Sunday, October 13, 2013

Acorn Jewels


These would brighten anyone's day!
So easy to make. So beautiful to watch during their transformation :)

1.)  Aunt Sara sent us a bag full of acorn tops from Illinois.  (Thank you Aunt Sara!)



2.)  Secure them in play dough or in rice.



3.) Color the insides with vibrant, jewel-toned markers.





4.)  Fill with glue (to the brim).



5.)  Watch their transformation begin!


(After about 3-6 hours.)

(After 12 hours.)

(After 36 hours.)

(After 48 hours.)

They looked even brighter and prettier after 72 hours - take a look!


So much fun :)  Mabel and I colored and glued these in about 30 minutes or so.  We found the idea on Pinterest.

We just stuck a batch in the mail for both grandmothers...something to brighten up their days :)


Enjoy!

~  Patty  ~

17 comments:

  1. I love them. Thank you for posting about it.

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    1. You are welcome! Glad I found them on pinterest.

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  2. Your acorn jewels are absolutely darling!

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  3. That is sooo cool! They're so beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Mary! We thought they look beautiful, too. David said we could even give them a shot of gloss spray to really make them blingy.

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  4. Patty!! These are sooooo coool!!!!!!! We do not have any oak trees, but there are some in the graveyard behind our house, we will have to look for some acorns!! Acorns always remind me of the time, I thought acorns would look great on the table in a decorative basket for fall....only to find worms all over the place the next morning!! They were full of worms!! Of course, here, you only need the shells, so no worms!! Yay!! I pinned you.

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    1. Ha ha ha! I love the story! Sorry you ended up with the worms, though. We have a different species of oak tree around us. They acorn tops are teeny tiny. The ones from Illinois can get monstrous. Those biggies are the best!

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  5. How very pretty! Now if we only had an Aunt Sara to send us a bag ready to go....I guess we could go to the park and collect some...we'll see!

    btw, your cheesy tortellini bake is a new Friday favorite around here. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    1. Heather, I can see your kiddos loving this project! And I'm so glad you enjoyed the cheesy tortellini bake. We are having it this Friday, again :)

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  6. Hi Patty! These are so cute, and so easy to make. But, it does practice patience! I was just walking in the local Arboretum yesterday...darn! I could have brought back a ton of acorn tops. I am going to remember this the next time I go.

    Your Grannies are going to love this :)
    Ceil

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    1. Ceil, my mom called yesterday after she opened her package. She was so delighted to have them. She said she had an old "squirrel" dish that she put the acorns in. Cute idea!

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  7. Love this! Doing this project with the kids over the weekend and sending some to he grandmas! Perfect idea. :)

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    1. And since the weather has turned to the cooler side, I told my kids about your hot cocoa recipe!! That's what we are "brewing" up this weekend :)

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    2. Oh hooray for you! Let me know how you like it. :)

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  8. So pretty!! I keep thinking "fairy bowls". They look magical.

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  9. This is such a cute idea! I think I need to go find some acorn hats!

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