October 13, 2010

Acorn Wreath

This weekend my munchkins and I went over to my mom and dad's for some much needed bonding time.  My dad put the kiddos to work in the garden,
 well sort of,
 their job was to pick up as many acorns as they can,
 (to keep the squirrels from planting them in my dad's garden)
So, what to do with all those acorns?
Errr, the only thing I came up with was to make a wreath
Wreaths forms are kinda pricey, so I bought a Styrofoam one, and...
Sliced it in two,
(hey, I know I"m cheap)
I had some scrap muslin,
and I covered the form.
With that done, I started popping the tops off all the acorns!
(it took a while)
I put a little dab of hot glue to the top, and placed it on the wreath
(pretty easy, though it took a little bit of time)
Finally done!
I found some old ribbon, and hot glued it to the back
Looks nice huh?
Its going to my mother...
cuz I love her....very much
Don't you think a square one would be great?
I wonder if I can find a form for that..maybe a frame.

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  1. That is seriously clever to cut the wreath in two. I'd have done the same thing if I could have thought of it. Great wreath! Stopping by from Tatertots and Jello.

  2. I have so many acorns in my driveway right now and I will put this on my to-do list. I never thought about cutting the wreath in half. Clever!

  3. This is so pretty. I want one!

  4. I love wreaths...No, I mean it. I LOOOOVE wreaths. this one is soo cute. This would be so great for my christmas to-do list.

    thanks for sharing!


  5. I saw this on tatertots and I LOVE it!!!

  6. oh this is such a cute idea!!

    Come link up sometime to Handmade Tuesdays! It is a new linky I started with a tutorial :) www.ladybug-blessings.com

  7. That rocks! I bet it took a ton of time and glue and is quite heavy. I made an acorn wreath last year and it was heavy!

  8. Found you on Tatortots and Jello..I went shopping for wreath this weekend but didn't want to shell the money..will be heading to the dollar store tomorrow to pick me up my supplies..GREAT JOB!

  9. Never thought of using acorns! This looks fantastic - I love the simplicity! Fantastic idea! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  10. This is so very clever and it looks great! Time for my grandkids to collect acorns, I'm thinking. Cutting the wreath form in half is so something I would do, it made me laugh!

  11. So simple and sweet. I love how it turned out. Your mom is a lucky lady!

  12. I think it turned out a great! And what a great way to be resourceful....I think it was an awesome idea to cut to form in half!

  13. Your wreath turned out beautiful! It makes me wish I had a yard with acorns I could repurpose. And that is some serious genius cutting the wreath in two!

  14. Very pretty, looks like alot of work, but well worth it.

  15. Jillian, This is such a neat wreath! We have been stubmling across acorns for the past couple weeks in our woods - I may just have to gather them up now =) I featured this today. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks so much for linking to The Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it. Hope you enjoy your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  16. really darling! and great idea slicing the wreath in half!

  17. So happy you linked up at A Crafty Soiree! I'm sorry I'm a bit tardy in making all my visits. I was out late last night and we had a terrible rain storm when I got home. Not good weather for using the computer!

    I have giant bucket of acorns too. My daughter loves picking them up off the ground. I could totally make one of those wreaths too:) Did you pretreat the acorns in any way to clean them first? Thanks for sharing and I hope you'll join us for the newest one, it started today.


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