DIY Felt Acorns | Guest Post

I'm thrilled to have Nancy from Owen's Olivia over to share her fun felt acorns with you guys today.  This super fun project caught my eye a few weeks ago when she shared it during our Friday Flair link party.  She has graciously agreed to share the tutorial with you guys today.  Thanks Nancy, you're fabulous!!

 


 

Hi Heather!  Thank you for having me as a guest today on your blog.  Today I am sharing with your readers how to make felt acorns.  If you are not interested in making felt acorns, you can use felt balls for different applications like jewelry or even rugs. 

I will teach you the skills to make simple felt balls.  Supplies Needed for Felt Acorns: Felt balls – either purchased through a craft store or online, or you can make your own Acorn caps with dirt and debris removed String -  I use embroidery thread Sewing or embroidery needle, a bigger size is better and easier to use, but any size will do Hot glue gun  Anything you want to use to decorate your caps, if you want to go that route If you make your own felt balls, you will need raw wool, which can be purchased at a specialty craft store or online, dish soap, and a large bowl of water.  Once you have these items, you can felt your own wool. Watch my video if you want to make your own felt balls.

If you want acorns without the thread, glue the cap to the ball.  Below are instructions for making ornaments.

Acorn Ornaments Thread about 12" of thread through your needle.  Triple knot the end.

Pierce the middle of the felt ball, and pull the needle through.

Place an acorn cap face up.  Pierce the cap using your needle.   I used a pair of scissors to help push the needle down.  Flip the cap over and push your needle through the cap.  Pull most of the thread through.

Leave a little room between the ball and cap for glue.  Place hot glue in the acorn cap.  Press the ball into the cap.  Cut thread near the needle and the excess thread at the end of the acorn.  Tie off the ends using a double or triple knot.

Sit back and admire your beautiful acorn.

 

Thanks Heather for letting me stop by your pad. It was a pleasure sharing this with you and your readers.


Come check out some of Nancy's other projects over at Owen's Olivia…

 

Painted Faux Ombre Chevron Curtains and Olivia's Snack Bags

I would love for you to head over to Craft Gossip to vote for my IZZE inspired hanging pendant light!  You could win a $50 Target gift card plus some IZZE swag just for voting!

 

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