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29 October, 2016

Easy No-Sew Velvet Acorns

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Easy No-Sew Velvet AcornsI’ve been eyeing those beautiful velvet acorns that I’ve been seeing this fall and trying to find a way to make them. But it seems to be difficult to find real velvet in the fall jewel tones that I want. And with my crazy life, I don’t have time for sewing and stuffing a pile of those teensy-weensy little guys! So my little wheels started to turn…what comes in bright fall colors and has the texture and softness of velvet?


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Easy No-Sew Velvet Acorns4Why…pom poms, of course! So I headed to Hobby Lobby and scored a little package of them in the perfect fall colors on sale for under $2.00! Woo hoo! I threw in a few purple ones from my stash as well and I was almost set. All I needed was a friend with an oak tree…check!  Now I was ready to get started! It’s so easy I hardly dare to call it a tutorial, but…
Here’s what you will need:
  • Real acorn tops (I used several sizes)
  • Pom poms in the colors of your choice in sizes to fit your tops ( I chose the colors of my favorite pansies!)
  • Elmer’s Glue-All

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Easy No-Sew Velvet Acorns5And here’s what you will do:
  1. Match the pom poms to tops that fit.
  2. Add a generous amount of glue to the inside of the top.
  3. Press the pom pom into place and hold for a few seconds.
  4. Place on a paper plate and allow to dry.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Easy No-Sew Velvet Acorns3And…taaa daaa!…here they are! Aren’t they gorgeous? And could it get any easier? The kiddos would love this project…helping to collect the tops and then gluing on the pom poms. You can’t get much more kid-friendly than Elmer’s! No hot glue gun needed here!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Easy No-Sew Velvet Acorns7I’m so pleased with the way they turned out and, best of all, they were so easy and inexpensive to make! Won’t they make a fun little pop of color for my Thanksgiving breakfast table?

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6 comments:

  1. OMG I love them - I have been looking at these on Etsy and they are so expensive -
    What a great idea.
    Thank you Debbie.
    I will be making these for next fall
    Have a fantastic day
    Much love,
    Rose

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  2. Those are just too cute!! I also have been eying those little velvet cuties, but right now not a priority.
    Than you so much ,we can handle this....love them.

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  3. These are gorgeous. I will have to save the acorns this year.

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  4. So cute and you made them so easy! Now where can I find an oak tree in Arizona?
    Karee

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  5. I'm with Karee where do I find Oak tree in New Mexico? They look so pretty.

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