Holiday Crafts

Published on November 18th, 2009 | by Becky Striepe

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Handmade Holidays: Felted Acorn Ornaments

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The weather is getting colder, and we have a handmade holiday on our minds! Handmade gifts have heart, are better for the environment, and, if you opt to buy, it supports independent artists!

If you want to have a totally handmade holiday, now is the time to get started. Over the next couple of months, we’ll be posting about recycled gifts and giftwrap you can make yourself and great handmade finds for sale!

I just love ornaments! Not only do they look lovely on the tree, they make great little stocking stuffers. In this video, Kim Buchheit of Wildly Wooly shows us how to make acorn ornaments out of felted wool and real acorn caps! You could also use them as pendants, like in the photo above, by just stringing them onto a cord or some hemp and adding a simple clasp.

I wonder if you could use this process with scraps from old sweaters to make it a fully recycled project! If you have your heart set on using wool roving, though, you might look into an organic variety like the organic wool roving from Full Belly Farm.

Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by greentea

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About the Author

Hi there! I'm Becky Striepe, a green crafter and vegan foodie living in Atlanta, Georgia with my husband and two cats. My mission is to make eco-friendly crafts and vegan food accessible to anyone who wants to give them a go. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .



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  • http://getstarted.nexyoo.me/ Kirsten@Nexyoo

    I love these! Perfect ornaments for a tree.

  • http://www.apronstore.com Perry Peck

    How cool handmade gifts that are good for the Earth and good for the soul. Love it…

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  • janel

    Thank you for your instructional video. You’re very creative. I like fellow artists who are willing to share knowledge.
    God bless!

  • http://nelireko.blogspot.com neli

    Amazing!!!!
    I love them!!!!

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