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.
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.)
To make Sparkling, Needle-Felted Acorns:
- 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.
- 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.
- Dry brush the twine tops with paint. Let dry.
- Brush glue onto the acorn cap, and sprinkle with silver glitter.
- 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.
- 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.
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.