Make oversized acorns perfect for fall decorating! This easy to make acorn craft turns plastic eggs into DIY Fall Decor
Does anyone else have a favorite oak tree? Just me? The bur oak tree is my favorite oak tree. Why? Because it produces the most fantastic looking acorns. When fall rolls around I can’t help but want to go gather a basket of bur acorns to decorate with. While there are bur oak trees around, they aren’t super close. All the oak trees in my neighborhood are a different species that produce much smaller acorns. So what’s a girl to do but make her own DIY fall acorns!
I used to think that plastic Easter eggs were just for spring time. Used for decorations and egg hunts and then put away for the remainder of the year. Of course I had seen them used as music makers (fill with rice and they make great shakers), but I didn’t think about using them for much else. I was wrong! I first played around with them to make some DIY succulents. Now I’m using plastic eggs to make oversized acorns, perfect for fall decorating.
Fall Acorn Craft Supplies
I grabbed the yellow and orange plastic eggs from my spring stash. Because of the tiny holes in the burlap you can see the plastic egg color through the burlap fabric I wanted to use colors that were close to that of an acorn (and not pink, purple, blue, or green). If you have other colors you might want to scuff them up and spray paint them first.
How To Make The Acorns:
The first step is to attach the burlap to the plastic egg, covering the narrower half of the egg. I cut small squares of fabric and centered the egg over the fabric. Place some hot glue (or craft glue) over the egg and gather up the fabric.
While the bottom half of the acorn is made with burlap, the top is made from pine cone pieces. Snip or break off the pinecone pieces and then glue them around the plastic egg, making sure to overlap the top of the burlap. With 5, seriously 5, pine trees in my yard I have no shortage of pinecones. (Yay for more pinecone crafts!)
I created three rows of the pinecone pieces to make the top of my acorn, overlapping each round as I went. Finish off your oversized acorn with a twig stem.
I made a group of oversized acorns and I plan to put them in a little bowl next to other fall decorations. The great thing about decorating with acorns is they work with fall, Halloween, and my Thanksgiving decor. So I can leave them out until Christmas decorations go up!