#NUO2013 Painted Acorn Ornaments

Acorns, they’re so little they get lost on most Christmas trees but I still love them! There are so many different ways to create ornaments with them but I chose what I thought would be the easiest. In the end, it wasn’t extremely hard, BUT, it wasn’t as foolproof as I’d hoped it would be! 

  • Acorns with their caps
  • paint
  • glue
  • upholstery needle
  • baker’s twine

We started off by wiping clean all of our nuts and popping their tops off.

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Then things got messy as we attempted to paint them. Essie chose to paint hers yellow and silver, I stuck with good ole white.

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It took a few layers before we got them as covered as we wanted.

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Next up I used the upholstery needle to run the baker’s twine through the cap. It was kind of hard, just be careful and patient.

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The I put a bit of plain school glue in the cap, replaced the nut, and let them dry.

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They are painfully little but I have a couple of miniature trees they will work perfectly on!

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Remember to come back by tonight for the daily NUO2013 wrap-up!


  1. Great project !!

    I would love you to come and share @ Craft, Create & Inspire linky party !!!

    Look forward to seeing you there :)


    Claire x


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