Wooden Acorn Garland Tutorial for Fall Decorating

Wooden Acorn Garland Tutorial for Fall Decorating

Fall. That time of year when the world changes from greens and pastels to rich, earthy tones of gold, orange, red, and brown. Today on Wee Folk Art we are sharing a DIY for creating a beautiful Wooden Acorn Garland that will help you bring those gorgeous colors indoors!

wooden acorn garland

Sometimes projects are big and complication and can take days, weeks or months to finish. Sometimes, they are simple and require nothing more than a couple of hours while listening to your favorite tunes. Today’s project, this Wooden Acorn Garland, is one of the fast projects but with grand results! Once you get started, you’ll find you are draping Wooden Acorn Garlands everywhere!

Materials and Supplies for Wooden Acorn Garland

  • wooden acorns 1 3/8″ tall (I got mine from Casey’s Wood Products) NOTE: You can use real acorns for this project, but for a long lasting project that doesn’t attract mice, I prefer the wooden ones 🙂
  • thin twine
  • paint (soy, acrylic or water colors)
  • paint brushes
  • drill
  • hot glue gun (optional)

Directions for Wooden Acorn Garland

Gather supplies together. I use wooden acorns for many projects so I always have lots on hand!

wooden acorn garland

Paint wooden acorns. I always start by mixing together colors until I get the right blend. As I am using this for fall decorating, I took certain artistic liberties in making my color choices!

wooden acorn garland

Drill holes into the painted wooden acorns large enough for you twine to slide through easily.

wooden acorn garland

Optional: If you do not have the means to drill holes in the wooden acorns, you can hot glue them to the twine. It’s a little tricky but after a while I got the hang of it. I added a glob of the hot glue to the top of the cap and glued it to the twine. I glued them 2″ apart. I did have to re-glue a couple of them when I went to hang them, so, if possible, I highly recommend drilling!

wooden acorn garland

To string your wooden acorn garland, begin by cutting a piece of twine to fit the space. Leave and extra 10″ at either  side of the garland for tying your garland in place. Make sure to leave the twine long enough so the garland can swag. You will be adding acorns every 2″. Slide the first acorn on the twine. Make sure to leave a 10″ tail.

wooden acorn garland

Tie a knot on either side of the acorn close to the cap.

wooden acorn garland

Measure 2″ from the last knot and slide the next acorn on.

wooden acorn garland

wooden acorn garland

Continue adding acorns in this manner until you achieve the desired length.

wooden acorn garland

Hang your garland. I was able to tape mine to my cupboard. You can let it hang loose…

wooden acorn garland

Or you can choose to swag it in the middle.

wooden acorn garland

The finished results are lovely and perfect for autumn decorating!

Kimara

4 Comments

  1. This looks cute I think I will do it with my children…even at 3 and 5 they can string them!

  2. Kimara
    Author

    Obviously the hardest part is drilling the holes, but the rest of the project is very child friendly. When my husband drilled the holes he drilled a big hole in another board deep enough to slide the acorn into while leaving the cap exposed. He them placed another board under the cap so when he drilled through the cap, he would drill a bit into the piece of wood underneath. This really kept the acorn secure and fingers away for the drill bit.

    It you make them, we hope you have lots of fun 🙂

    ~Kimara~

  3. This is such a sweet garland. Can I just add that I really admire your cabinet? 🙂 Is it pine?

  4. Kimara
    Author

    Thank you so much, Martha. Yes, the hutch is pine. It belonged to my parents. The last time my parents moved into a home, there was no room for it. I gladly accepted it! A couple times a year I rub down the whole cabinet with a beeswax mixture. The feel of the wood under my hands gives me so much pleasure! You can see a better photo of the hutch here. http://weefolkart.com/harvest-hutch/ ~Kimara~

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