Last Friday, we showed you how to throw a fun and easy craft party, and this week we’re back with a tutorial for the acorn garland we made that night. This acorn garland is perfect for Thanksgiving decorating, and so simple you can even make them with your children.
- Acorns and caps, separated. Acorns should be baked in a 200 degree oven for three to four hours so they are sterile.
- Bakers twine
- Paint and painbrushes
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- Paper for covering your table
Here’s how to do it . . .
- First, select acorns and caps that match. (For instance, a large acorn should be matched with a large cap.)
- Paint your acorns, one side at a time, until they are dry and can be flipped. It may take a few coats of paint, especially if you’re using metallic paints.
- After your acorns are dry, add a generous dot of glue into the inside of the cap.
- Thread the bakers twine between the cap and acorn, and press down firmly until all three pieces are secure.
- Repeat until you have reached your desired length.
- Hang and enjoy!
We suggest trying them hung over your fireplace or framing doorways.
Another idea? Use one acorn and bakers twine to tie together a napkin for a Thanksgiving placesetting.
Do you have any Thanksgiving crafts planned? Share your ideas in the comments!