*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!
I am sharing my acorns with:
CRAFT, S3, 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 Crafts, Funky 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,