11.07.2011

Olivia's Felt Acorns ~ Modern Fall & Winter Decor for the Home

*You can now view the complete tutorial at Whipperberry.*



I have to say this was a fun project (and fairly easy).  I bought raw wool almost a year ago with the intentions to make felt balls.  I tried a few times last year, and I quickly gave up due to the lack of skill.  I decided to give it another try this year, so after learning from YouTube videos, I made felt balls.  I collected acorn caps, which are readily available right now.  If you cannot (or do not want to) make felt balls, you can buy them on Etsy or in craft stores.  I don't know, maybe you can even contact me, and we can work something out.  (I did purchase my two embroidered balls over year ago to make earrings, but that never happened.)
I mentioned before that Halloween was not really my forte, but I have come to the conclusion that I really just don't like to decorate for fall.  Maybe it's the fake leaves for centerpieces or the bright reds, oranges, and yellows.  Nothing wrong with those colors.  It's just not me.  So I took a twist on fall decor by combining fall items (acorns) with colors that fit my style.  Felt acorns are not new to me, but I also put my twist on them, and they look fabulous!  (yep, run-on sentence there for ya!)

Update: You can now view my tutorial at Whipperberry.  I will show you how to make felt balls, acorns, and acorn ornaments.  You can use felt balls for other applications other than acorns, so the video can be very useful, if you want to make your own.

 I made two garlands and several ornaments.  These will go on my Christmas tree, so I will be able to keep these acorns around for the whole season!





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I am sharing my acorns with:
CRAFTS3, Skip to my Lou, CraftOManiac, The Trendy Treehouse, Sew Chatty, The DIY Home Sweet Home Project, Singing Three Little Birds,
Marvelously Messy, Sew Stylish Boutique, Home Stories A to Z, Today's Creative Blog, Tip Junkie, Sugar Bee CraftsFunky Polkadot Giraffe, Strictly Homemade, Cherished Bliss, Reasons to skip the Housework, Nothing but Country, JAQS Studio, DIY by Design, Free Pretty Things for You, Blue Cricket Design, Handy Man Crafty Woman, House of Hepworth's, Yesterday on Tuesday, Tea Rose Home, Somewhat Simple, Delightful Order, Remodelaholic, Whipperberry,

20 comments:

  1. Ok those are so cute!

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  2. Whoa! Those are super stinkin' cute!!!

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  3. These are adorable! I can't wait for the tutorial!

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  4. Those are so pretty! Love the creativity! I am a new follower from Sumo's Sweet Stuff. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  5. Those are so darn cute! Great job!

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  6. Wow! Your acorns are stunning...so beautifully created. Unique and lovely. I have joined your followers list and invite you to join my followers list; as well,I hope you will grab a blog button. Hugs, Gayle
    http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com

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  7. how adorable, i'm stopping by from the lovely poppy and would love for you to stop by and check out the huge giveaway that ends this thursday- http://thelovelypoppy.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-follower-giveaway.html xoxo nicole

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  8. Can't wait to see the tutorial...so cute!

    Lindsey @ SimplySalvage

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  9. These are adorable! Perfect fall decor :) I would love it if you would stop by and link this up to my linky party going on right now :) http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/11/bedazzle-me-monday-7_6572.html

    Also, make sure you check out Random Act of Kindness Week going on next week. I would love to see you be a part of it!! :)
    http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/11/kindness-and-thanksgiving.html

    Have a great week!

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  10. so incredibly cute!!! this would be perfect for small pops of color on my c'mas tree!! thanks for sharing!!

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  11. This is sooo great! Love these :)

    Love for you to join my Linky Party - JAQS "Made by ME" at http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/11/made-by-me-6-linky-party-and-features.html

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  12. Love this project. That's why I'm going to be featuring it on my sidebar for a week!! Thanks so much for linking up. Don't forget to link up this week....and grab yourself a featured button!! http://www.marvelouslymessy.com/2011/11/marvelous-mess-39-and-features.html

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  13. I love these felt acorns! I have linked to them in this post, with a credit: http://lifetimemrsjones.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/5-great-autumn-craft-projects.html Thanks

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