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Fun, festive acorn picture frame

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You can try this with your kids or just for something fun to do! Have you ever made a seasonal picture frame?


Acorn Frame

What you'll need:

  • Acorn tops, enough to cover your frame, we used 59
  • White craft glue
  • Wooden frame

How to make it:

  1. 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 towel.
  2. 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.)
  3. 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.)
  4. Once the frame is completely covered, fill in all the gaps between the acorns with craft glue. Let dry overnight. (See photo.)

Tips:

  1. If you want a more colorful frame, paint the acorns.
  2. 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.
  3. When collecting acorn tops, be sure to gather extras to save for additional projects!
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 1:41 PM
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delanna6two
by Platinum Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 7:25 AM

Love that!  A fun Fall project!

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