Friday, August 7, 2015

Glittered Acorns

Hey everyone! 
 Fall is nearly upon us, so it's time to get started on some autumn crafts!
Today, we're going to be making some really cute glittered acorns.

Wooden eggs
Paint brush for decoupage (not pictured)
Hot Glue Gun


Let's get started!  First, you are going to decoupage the top two thirds of the egg.  Then, sprinkle on the glitter of your choice.  It's easier to do this over a piece of paper so that you can use the paper to pour the excess glitter back into its container. 

After letting the egg dry for about half and hour, decoupage the last third of the egg.  Make the end of the twine face upward, wrap the first row of twine around and tighten over the end. This is so the end will stay hidden and will also prevent the twine from unraveling. Continue wrapping until you reach the top of the egg. 

Leave about 1 1/2 inches of twine and cut.  In the center of your twine "curlicue", put a dab of hot glue and make a loop with the remainder of the twine.

 Stick the end into the hot glue and let cool.


Of course, it's always great try out with different colors of glitter and twine!  A few embellishments like rhinestones would look fantastic too.
These are great to hang from garlands, trees, or even just as fillers for a centerpiece.  
Have fun experimenting!

Erika @ PC

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