I’ve got an easy DIY project for you today that’s perfect for Fall! Felted wool acorns! Aren’t they cute??
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The inspiration for this project came from these velvet acorns that are made by Hot Skwash, pictured below.
Like velvet pumpkins, velvet acorns don’t come cheap!
So, my Mom and I had the idea to make our own! We didn’t have velvet laying around, but we did find some wool felt balls at a local fabric store.
We thought, wouldn’t those little wool felt balls work perfectly as little acorns? So, we bought some acorn “hats” off of etsy.
The project is very easy: use a glue gun and glue the felted wool ball to the acorn hat. The acorn hats are from real acorns.
In real life, the seed of the acorn detaches from its little hat after it hits the ground. You can find acorn hats everywhere. DONE!
See? Instantly you have the same look for less!! I love the fun colors. I think the colors of the velvet ones do look a little richer, but I think this looks pretty good and it cost a fraction of the price!
While writing this post, I searched for wool felted acorn on Etsy… turns out a lot of people make them. But they sell for about $2 each per acorn! WOW!! The velvet acorns go for more… approx $5 each!
Let’s look at the cost of making your own: the felted wool balls go for $10 for 50 balls. The acorn hats are $2 for 25… so you could have 50 homemade acorns for $14… the price of 6 premade wool acorns off of Etsy OR two velvet acorns. I think I’ll take mine, thank you! Plus, it didn’t take that long to make!
Hmm, maybe I need to make more and sell them… oh wait. I already have a full time job. Never mind.
UPDATE 10-12-15 3PM:
I was just at Home Goods earlier today and saw they started putting Christmas decorations up. I found this felted wool holiday garland which would work really well to make acorns. They also had a very colorful multi-color strand too. You could easily take it apart the garland and make little acorns from it. The strand has approximately 100 felted wool balls on it for $13, the best deal yet!!
Also, for lunch yesterday we were eating outside under an oak tree and while waiting for our food I also picked up some more acorn hats, this time, for free!
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