Fall is the perfect time for making lots of acorn crafts. For this project, I needed acorns much larger than the itty bitty acorns I had collected. I dug through my craft stash and found foam eggs I had purchased at Dollar Tree last Easter. By combining the foam eggs with twine, also from Dollar Tree, I was able to make “acorns” that were just the right size for my project! If you’re not a craft supply hoarder like me, you should be able to find oval foam and paper mache eggs at your local craft store.
This post first appeared at Dollar Store Crafts, where I am a contributor.
- Foam eggs
- Chalkboard paint
- Glue gun
Step one: Paint the foam eggs with the black chalkboard paint. I used Americana Chalkboard paint and only needed two applications for full coverage. Stick a toothpick or skewer in one end of the egg to make it easier to paint.
Step two: Glue twine to the larger end of the egg, and begin wrapping the twine around the top of the “acorn”. I like mine to have a more haphazard, messy look, but you could make a neat coil if you prefer that.
Prepare the freshly painted chalk surface by gently rubbing a piece of chalk on it and wiping it off. Now your “acorn” is ready to be embellished with a name, monogram, or anything else you feel like drawing!
A fun twist and a new tradition for your Thanksgiving could be to ask each person at the table to write one thing they are thankful for on the acorn, and place it in a bowl, or hang it on a twig tree. Then you’ll have a pretty, personalized centerpiece that will remind everyone of all the wonderful things you have in your life! Have fun crafting and creating for Thanksgiving!