Is there anything in nature quite as cute as an acorn? Okay, okay, baby animals sweep that category, I stand corrected. But, when it comes to the Autumn season, those roly-poly little seeds are at the top of my list. Seriously, they wear hats!
Acorns are the nut, or small seedling, of the mighty oak tree. I’ve learned that different varieties of oaks have different shapes and sizes of acorns. Acorns fall from the trees in the fall, along with leaves, and you can find literally piles of them if you come across a stand of oak trees. Their pleasing, rounded shape, interesting textures, and warm brown tones make them perfect subjects for fall craft projects. Take a look at this collection of acorn themed crafts I’ve found, and I think you’ll become a fan of the little nuts, too!
Dana of Made glued the acorns she found onto a wreath form, then found an endless variety of decorative options when she painted the acorns in various colors.
At Delia Creates, a crop of acorns became 3-D specimen art for perfect fall decor.
Buttons become darling little faux acorns on this birthday card at Simply Stamped. This craft would be another fun variation to use for specimen art, pillows, or even placecards.
Putting acorn hats on little felted balls may not be natural, but it is adorable! Betz White makes hers even more so with the addition of leaf shapes cut from old sweaters.
The possibilities for this paper-crafted acorn from A Lemon Squeezy Home are endless. Just imagine how cute it would be to line up several of these in a row, each made from different patterned paper? Too fun!
What’s your favorite free craft supply for Autumn projects? If you’ve made something recently out of stuff you found in nature, I’d love to hear about it!