Fall is the perfect time to create diy acorns for table decor.
They’re not your typical Autumn decoration, but TOTALLY make you think of Fall.
These diy acorns are super easy to make and a great way to repurpose Easter eggs. I don’t know about you, but we have SO MANY Easter eggs! I swear they multiply every year.
To make these diy acorns I used canvas material and faux leather which give them a rustic feeling, but you can use any combination of fabrics you prefer.
When you’re done making them, they look super cute as part of your Fall decorations!!
Supplies for Acorns for Table Decor
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How to Make DIY Acorns for Table Decorations
Step 1: Cut and attached canvas material
You will need to cut a square of canvas material to cover your Easter egg. The size of the square will depend on the size of your egg.
To determine the square’s size, measure from the bottom to the top of your egg. Now double that measurement. This is the size square you will need to cut from your material.
To attach your material, you will place the bottom of the egg in the middle of the fabric. I found that adding a dot of hot glue to the bottom enabled the egg to stay in place and was easier to work with.
Now take one corner and hot glue it to the top of the egg. Then do the same with the opposite corner.
You have two open corners. Before gluing them to the top of the egg, make sure they’re centered so you have excess fabric on each site. Then glue them to the egg top too.
You should have four flaps of excess fabric.
Starting with one flap, cut off the flap so there’s a little excess fabric. You don’t want to cut too close to the egg, or the fabric won’t completely cover it.
Put a strip of hot glue on the egg where the flap opens and adhere the fabric. You might need to have one side slightly overlap the other. That’s okay.
Do this to the three other flaps.
You now have your acorn nut done.
Step 2: Cut faux leather for the acorn cap
To add the top to your acorn table decoration, start by cutting a circle out of your faux leather. Just look around your house for something round that you can use as your template.
I used a container that was 4-inches round for my template.
Then cut 1/2-inch wide rings from that circle. These will be the layers of your acorn cap.
Now make cuts in those rings. Don’t cut all the way through the ring, just about 3/4 of the way up. It will create a fringe look.
Do this to all of the rings.
Step 3: Create the acorn’s cap
To create the diy acorn decor’s cap, start with one of the fringed faux leather rings.
You will add the rings to the top 1/4 of the acorn.
Add a bead of hot glue to the top corner of the ring and attach it to the acorn. You don’t want to glue down the fringed area, just the section that wasn’t cut. That way the faux leather sticks up and doesn’t lay flat.
Add a little hot glue to the top edge of the ring and glue it onto the acorn, going around the top.
When the ring meets where you started, cut the ring and glue the end in place. Now do the same to create a second ring just above the first one.
Before you add your third and final ring, cut a small circle from your faux leather and glue it to the top of the acorn.
Then add the final rings to the top of the acorn. The final ring should cover any remaining fabric, and go around the small circle.
You’ve just completed your diy acorns for table decor. Now have fun using it on your table, or around your house.
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