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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Easy Twine Wrapped Acorns



A couple of weeks ago I got the idea that I needed to clean my closet out a bit - a job I was not too interested in (not fun) nor enthusiastic about.  As I was rummaging through some of the drawers I came upon a partial bag of paper mache eggs left over from a project I had done a couple of years ago.  I set them aside and kept digging and found a few other supplies that gave me an idea to make with them. So I got busy and before long - I had some twine wrapped acorns for my Fall baskets.


Vintage, Paint and more... easy acorns made with paper mache eggs, twine and pine cones to use in your fall decor


Aren't they the cutest and so much more fun to make than clean out a closet. (Something I put on the back burner for another day.)  I fell in love with their rustic quality and think I may just have to make a few more.  They're very easy and take very little time as you will see.

        Easy Twine Wrapped  Acorns


To start with you will need:


  • A paper mache "egg" form.
  • Some twine
  • Glue gun and glue
  • Pair of scissors
  • A couple of  medium size pine cones




Vintage, Paint and more... supplies used to make easy twine wrapped acorns

Start at one end of the egg and begin wrapping it with the twine - gluing as needed to attach it.   Glue the twine about 2/3 of the way up the egg - leaving the last third undone.  It will look like the one below.

Vintage, Paint and more... twine wrapping done on a paper mache egg to make fall acorns

Next, you will need the pine cones.  The ones below are some I've had for quite a while.  They are fairly light in color because I had bleached them some years ago.  You do not need to that though - just use the ones you have.


Vintage, Paint and more... pinecones used to make twine wrapped acorns

You'll need to break off each individual seed from the middle cone part.  Mine were quite dry and somewhat brittle so I was able to just basically peel them off - one at a time.  If yours are not easy to peel off a pair of wire cutters or small garden shears will do the work easily.  Be careful as some of them have some sharp little points on them. (Don't ask me how I know.)


Vintage, Paint and more... breaking the seeds off the pine cone to use for the twine wrapped acorns

After you have a bit pulled off begin gluing them on one by one starting just above the line of the twine.  Go completely around the egg.  It should look something like the one below.


Vintage, Paint and more... gluing the seeds of the pine cone on the twine wrapped egg to make the acorn cap

Continue to glue them around the egg in rows until you reach the very top.  

Vintage, Paint and more... gluing the seeds around the top of the paper mache egg to make the cap of the twine wrapped acorn


Vintage, Paint and more... twine wrapped paper mache eggs make acorns with pine cone seed caps

When you're done they should look something like the ones above.


Vintage, Paint and more... basket filled with fabric pumpkins, twine wrapped acorns, ceramic pumpkin and dollar store pumpkins for a fall vignette

I placed mine in a basket on my entry table with some of the little Fabric Pumpkins I made and shared with you last week. I also have a ceramic blue pumpkin I did an upcycle on a couple years ago.  You can read about it here.  It's quite a drastic change from the original.

Vintage, Paint and more... a fabric pumpkin and twine wrapped acorn with a pine cone cap

Both the fabric pumpkins and the twine wrapped acorns are quick and easy projects that take supplies you probably have lying around your house.  So simple but make such a great addition to your Fall decor whether it be neutral or traditional, modern or rustic. They fit into any decor.

What have you been up to this week?  I love to hear from you so tell me about it in the comments below.



Vintage, Paint and more... twine wrapped paper mache eggs with pine cone caps make acorns for rustic fall decor



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43 comments:

  1. These are so great! Such an easy project but they look like you bought them in a fancy shmancy store. Thanks for sharing them on Share Your Style.

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    1. Thank you so much - they are definitely very simple to make.

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  2. I love this simple fall project sometimes I do not have a lot of time but this will not take a lot of time either
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    1. Thank you Angie - I hope you get to make some of your own - I think you'll find they do go quite quickly. Would be glad to visit your blog.

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  3. Clever idea and so cute. Thanks for sharing at our link party. Pinned!

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    1. Thank you Stephanie and thank you for pinning it.

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  4. Cathy these are terrific. Thank you for sharing at TFT pinned and featured on facebook and google+ xo

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  5. I love these. This is a wonderful project.

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  6. Cathy, I love these! Thanks for sharing @Vintage Charm--pinned!

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  7. Oh, this is super creative. I love how they turned out. Looks so good. We love a good chicken salad. Need to try this one soon. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight Party @DearCreatives Sharing

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  8. These are gorgeous I love how they turned out

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  9. These acorns are so cute! Love this super fun Fall craft idea. Thank you for linking up with us at the #HomeMattersParty this week.

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  10. These are gorgeous. To me fall is all about texture and these acorns have interest and texture to spare. Love them. Pinning.

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    1. Thank you Leanna. I agree texture is what it's all about.

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  11. These are beautiful Cathy! I love them! Wonder where I can get one of those eggs? Not many pinecones around here either, come to think of it. Going to have to find a pine thicket somewhere, but great idea!

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    1. Thank you. I bought my eggs at Michael's but, I think you could probably find them in any craft store.

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  12. What a fun, and creative craft! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. I would love to share this on your FB page - thanks for the invite.

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  13. Love this! Thanks for sharing with us at the To Grandma's house we go link party - I'll be featuring you tomorrow morning when the new party starts!

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    1. Thank you Taralynn and thank you so much for the feature.

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  14. I love these pretty acorns you crafted and made. Thanks for sharing your talent at C&C with J&J!
    Enjoy the week.
    Julie

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    1. Thank you so much Julie and thank you for hosting each week.

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  15. Such a cute idea Cathy! Love the textures of the twine and pinecones. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thank you, Jann - I think the texture is what I love about them.

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  16. Your acorns look so pretty, Cathy. I love the look of the twine. Thanks for sharing your fall decor ideas with us at Snickerdoodle. Pinning.

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    1. Thank you Beverly. Twine is my favorite medium to use these days. Thank you for hosting each week and for pinning this.

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  17. Cathy, this is the cutest craft project I've seen this fall! What a great idea!! I've pinned this to my Autumn board.

    Thank you for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I'm featuring you this week!

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    1. Thank you so much, Richella and thank you for the feature and for pinning it.

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  18. Adorable acorns. I've got to try these. Pinning

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    1. Thank you so much and thank you for pinning it.

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  19. I am featuring you twine acorns at Snickerdoodle this week.

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    1. Thank you so much and thank you for hosting each week.

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  20. Those are so cute! I love pine cone decor in the fall. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

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    1. Thank you, leslie. Pine cone decor is one of my favorite also.

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  21. Congrats Cathy! Your post is Featured at the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty. See here: http://grammysgrid.com/wednesday-aim-link-party-26/

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  22. This beautiful post is a CREATIVE feature on the October You're the STAR blog hop: http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/2017/10/youre-star-week2-creative-october-2017.html
    Thanks
    Angie

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