Acorns and Pinecones and Leaves, Oh My!

Every year around this time we post several acorn crafts that you can do at home.

This year we’ve chosen a few that will use the beautiful fall leaves and pinecones that are dropping in Massachusetts right now.

Also before getting started with any of the crafts below it’s a good idea to be sure the nature items are free from any little un-wanted friends!

There are a couple ways to ensure they are:

Bake pinecones, acorns, etc. in a 200 degree oven for 30 minutes (make sure to cover a baking sheet with foil or a paper bag.) Baking them will rid them of bugs, help open the pinecones up, and clean out unwanted sap.

You can also wash pinecones, nuts, etc. in a sink full of warm water mixed with 1/2 cup to 1 cup of vinegar. Let them soak for 20 to 30 minutes, then let air dry.

acorncap

 

Acorn Cap Ornamentfrom Sweet Something Designs You’ll need acorns, a foam or raffia ball (brown is best), a hot glue gun a lots of glitter!

 

 

 

 

 

leaf bowl

 

Fall Leaf Bowl from Instructables. For this fun bowl you will need a good hard drying glue, a balloon, a wedge brush and a lot of beautiful fall leaves.

 

 

 

 

 

pineconemouse

Pinecone Mouse from Martha Stewart. You’ll need pinecones, twine and an acorn cap.

 

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