DIY – Velvet Acorns for Fall

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

-updated 10/19

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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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

Supplies

– 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

To Make

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

1) Make sure your acorn caps are clean and critter free.  I washed my  acorn caps and pine cones in some soap and water.

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

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

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

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).

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

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

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

4) Cut out 2 matching acorn bodies.

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

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:).

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

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.

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

8) 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

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

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

I love the color and texture the velvet acorns give our Thanksgiving table.

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

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.

moose our labradoodle

To see our Thanksgiving table you can see it here.

How to set the perfect thanksgiving tablescape #thanksgiving #falltablescape https://lehmanlane.net

Don’t forget to pin DIY – Velvet Acorns to your fall board!!!

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

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!!!

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 🙂

Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my velvet acorns,

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    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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