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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  2. Lavender Dreams says:

    These are just adorable! And you make it look so easy! I may have to try to make some! Happy Fall!

  3. Lynn Wood says:

    How adorable! That is such a creative idea and I love how they look in that nest. I’ll bet these will go quickly in your shop!

    ~Lynn

  4. Ann, your Fabric Acorns are just too cute for words! How clever are you! What a fun share – i just pinned them!

  5. Suzy @ Worthing Court says:

    I’m in love with these Ann! They are so adorable. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads says:

    Oh my gosh! How stinkin’ cute! I am looking for some brown and white toile to make a bedskirt and some window treatments for my guest bedroom. Do you mind telling me where you got your fabric?

  7. Liz @ Infuse With Liz says:

    How cute! I wouldn’t have ever thought of it! Love it!
    The toile fabric was a perfect choice!

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  8. Jill Flory says:

    Those are so cute and the tutorial is a great one! You should link it up over at Home Stories A-Z if you haven’t already!

  9. Keeping it Cozy says:

    Oh my goodness, Ann, those are just about the cutest things I have ever seen! And so easy… I love it!

  10. Ann those are too cute!!

  11. Ann,

    This fantastic and the turtorial is great. I love this project.

    Cynthia

  12. shirley@housepitality designs says:

    Ann….what a fantastic tutorial..I have those burr-acorns…I am definitely going to make these…you make it so easy for this DIY challenged person!….thanks so much!!

  13. I’ve seen the acorns & had no idea how they were made — I also apparently had no idea how to correctly pronounce toile either :). Thanks for sharing!

  14. How cute!!! Love the toile, too!

    I received my pillow in the mail, and I absolutely LOVE it!!! Will try to post it next week! :)

  15. Ricki Jill Treleaven says:

    These are so cute!!! :D I think I can handle a hot glue gun. I am making some of these soon! Thanks so much for posting the tutorial. I have bookmarked it already!

    Enjoy the wedding in Florida. How much *fun*!!!

    xo,
    RJ

  16. Oh Ann…these are adorable!! Love them!!
    ~Cindy

  17. debbiedoos says:

    Well this is just the cutest little thing!~ THanks so much for sharing the tut too Ann. I could do this:)

  18. Ann,

    Are the tops of the acorns actual acorn tops (Sounds weird). :) or are the made from something else? They are so CUTE!!!

  19. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says:

    Very cute, Ann! You’ve used my favorite, too ~ toile!

  20. Waaaay Cute! Love them!

  21. those are so cute! At first, I thought you made the caps from fabric and trim. Upon looking at it more closely, I believe they are the original caps from the acorns, right? Love how easy you made this project look! Putting them in a nest is a cute way to display them too.

  22. Yvonne @ StoneGable says:

    These little covered acorns are precious. I love them in the nest! As usual, Ann… you are so creative and beautiful!

  23. Olive Cooper says:

    They are darling Ann. As challenged as I am I might could do it. I even own embroidery thread:}

  24. Those are just the cutest acorns! You did a great job!

  25. Brenda Kula-Pruitt says:

    Extremely cute!
    Brenda

  26. Katie @ Wildwood Creek says:

    Adorable with the toile fabric!

  27. Ann, The little acorns are adorable and I love the toile.

  28. Shannon @ A Cozy Place Called Home says:

    Ann, you should see the pile of acorns on our patio. There are so many the squirrels can’t keep up carrying them to their nests. I sure wouldn’t have any trouble finding acorns to do this craft. Yours turned out really well, you are so creative. I bet you would do well with glitter, paint and Mod Podge, too.———– Shannon

  29. Michele @ Finch Rest says:

    Clever, easy, affordable and adorable – love them, Ann!

    Well done!

  30. Those are cute as can be. You are so talented!

  31. Penny @ The Comforts of Home & Flea Market Makeovers says:

    Those are adorable. I love toile too….

  32. Those are cute. What are the tops made from?

  33. OMG!!! Too cute. I couldn’t figure out what was on the top. Then I realized it was from an acorn. How ingenious.