Easy fall décor: How to make a Yarn & Burlap Acorn

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.)

So pretty for fall, and easy to make, too. CraftsnCoffee.com.

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.

Materials needed to make Yarn & Burlap Acorns. They are so pretty! See the tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Here’s what you’ll need to make the Yarn & Burlap Acorns. The yarn on the right was too pink, and in the end, I wrapped both of my acorns with the yarn on the left.

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.

How to slice a ball of STYROFOAM Brand Foam in half. CraftsnCoffee.com

You’ll cut the ball into uneven halves, about 2/5 and 3/5. 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.

How to carve out a ball of STYROFOAM Brand Foam. CraftsnCoffee.com

Scoop out the acorn cap, making room for the fabrics.

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.

Yarn & Burlap Acorns are perfect for fall, and easy to DIY, too. Tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com.

The yarn makes these a cozy, fall display.

Sneak peek over on CraftsnCoffee.com.

I’ll show you more tomorrow!

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?

Happy crafting.

Sharon

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14 Responses to Easy fall décor: How to make a Yarn & Burlap Acorn

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  5. Cute! I’ve pinned this and will share on FB tomorrow!

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  8. LisaM6 says:

    What great colors are really simple to follow. My favorite time of the year. Will have to check my yarn stash now. 🙂

    • Sharon says:

      Yep, very easy. You can almost make one without the tutorial, yes? I hope you have a chance to try it out, and let me know how it goes. Thanks for stopping in, Lisa. Sharon

  9. Love the rich colors and just might have to get some of that yarn! It is gorgeous!! TFS!

  10. Sar Tann says:

    These are so pretty and have a lot of warmth to them, love them. 🙂

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