Friday, November 1, 2013

Fall Acorns by Rachel Whetzel

 Hello, Creatives Paperclay peeps!! Rachel Whetzel here! So, I'm DONE with Halloween for now, and I was looking over some of my Pinterest pins for some Christmas ideas, but then I realized if I jump into CHRISTMAS, I would skip over FALL, and fall is still my favorite time of year. Even if we're done with Halloween. That's when it hit me. I could create some acorns using Creative Paperclay® modeling material! I have tried saving acorns, and I know that you can bake them, or boil them to kill their little buggies inside, but frankly, the idea ooks me out. I LOVE the look of felted acorns, so I decided to use those as my inspiration!
 Below, I have created an inspiration board for you to see where my idea came from.
Photo credits: 
1. Glittered Top Acorn Ornaments
2. Blue Wool Felted Acorns
3. White Wool Felted Acorns
4. Acorns in a Bowl

If you'd like to make some for yourself,
YOU WILL NEED:

You guys, this project was seriously so easy...
First, I went outside and gathered some acorns from my yard.
 They were a little dirty, so I put them in a tupperware container with some warm, soapy water, and swished them around for a bit. Then I set them on a paper towel to dry.
Next, I rolled some Creative Paperclay® into acorn shapes, and put them with my acorn tops to dry. I made them in various sizes, and set them upside down on the tray so that they wouldn't be flat on the body side of the acorns.
Once they were dry, I sanded the pieces down, and filled any cracks. Then I glued their tops on, and sprayed the unfinished clay with Krylon Matte finish. What do you think? I think they look great.
I hope you try your hand at making your own acorns! They were super dee duperly easy. Let me know if you try them! I would love for you to visit me at my "house" too!! Thank you so much for reading!!  ~rachel

8 comments:

Diane said...

This is a FUN tutorial!
The acorns look great too.
I'm going to make some for our Fall/Thanksgiving table.

~Diane

Susan Owenby said...

Awesome! I'd probably have to dip them in glitter or something equally as vegas. :)

Terri Sproul said...

fun idea...

Barbara Rankin said...

Love the acorns. Great idea for fall decoration.

Charmed Confections said...

Too cute, Rachel! Love the acorns. Would look so darling on a Thanksgiving table.

LuLu said...

What a great idea! We are pretty abundant on acorns around here <3 thanks so much!

Rachel Whetzel said...

Thank you, ladies!!

Dawn Barrett said...

Awesome..add so many acorns get separated from their caps!