Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Do It Yourself: Painted Acorns

How to Paint Acorns for Fall Decor

I was looking for an easy pretty decor to use on my buffet table. I liked all the fall things I had out but I wanted something else that was fall looking but brought some colors of my living room in as well! This project is great for kids or if you have a few hours while watching TV or waiting for something to bake :)

Items Needed:
  • Whole acorns from outside
  • Acrylic paint in the colors you want
  • Paint brushes
  • Vase to display acorns

  1. Separate acorns into even numbers depending on amount of colors you want.
  2. Start painting with one color. If you have whole acorns you can hold them by the stem while painting. Make sure to let dry before painting second coat or part you were holding.
  3. Let first color dry and start on second. 
  4. Continue until all acorns are painted to your liking.
  5. Place in colored layers in pretty jar or mix together for a fun fall combination!
Remember, if every single part of your acorns aren't painted you won't be able to tell in a big jar of them!

Great and practically free way to have some fall on your table! I added a candle on top of mine for some warm ambiance! If you have a tall vase a quick trick is to put a paper roll tube in the middle and fill acorns around the sides of it. It take less acorns to fill and you still get the desired effect!

Stay Crafty!


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