It’s another easy craft idea for your fall décor – DIY Yarn & Burlap Acorns. I used a variegated yarn in warm fall colors to make the Yarn & Burlap Acorns, and they are sure to add a cozy touch to your fall décor. My daughter helped with these, so this is a fall craft that older kids might enjoy, too. If the cooler weather has you in a nesting mode, try making a few Yarn Acorns for a pretty (and easy) fall display. (Check out the Fabric Yo-Yo Acorns, too.)
I love this variegated yarn. I used the same skein for the pair of Yarn & Burlap Acorns, but the variegated pattern makes each one unique. If you followed the Fabric Yo-Yo Acorns I shared earlier this week, you’ll see that many of the steps are similar. These acorns are smaller, but you can always use a larger ball and egg of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam and make your Yarn & Burlap Acorns a little bigger.
To make a Yarn & Burlap Acorn, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 3” ball and 3-13/16” egg
- Variegated yarn
- Burlap, ¼ yd. (for the acorn cap)
- Twig, about 3” long
- Silk oak leaf
- Low-temp glue gun
- Tools needed: Scissors; serrated knife; teaspoon; straight pins
To make a Yarn & Burlap Acorn:
1. Slice your ball so that you have two slightly unequal halves, or about 2/5 and 3/5. You’ll use the larger half for the acorn cap.
2. Slice off about 1/5 from the narrow end of the egg.
3. Using the teaspoon, scoop out the middle from the half ball. This will accommodate the extra burlap.
3. Cut a square of burlap to fit around the half ball. Smooth the burlap over the rounded side of the half ball, and pin and glue the fabric to the flat side of the ball, and into the depression you carved out.
4. Pin and glue one end of your yarn to the narrow end of the egg. Start winding your yarn around the egg, pinning and gluing as you go. If you miss a spot, or want thicker coverage, you can always wind again over the bare spots. Continue wrapping the egg till it’s covered. Pin and glue the other end to the egg.
5. Glue the acorn cap onto the egg.
6. Cut a tiny slit into the top of the acorn cap. Insert and glue a twig stem into the acorn cap. Glue a silk oak leaf next to the stem.
You know how one idea leads to another? It all started with those vintage yo-yos, and then I found this pretty, variegated yarn. Well, I had one more creative brainstorm and I have another fall acorn craft to share tomorrow. Here’s a sneak peek – you know what it’s going to be, right?
Is it sweater weather where you are?