to nothing things that are,
so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.
1 Corinthians 1:27-29
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