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 for these fabulous velvet fall acorns!
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How to Make Velvet Acorns in Just 10 Minutes
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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
- a handful of dried beans ( I used navy beans)
- a pencil
How To Make Velvet Acorns with Step By Step Instructions
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.
Step TWO – Bake your Acorn Caps
Next bake your acorn caps for 45 minutes at 200 degrees in your oven.
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).
Step FOUR – Create your Velvet Acorns Pattern
Draw a line with a pencil the width of your acorn & add a “U” below the line.
Step FIVE – Cut out Your Velvet Acorn Body
Cut out 2 matching acorn bodies.
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. 🙂
Step SEVEN – Flip your Velvet Acorns Right Side Out & Fill with Beans
Flip the fabric right side out and fill your velvet acorns 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.
Step NINE – Glue on your Acorn Cap
Glue the velvet acorn to the acorn cap.
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.
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
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!!!
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,