Add some warmth to your holiday decorations with Jeweled Acorn Caps! Best of all this is a project for all ages.
Did anyone else ever get their color ‘season’ done when they were a teenager? I remember being at a girls youth activity and there was a woman there who held swatches of fabric up to our faces and told us our season. Basically what colors would look best on us. I think I was an autumn. Which works out well since it’s probably my favorite season.
I love the bright reds and oranges, the yellows and the browns. But I also love the deep jewel tones that get used during the fall and winter. I decided to take a bit of nature, some acorn caps, and give them a jeweled look for the holidays.
This is a perfect companion for my crochet acorn caps project. While you are looking for acorns without caps you can also pick up some caps without acorns.
The jewel tones will look great with Thanksgiving decorations and they’ll fit with my Christmas decorations as well. Assuming my kids don’t lose them all before then, which is probably more likely. Then we’ll just have to make some more!
For how pretty the acorn caps end up looking it’s a very easy DIY project and one that you could easily make with your kids (or grandkids). The supplies for this were things you might already have on hand: markers and white glue. Plus of course the acorn caps that you’ll need to go collect. I also used a dish and some black beans to steady my acorn caps while they were drying.
The first step is to color the inside of the acorn caps with the markers. Pick whatever colors you want. I used green, red, purple, and orange.
After you’ve colored the inside of the acorn caps, fill the caps with white glue. Then let them dry.
The drying is what takes some patience. Mine took about 36 hours, though some finished sooner.
Once they are completely dry then you can decorate with them!
Another use? My Littlest likes to use them to play matching games. Flip them with the cap facing up (so you can’t see what color they are inside) and then take turns flipping them over to make matches.
Looking for more nature crafting ideas? Check out my DIY Fall Twig Ball craft!