DIY Acorn Wreaths

DIY Acorn Wreath The street where I live, Sutton Place, has giant mature trees on every lot. Long ago, I’m told, it was actually a swamp. I love to walk in my neighborhood and this time of year there are acorns everywhere. I wanted to try my hand at DIY acorn wreaths…keeping with my theme of decorating with natural elements. It took a bit longer than expected but I enjoyed making them. These acorn wreaths are tiny but add texture to my plate wall. 

DIY Acorn Wreaths on Personalized Plate WallTo start out, after I gathered my acorns, I put them in a plastic grocery bag and stuck them in my garage freezer. They stayed in there for about a week which was more than long enough for all the little critters to die. Acorns have bugs and even worms so it’s important to deal with that before bringing them into the house.

DIY Acorn Wreaths All I needed was little grapevine wreaths I picked up at Hobby Lobby, acorns and hot glue. There is really no rhyme or reason for making these. I just started gluing on the acorns randomly. After I had quite a few acorns on, I simply filled in the empty spots. I looped a piece of burlap ribbon through the wreaths and attached it to the plates with Frog tape. It’s not pretty but it worked.

DIY Acorn WreathsNow you know why I don’t call myself a crafter.

Decorating with Natural Elements: DIY Acorn Wreaths and Cotton BollsI placed my lace pumpkins in the urns and left the burlap ribbon there for even more interest. That burlap ribbon will most likely stick around for a while! Adding cotton bolls helped add more natural texture and slightly made up for using the faux pumpkins. I love the lace pumpkins though and will be sorry to pack them away when the time comes.

DIY Acorn Wreaths hung on vintage platesI will be leaving the acorn wreaths up and will show you how to add simple embellishments that will make them perfect for Christmas too. I’m sure ribbon will be involved in some way.

Decorating with Natural Elements: Cotton Bolls in silver pitcherIt’s supposed to pour here later today with gusty winds…not a fun night for Trick or Treat. Speaking of trick or treat…here’s a pic of my kids in bunny costumes I made for them. (My daughter is now 30 and my son is 27 so this was a looooong time ago.) I got two years out of these costumes and my kids claim I got a third but I don’t agree. I’m sure my memory is sharper than theirs.

Bunny costumesStay safe and Happy Halloween…

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DIY Acorn Wreath

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  1. Ricki Jill Treleaven says:

    You claim to not be crafty, but you made those adorable costumes! ;P
    I love that photo!

    The wreath is a cute idea. I was looking at some acorn crafts for autumn on Pinterest during breaks at the horse show. :D


  2. I adore your acorn wreath Ann! Your gallery wall of plates makes me swoon!

  3. Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads says:

    Ann, your kids were so adorable in those costumes you made! Love your acorn wreaths! We planted some live oak trees when we first moved here, and they are just beginning to produce acorns. But they are very small! So glad you gave the tip about putting them in the freezer and hope that I remember it when I acorns large enough to use!

  4. I love the contrast of those acorns against the white plates! They look so pretty. I like the doilies around the pumpkins too.

  5. Hi Ann,

    I am so glad you mentioned the “bugs” issue with acorns! :) A few years ago, I made a center piece that included some acorns. I have buckets of them since we live in the woods surrounded by huge oak trees.
    The next evening while having dinner, I looked at the acorns I had strewn around and put into a silver bowel and there were tons of tiny worms crawling all over my centerpiece and table! Thank God it was just family at dinner and not guests! I have not brought in any more acorns since then! I never thought of putting them in the freezer first! Great advice and idea! :)

  6. Dear Ann,
    It’s always such a joy to open your blog. I made your Apple Buckle last week for my grandson (who is leaving for 8 years in the army soon) and he asked for it again this week.
    Your pretty little acorn wreaths make me envious. We don’t have the oak trees here that give lovely acorns that we had in NH and repeated begging to my sister to send me some hasn’t worked. They’re on my list for the next trip north, maybe next year.
    Thank you for all the wonderful posts.

  7. Mary Beth @ Cupcakes and Crinoline says:

    Such a beautiful display, Ann, and the picture of your children is adorable! :)

  8. Shirley@housepitality designs says:

    Love those acorn wreaths!…they look great against the platters!…and the bunny costumes are adorable!…Of course you made those beautiful costumes!!….Happy Halloween!

  9. debbiedoos says:

    Oh that is just stunning Ann…looks like it should be in Country living magazine!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. I LOVE them Ann…that whole area looks so pretty!!

  11. I LOVE them Ann…that whole area looks so pretty!

  12. Love the natural wreaths, that is a brilliant idea. Your whole display is stunning!

  13. All your wreaths are so pretty. I think I will try my hand at the acorn wreath.(But, I will have to buy my acorns.) I made a lace pumpkin, too.Today, I’m making burlap ribbons :) Thanks for always sharing.

  14. Keeping It Cozy says:

    The wreaths are darling! I just bought a couple of those wreaths at Hobby Lobby… this may be a project in my future for the weekend. :-) I love your plate wall and your photos are so beautiful. Oh, and the costumes are adorable!

  15. Penny @ The Comforts of Home says:

    Love your acorn wreaths Ann. The entire vignette is beautiful. I brought acorns into the house once and didn’t realize they were full of ants! Next thing you know, there were ants all over my kitchen! Great tip on freezing them!

    Did you get my email about a red grain sack pillow?