Holiday Crafts

Published on November 18th, 2009 | by Becky Striepe


Handmade Holidays: Felted Acorn Ornaments

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

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

6 Responses to Handmade Holidays: Felted Acorn Ornaments

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  2. I love these! Perfect ornaments for a tree.

  3. Perry Peck says:

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

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  5. janel says:

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

  6. neli says:

    I love them!!!!

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