DIY – Beautiful Velvet Acorns for Fall in just 10 Minutes

How to Make a Velvet Acorn, fall craft, thanksgiving decor

Sharing my easy tips & tricks for how to make beautiful velvet acorns to decorate for fall in just 10 minutes for FREE. Step by Step Instructions & No Pattern Needed!

How to Make Velvet Acorns in Just 10 Minutes

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DIY Velvet Acorns -   They were very simple to make & only took about 10 minutes per acorn.  Plus, they were totally free for me to make. #DIY #velvetacorns #acorns #falldiy #thanksgiving https://lehmanlane.net

Ever since I made velvet pumpkins, I have wanted to try to make some velvet acorns to go with them. 

I had the idea of placing a velvet acorn on every plate as a little thank you to my family coming for Thanksgiving. 

These velvet acorns were very simple to make for anyone comfortable sewing a needle and thread and only took about 10 minutes per acorn 🙂 

Plus, they were totally free for me to make using supplies I already had in my house. 

Here’s what I did…

Supplies & Tools Needed to Make Velvet Acorns

  • acorn caps ( I collected some from a sweet neighbor’s house)
  • scrap velvet fabric or really any fabric of your choosing ( approx. 3″ x 3″ )
  • matching thread
  • a needle
  • glue gun and glue stick
  • some beans ( I used navy beans)
  • a pencil

How To Make Velvet Acorns with Step By Step Instructions

DIY Velvet Acorns -   They were very simple to make & only took about 10 minutes per acorn.  Plus, they were totally free for me to make. #DIY #velvetacorns #acorns #falldiy #thanksgiving http://lehmanlane.net

Step ONE – Clean your Acorn Caps

Make sure your acorn caps are clean & critter free. 

I washed my  acorn caps and pine cones in some soap & water.

How to Make a Velvet Acorn, fall craft, thanksgiving decor

Step TWO – Bake your Acorns

Next bake your acorn caps for 45 minutes at 200 degrees in your oven.

How to Make a Velvet Acorn, fall craft, thanksgiving decor

Step THREE – Measure your Acorn Cap

Measure your acorn cap. 

Using my thread I measured the circumference of the cap & divided that by 1/2 (that will be the width of your acorn).

How to Make a Velvet Acorn, fall craft, thanksgiving decor

Step FOUR – Draw out your Velvet Acorns Pattern

Draw a line with a pencil the width of your acorn & add a “U” below the line.

How to Make a Velvet Acorn, fall craft, thanksgiving decor

Step FIVE – Cut out Your Velvet Acorn Body

Cut out 2 matching acorn bodies.

How to Make a Velvet Acorn, fall craft, thanksgiving decor

Step SIX – Stitch Your Velvet Acorns Together Inside Out

Using your matching thread stitch a whip stitch around the curve of the acorn body with the velvet facing in. 

I don’t see why these can’t be made with a sewing machine as well. 

There is something very soothing about using a needle and thread, at least for me anyway. 🙂

How to Make a Velvet Acorn, fall craft, thanksgiving decor

Step SEVEN – Flip your Velvet Acorns Right Side Out & Fill with Beans

Flip the fabric right side out and fill it with beans. 

You could use sand or cotton as well.

Step EIGHT – Stitch your Velvet Acorns Closed

Stitch it closed with a running stitch across the line.

How to Make a Velvet Acorn, fall craft, thanksgiving decor

Step NINE – Glue on your Acorn Cap

Glue the velvet acorn to the acorn cap.

How to Make a Velvet Acorn, fall craft, thanksgiving decor
How to Make a Velvet Acorn, fall craft, thanksgiving decor

Once your velvet acorns are glued & dry, you are ready to use them in your fall decor.

I set up our table for Thanksgiving and laid one velvet acorn on every person’s bread plate.

How to Make a Velvet Acorn, fall craft, thanksgiving decor

I love the color & texture the velvet acorns give our Thanksgiving table & our fall decorating.

To See More Thanksgiving Table Ideas including our Fall Table with Velvet Acorns HERE

Sharing 5 of the Best Fall Table Ideas from our farmhouse to inspire your fall decorating & entertaining! These fall harvest table centerpiece ideas are perfect for a large Thanksgiving dinner or a small autumn dinner party outside with friends. All of my Fall Tablescapes were simple to put together using decorations you probably have #falltable #falltabledecorideas #fallcenterpiece https://lehmanlane.net

I included my DIY Beautiful velvet acorns with some projects created from my #homeforthefallidays Instagram friends. 

Be sure to click on their links to see their Thanksgiving Crafts!!!

Thanksgiving Craft Hop
1. UpCycled Fall Basket Wreath – Shabby Grace Blog
2. Easy Kids Craft Turkey Plate – Little Bits of Home
3. Thankful Everyday Canvas Art – Beauteeful Living
4. Gilded Pumpkins – Pocketful of Posies
5. Fall Paper Wreath – Our House Now A Home
6. Thankfulness Tree – Oh The Fun
7. UpCycled Thankful Sign – Green With Décor
8. How to Make a Velvet Acorn – Lehman Lane that’s me 🙂

I hope this answers all your questions about how to make velvet acorns & you decide to make a few velvet acorns of your own this fall,

by Tara Lehman

Fall Kitchen & Dining Room

Simple Fall Garland

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Comments

    1. Thanks Cat! I am very thankful they turned out! I was pretty upset he got in to them, I hope I have some time to make some more before Thanksgiving. We have 18 for Thanksgiving:). Thank you so much for sharing!!! Take care, Tara

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