DIY Pinecone Acorn

DIY Pinecone Acorn

DIY Pine Cone Acorn

Sounds that I heard when I was making this DIY pinecone acorn project on the screened-in back porch.

In no particular order.

1.  Crickets chirping.

2.  Birds tweeting.

3.  The sound of an international harvester chugging down the road.

4.  The wind rustling though the trees.

5.  Cows lowing.

6.  Me singing the third verse of “Away in the Manger.”  With acorn project choreography.

I couldn’t help it.

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Wool Felted Acorn Garland

Wool Felted Acorn Garland


felted acorn garland project

Once upon a time I used real acorns for decorating.

I was having a party and I wanted to create a truly authentic fall feel for the house….

….so I brought the outside in.

Just like they do in the magazines.

I filled giant glass urns with acorns and tucked branches into them and strung tiny bits of twine from branch to branch and wrote thankful quotes on torn pieces of card stock and tied them onto the twine.

And I finished off the look by gluing oak leaves to the branches.

Can I tell you how amazing I thought I was?


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Acorn Nativity

Acorn Nativity


I may have been too hasty.

After my last post, the family was in an uproar.

“Declare yourself the winner,” they snorted.  “Oh….no….you didn’t!”


“Did you tell them?” my brother said? 

“Did you tell them about acorn Mary and acorn Joseph and baby Jesus in an acorn manger?”


“Did they see the acorn camel and the acorn sheep?”


I can see his point… acorn nativity does score high marks for creativity…..

….but in the overall competitiion…..


….some may feel that this pillow made by one of my sisters gave the nativity a run for its money.


Some might think burlap + tiny tea-stained cotton balls = mirror ball trophy.

After a second look, I thought to myself…..was I too hasty to claim victory….too overconfident in the fabulousness of my gift…

…..too quick to decide and boldly declare myself the winner….

stamped spoon necklace


I don’t think so…

…..for you see….the other entries had their selling points….

…..but when the dust clears and the Christmas wrapping settles….we all know….

…..the flatware takes the cake.

Have a blessed and Happy New Year!