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.
I’d love to see your DIY Fall Acorns!
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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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