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 an acorn on every plate as a little thank you to my family coming for Thanksgiving. They 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…
How to Make A Velvet Acorn
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– 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
1) Make sure your acorn caps are clean and critter free. I washed my acorn caps and pine cones in some soap and water.
Next bake them for 45 minutes at 200 degrees in your oven.
2) Measure your acorn cap. Using my thread I measured the circumference of the cap and divided that by 1/2 (that will be the width of your acorn).
3) Draw a line with a pencil the width of your acorn and add a “U” below the line.
4) Cut out 2 matching acorn bodies.
5) 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:).
6) Flip the fabric right side out and fill it with beans. You could use sand or cotton as well.
7) Stitch it closed with a running stitch across the line.
8) Glue the velvet acorn to the acorn cap.
I set up our table for Thanksgiving and laid one acorn on every person’s bread plate.
I love the color and texture the velvet acorns give our Thanksgiving table.
Unfortunately Moose thought the acorns looked a little too tempting:). This dog….it’s a good thing we love him. He definitely keeps us on our toes! Thankfully he only ate 1/2 the acorns before I discovered it, all while I was making dinner and helping with homework.
To see our Thanksgiving table you can see it here.
Don’t forget to pin DIY – Velvet Acorns to your fall board!!!
I included my velvet acorns with some projects created from my #homeforthefallidays Instagram friends. Be sure to click on their links to see their Thanksgiving Crafts!!!
Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my velvet acorns,