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15 Acorn craft ideas

Elaina is a Phoenix-based freelance writer, blogger and co-founder of the Kidlee baby book app. Check out her blog, Fun Finds For Mom, for product reviews, recipes and fun activities for moms and kids.

Acorn crafts from the ground up

Find inspiration in nature and try one of these acorn-inspired crafts. You know what they say, "Mighty oaks (or in this case, mighty crafts) from little acorns grow."
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Acorn toadstools

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Photo credit: Twig and Toadstool

Turn a humble acorn into a cheery red and white toadstool with a little craft paint and some glue.

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Chalkboard acorns

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These jumbo chalkboard acorns are made from twine-wrapped wooden eggs painted with chalkboard paint.

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Expert tip:

Before using acorns for craft projects, first soak them and then bake them on a low setting for an hour to dry them and kill any bugs.

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Felted wool acorn necklaces

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Photo credit: Frontier Dreams

Sweet and petite, these wool felted acorn necklaces would make lovely valentines.

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Acorn faces

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Photo credit: One Golden Apple

Doodle a sweet face on an acorn, then tie on a necklace string for a simple craft kids of all ages will love.

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Little acorn people

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Photo credit: Babyccino

These little acorn people, made with acorn caps and wood peg dolls, are ideal for imaginative play.

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Painted acorn caps

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Photo credit: Hello Hydrangea

Bursting with color, these painted acorn caps can be scattered anywhere you need a splash of color (or turned into lovely jewelry)!

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Acorn ornaments

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Photo credit: lil fish studios

These mini acorn ornaments would look stunning on a tiny Christmas tree.

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Framed acorn art

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Photo credit: Delia Creates

Create instant art for your home by hot-gluing rows of acorns onto scrap mat paper.

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Acorn magnets

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Photo credit: Make and Takes

Add woodland flair to your fridge with these cute little acorn magnets.

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Acorn memory match game

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Photo credit: Wee Folk Art

If you have a little one who likes to match and sort, check out the squeal-inducing cuteness Kimara of Wee Folk Art made for her granddaughter.

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Acorn ball decoration

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Photo credit: Make and Takes

Cover a plastic foam ball with acorn caps and tie on a ribbon for a festive fall decoration.

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Acorn napkin rings

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Photo credit: Yankee Magazine

Acorns laced on suede and accented with a single bead make beautiful napkin holders.

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Acorn wreath

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Photo credit: Crafts Unleashed

Don't live in acorn territory? No problem! You can buy a bag of 25 craft acorns from Consumer Crafts for less than $2. It will take five bags to make the acorn wreath you see here.

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Birds nest

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Photo credit: Twig and Toadstool

A sprig of moss and painted soybean "eggs" turn an acorn cap into a miniature bird's nest.

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Floating acorn candles

We don't know who originally came up with the idea of turning acorn caps into tiny floating candles, but whoever you are, thank you! It really doesn't get any cuter than this.

Instructions here >>

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Floating acorn candles craft | Sheknows.com

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