Ornament-making is one of my favorite holiday crafts. We have so many ornaments both made and bought during the year, there is rarely room on the tree for all of them, but I can't stop myself! I thought I'd share what I'm making this year. First up are acorn ornaments. I have been really inspired, probably more than ever, by nature this year... sketching it or altering bits of it here and there. These are still in that same vein. I have made dozens and dozens of these already, they are quick. In fact, once you assemble your materials, at least 4 per episode of Breaking Bad (and probably more, if you don't stop to watch as intently as I do).
Here's what you need-
There are all sorts of suppliers of acorn caps on etsy, one order will get you more than need. In addition, you'll want to have some scrap yarn or string to attach to the top for hanging as an ornament.
To make them, cut circles out of your chosen fabric for the actual acorn portion. My circle is 2 3/4" in diameter, this size worked well for me but you may want to experiment with a couple to get the size you want.
With your needle and thread, sew a running stitch around the outermost edge of the fabric circle (either front or back of circle, doesn't matter). Pull the edges slightly to begin to close the circle, then add in a bit of stuffing, pushing it in and pulling the threads, until the acorn body is closed. Make a few stitches across the top and knot off.
Add an acorn cap with hot glue, and you're done. Add a string to hang from the tree as an ornament, or attache them to a wrapped package with a tie or hot glue. I have also added a little glitter to the caps before gluing them on.
A little Happy Holidays from me to you, download the above image for your desktop image here.
Check back tomorrow for another ornament.