You can try this with your kids or just for something fun to do! Have you ever made a seasonal picture frame?
What you'll need:
Acorn tops, enough to cover your frame, we used 59
White craft glue
How to make it:
Gather acorn tops that have fallen from the trees. Place acorn
tops in a bowl of water to soak. Use a toothbrush and a little baking
soda to clean them off if you wish. Rinse, drain, and pat dry with a
Place the acorn tops on a cookie sheet and have an adult bake
them in a preheated 225 degree F oven for about 40 minutes. This should
kill any remaining insects that may be hiding and will also dry the
acorn tops. Remove from oven and let cool on a paper plate in a single
layer. (See photo.)
Apple a generous amount of glue to one section of the frame at a
time. Cover with acorn tops, hanging the ends of the acorns over the
edges of the frame if needed to fit. (See photo.)
Once the frame is completely covered, fill in all the gaps between the acorns with craft glue. Let dry overnight. (See photo.)
If you want a more colorful frame, paint the acorns.
To jazz up your frame, add a bow to a painted frame or use jute, twine or raffia to add a bow to a natural frame.
When collecting acorn tops, be sure to gather extras to save for additional projects!
on Oct. 4, 2012 at 1:41 PM