Thursday, September 9, 2010

Acorn Wreath

I have been waiting for labor day to be over, just so I could make this wreath. Sadly, what I had dreamed did not come to pass, but I still really like it.

Ever since we went to a park near my mother in laws, and I saw millions of acorns, I knew I needed to make an acorn wreath. I had little helpers, Brady and my nephew, to help me collect tons of acorns. I tried to collect just the tops, but my little helpers got me all kinds.
Once I got the acorns home, I sorted them and I got all of my supplies together. Ignore the paint, and white ribbon, and add spray paint, and a different kind of ribbon. Have I mentioned how much I love those dollar store wreath forms?
I glued the tops of the acorns to the wreath. I tried to be systematic, but I ended up just trying to cover the wreath.
Originally, I wanted to have a natural acorn color wreath, but the hot glue showed through and I could not stand it.
See all the glue? I had to paint it. I choose to spray paint it brown.
I added the bow, and I think it works well. Someone, who shall remain nameless, thought it looked like poo-poo. I think it would look amazing if our door was a different, lighter color. Do you think it is too drastic to paint my door a different color to accommodate my wreath? I think maybe so!
I am happy how it turned out, and I hope you like it!
I have more fall crafts coming soon, check back!

Also I am trying out my first time to join link parties, I could spend hours on the things other creative people link up. The ones I am linking to are below. Be sure to look at all the wonderful ideas. Should be fun! Here goes nothing!

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  1. Oooh. Love the texture the tops create on the wreath. I like the tonal colors of the two browns (door and wreath). But if you get bored with it, just spray paint the wreath another color. White or a soft orange could be pretty, too.

  2. oh, I love it! We have a ton of acorns, too...hmmmm...maybe I'll be making one soon!

  3. I love this! So simple and classic. Great job!

  4. Love it! Going to have to go on a acorn hunt!

  5. This is one of the cutest fall wreaths I have seen. I just had to hop over here from Tater Tots and Jello to let you know I loved it! Lisa~

  6. Thanks Guys! Link parties are FUN! Love your comments, they made my day!

  7. Super Cute! Love the idea and love it painted brown!

  8. Love the wreath!

    I hope you don't mind. I linked your post to my Porch and Garden Party at

  9. This is really creative and I love that you are using "found" objects to make it. I have so many acorns, I may have to give it a try! I could see it painted bronze too...

  10. I love it! Which Dollar Store did you find the wreath forms at?

  11. Denise I don't mind at all.
    Jamie I like the bronze idea.
    gracieluv dollar tree has wreath forms, and all other kinds of cheap crafts!

  12. love this acorn wreath :) come on over and link up to MMM!

  13. OMG - I ♥ this wreath! What a great idea! I collected bag and bags of acorns last year for a craft project! I think I just found a project for them! Thanks for sharing!! ;)

  14. I am SOO going to be making one of these dolls up! Thank you so much for the idea! So Creative!!! :) I'm happy to be your newest follower of your delightful blog and I'd love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! I'd also like to invite you to link your sweet creations up at my link party each Friday! Hope to see you there!!
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~


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