Five Must-Try Acorn Crafts for the Autumn

felted wool acornsThey’re beautiful, they’re natural, and they’re free!

Acorns are terrifically fun to find when you’re out hiking, and they also make terrific craft supplies, amenable to a variety of methods, a component of a nearly infinite number of projects.

Crafting with acorns is also special because you’ll always know that you collected them yourself–who would pay money for acorns!?!–and I bet that if you’re anything like me, whenever you look at the projects that you created with them, you’ll think back to your happiest autumn memories from that year.

Check out these five projects to get you started:

needle-felted acornsMy girls and I have been working all month on wet-felted acorns (more on that later!), but these needle-felted acorns, posted by Becky Striepe on CAGW almost two years ago, are still popular, and for good reason: they keep that warm felt vibe while looking pretty realistically like acorns, and they’re an accessible entry into needle-felting.

[Creative Commons image by greentea, used with attribution]

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Written by Julie Finn

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now.

Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life, and my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties.

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