A beautiful ornament to DIY: Sparkling, Needle-Felted Acorns

It’s always a good day when Rebekah Meier shares her designs with us, and today Rebekah shares her Sparkling, Needle-Felted Acorns. (Did you see her Sweet, Felted Snowmen last week?) How many ways could you display these Sparkling, Needle-Felted Acorns? Tie them on a package, hang them from a chandelier, drape them on the Christmas tree, or simply give them as a gift.

DIY soft & sparkling Felted Acorn Ornaments on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Sparkling, Felted Acorn Ornaments by Rebekah Meier.

To make Sparkling, Needle-Felted Acorns, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: four, 2” eggs
  • Wool roving in cream
  • Jute twine
  • Acrylic craft paint in cream
  • Glitter in silver
  • Glitter spray (optional)
  • Satin ribbon, ¼” wide
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Tools needed: Scissors; needle felting needle*; foam brush

*Note: Felting needles are extremely sharp; use caution at all times. The higher the needle number, the finer the needle and the smaller the hole left in project.

(Several readers have asked where to buy felting needles. Rebekah uses felting tools from Clover USA. If you can’t find these tools in your local craft or needlework store, you can purchase them online from Clover or other sellers.)

DIY Sparkling, Needle Felted Acorn Ornaments on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Drape these on a tree, hang them from a chandelier, tie them on a package, or . . . ??

To make Sparkling, Needle-Felted Acorns:

  1. Make the acorn cap:
  • Tie a 3/4” loop at the end of the jute twine. Cut off the short tail.
  • Pin the knot to the center of the wide end of the egg. Do not pin down the loop, as you’ll thread the hanging ribbon through it.
  • Wind the jute around the egg, gluing it in place as you go.
  • If needed, add a few pins to help hold the jute in place while the glue dries.
  • Wrap about 1/3 of the egg with jute.
  1. Make the felted nut:
  • Place a small, wispy piece of roving onto the uncovered portion of the egg.
  • Insert the needle through the roving and into the foam egg, repeating this motion until the roving is attached to the egg.
  • Continue felting small pieces of roving in place until the egg is covered.
  1. Dry brush the twine tops with paint. Let dry.
  1. Brush glue onto the acorn cap, and sprinkle with silver glitter.
  1. Thread a ribbon through the loop at the top of the acorn and tie. If you’d like, tie another acorn onto the other end.
  1. Optional: For more sparkle, lightly spray with glitter.

Looking for more ideas? You might want to check out this little round up of needle- felted ornaments I shared a while back.

Felting is easier than it looks, and this shortcut requires just you just wool roving, a felting needle, and Styrofoam brand foam. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Now, it’s time for another Stocking Stuffer Giveaway! Last week and this week, I’m giving away a fun little assortment of crafty goodies with each new post. Readers who comment on the prior post are automatically entered in the next Stocking Stuffer Giveaway. Today’s Stocking Stuffer Giveaway winner is Jennifer Guadagno.  Please contact me, Jennifer, so I can arrange for your prize package!

There is one more Stocking Stuffer Giveaway, and I’ll announce the last winner on Friday. To enter, be sure to leave a comment about today’s post. Tell me if your tree is up and decorated yet.

Happy crafting!

Sharon

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17 Responses to A beautiful ornament to DIY: Sparkling, Needle-Felted Acorns

  1. Nancy D says:

    I’m a huge Rebekah fan and really wanted to get some of these great felting crafts done. Unfortunately it’s not been a good winter so far and I’m down for the second time with some kind of virus! This one has taken my voice away, not sure if my family thinks that’s all bad…ha! I do have a small tree up and have some decorations up too. Time is just going too fast!

    • Sharon says:

      I am so sorry to hear that you’re under the weather, and I hope you’re feeling better soon! Don’t overdue it and get plenty of rest right now. Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday. Sharon

  2. Kathryn Restoff says:

    The tree is up and lit every night. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

  3. CraftyB says:

    Soft with sparkle, a holiday classic! These would be beautiful on our tree!

  4. LisaN6 says:

    This is craft I want to try.
    Our tree is up and partly decorated. Need to add a few more decorations.

  5. I am really loving these felted projects!! The more I see of them the more I think about ignoring hubby’s ban on sharp things so that I can give these a try! I don’t know that my fingers will thank me but maybe Santa can bring me some supplies to try!
    The Topiaries, Snowball Ornaments and Acorns are simply magical looking!!
    No tree here yet but son and his thing are going to get one this weekend. First real tree in years. Not sure if I am excited or not. LOL
    Thank you for inspiring me and I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season! See you next post!

    • Sharon says:

      😉 I’ll never tell, Barb! I think you’d really enjoy it . . . We’re on the same schedule, and we plan to look for a tree this weekend, too. Thank you, and I hope you’re having a wonderful season as well! Sharon

  6. These are DARLING! I love it! Thank you for sharing 🙂

    Smitha

  7. annehaun says:

    Such a pretty ornament – love all you projects.

  8. Katiria says:

    Congratulations Jennifer!

  9. Connie Cain says:

    Tree is up and decorated. I put on candy canes and am on my 3rd box already, as the kids and grandkids keep eating them off the tree. 🙂 Merry Christmas.
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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