How To Make A Fabric Acorn

How to Make a Fabric Acorn

Toile.

I’ve loved it forever. Even before I knew how to pronounce it.

When I read somewhere that it rhymed with “y’all” I was so relieved to finally know. Seriously.

So toile was the perfect choice for my fabric acorns.

I collected the acorns while walking my dog. I saw two different types.  There were ones with flat tops and then there were these called Bur-Oak acorns. The tops are like little helmets. I thought they might work better than the flatter tops. Indeed they did. Here we go…

With the flat end of the acorn facing out wrap the fabric circle around the acorn.

Tie it off with a piece of embroidery floss.

Hints: The fabric circle should be 4 – 5 inches in diameter in order to have enough fabric so it’s easy to tie off. Wrap the floss around the fabric a few times before you knot it. It’s easier to pull tight.

Trim excess fabric to just above the tie-off.

Place a generous dab of hot glue inside the top of the acorn.

Quickly place the fabric-wrapped acorn into the cap, tied-off end first.

There you have it. Easy, quick and really sort of fun.

I am honestly a little shocked that these turned out as well as they did.

I may list a few sets in my Etsy shop in case someone out there is as afraid of crafting as I am!

No Mod Podge or glitter…thank heavens. Hot glue I can handle.

Have a good week!

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How to Make a Fabric Acorn

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