DIY Acorn Decorations

by - Tuesday, November 06, 2018


Thanksgiving is only two weeks away, you guys! We were just celebrating Halloween last week and now we're already listening to Christmas music on Sirius XM {they have like 16 channels dedicated to Christmas, no joke} and watching Christmas movies on Freeform {I've seen Christmas with the Kranks multiple times already and it's November 6}.

I went to see Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms this weekend and I really enjoyed it! I know there are a lot of mixed reviews around the web, but I fully enjoyed the movie. I thought watching it was a really great way to get in the Christmas spirit and I definitely recommend going at some point within the next two months.

I'm all about celebrating Christmas early but I don't want to forget Thanksgiving! Honestly, how could I forget a holiday that's all about food? I have a fun DIY project that you can do in like 10 minutes to create super cute decor for your Thanksgiving table. I'm sure you'll get tons of compliments from your guests and they never have to know how simple these were to make.

All you'll need are acorn tops {which I found all over my yard and you could also find in parks or under trees around your town}, needle felting wool balls {they're firmer than pompoms and I've linked the ones in the photo below from Amazon}, a hot glue gun, and a little bowl of water.


Once you've got everything together, you can start by dipping one of the large round balls into the water bowl. After you've fully dipped it, shake the excess water off, and rub the ball between your palms to flatten it slightly and turn the shape from round to oblong, so it looks a little more like an acorn.


When you're happy with your shape, use your hot glue gun to attach an acorn top onto your felt ball. Voilà, you've got a colorful acorn you can use to decorate your Thanksgiving table! Repeat the process to make as many as you want — you can never have too many, I think you need a good amount to fill your table and also use to decorate other areas of your house!



You can also add cute, personalized place cards for your guests on your table. Everyone loves a personal touch and there are so many unique ways to label your seats on Pinterest. I added some simple place cards embellished with stickers to my table.

Along with your place cards, if you have lots of handmade acorns, you could offer one or two to each guest as a party favor. They can use them for their own decor in the coming years and these acorns will always remind them about the fun Thanksgiving you hosted in 2018.



Don't forget, you only have two weeks to prepare for Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, and Black Friday! The holidays are fast approaching. You can read this post from last November for 8 different ways to celebrate Friendsgiving over Thanksgiving break and let me know in the comments what your favorite thing about Thanksgiving is!

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