Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Acorns Wearing Sweaters and Flocking

I saw the most beautiful velvet acorns in the Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Magazine. As soon as I saw them I knew I wanted to make them. Not having velvet on hand I tried using an old sweater instead. Of course I had to add a little glitter to mine.





I cut circles from an old sweater stuffed them with fiberfill, tied the sweater circle at the top and glued the glittered acorn top to the stuffed circle.





I also decided to try flocking and glittering some natural acorns.









I used Martha Stewart's white flocking powder on the acorns and added snow glitter and silver glass glitter to the tops. They would be cute in a bowl or jar or added to a Christmas wreath. I cant believe I'm  doing Christmas projects. I'll be sharing with these great parties,

                                           
                                            DebbiDoos                 
     
                                           Twigg Studios

                                          Savvy Southern Style

                                          Stone Gable

                                         Romantic Home

                                         Craftberry Bush

                                          Time Washed White Wednesday

33 comments:

  1. Oh Karen, they are sooooo pretty. Your pictures are really nice as well.

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  2. Oh my goodness, these are so cute and delicate looking. Great idea.

    Michele
    Pearl 13.1

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  3. Thank you for sharing this beautiful idea!

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  4. How very, very, very cute!!! Can you tell I love them? xo Diana

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  5. These are darling, Karen! I saw them, too. I hope you share more projects! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  6. I saw them in the Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Ideas magazine too. Your's are much prettier than theirs! Love them!

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  7. Those are so pretty! You did an excellent job!

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  8. Oh, great job! They are really lovely...very delicate.
    Your wonderful photos make them look fantastic.
    Besos from Argentina and thanks for your visit, Silvina

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  10. What an adorable and fun idea! Thank you for sharing these!

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  11. The acorns are really cool. Love the snow and glitter. I liked the BHG Christmas magazine too.

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  12. These are so adorable,love glitter. I hope you are safe in this terrible storm you are enduring over there. x

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  13. They are so pretty! They look like they've been sprinkled with snow! Would love for you to share these at my party!
    http://kraftykat76.blogspot.com/2012/10/gettin-krafty-with-it-halloween-eve.html

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  14. Aren't you clever. I just love finding pics of ideas that I know I want to make. I sort of need that little extra 'push' of creativity.

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  15. Oh, how lovely! The glittery parts are my favorite -- so sweet. :-)

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  16. These are darling! Love that you added some glitter! I have made the felted ones, but not smaller fabric acorns! Thanks so much for sharing at Blissful Whites Wednesday.
    Have a lovely evening!
    Becky

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  17. these are so charming Karen and I love your front porch! Happy Halloween :)

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  18. how did i miss those in BHG? so sweet! your own version of them are just lovely! ;)

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  19. Karen, thank you for stopping by and your sweet comment...the acorns are so adorable!
    :)

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  20. These acorns are so cute "dressed up"... thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet note!

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  21. Oh you posted so maybe things are not as grim as I imagined. whew! Love your acorns. Keep us inspired Karen,

    Carole

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  22. Great pix and I too think everything looks better with glitter, well almost everything!
    We just got our link party up and running and would love if you came and joined in on the fun. Each week we are giving away free ad space for one week to one random party goer. Our main site gets thousands of hits per day and The Better Half gets thousands per week. Hope to see you there! http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/the-humble-brag-link-party-5/

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  23. These are so elegant! I love them. Great job and beautiful photos.

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  24. wow this is great! I found your through craftberry bush linky party. I am a new follower!!!

    Solange

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  25. Wow these look great I would love it if you came and linked them up at http://www.twiggstudios.com/2012/11/sunday-show-off-linky-party.html?m=1

    Have a great weekend xxx

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  26. Wow these look great I would love it if you came and linked them up at http://www.twiggstudios.com/2012/11/sunday-show-off-linky-party.html?m=1

    Have a great weekend xxx

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  27. I guess I missed the acorns in the zine you mentioned. Will have to look more carefully or you have a different zine than I do.
    The acorns are so pretty and festive. Aren't you the clever gal for making those with a sweater.
    I often have to substitute some thing beside what is used in a zine or what I see on a blog since I live out in country and a "run into town" just isn't possible all the time. I live about 20 miles from the nearest craft store. Makes me think tho and usually my "other than's" turn out pretty ok. Found you thru Diaper, Dinner & Design (think that's right blog). Signed up to subscribe right away. Will look forward to seeing what projects you make and what you're up to. Happy Weekend.

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  28. Karen, I'm in love with these adorable acorns. Would love for you to share at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Everybody will be inspired!!

    Jody

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  29. So cute! A nest filled with these would make such a sweet presentation for Christmas decor. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  30. Those are pretty Karen...thanks for sharing with my party.

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  31. Quanto inspirador é passar pelo seu blog e ver estas lindas ideias. Muito obrigada por compartilhar conosco.

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