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« on: September 01, 2006 11:47:12 AM »

weee it's falltime! acorns are everywhere, and i think they're kinda neat. what can we do with them besides give them to th squirrelies?

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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2006 01:30:15 PM »

My friend did this with gourds, but I see it being cool with acorns -

After making sure they're clean, spray paint a whole bunch of them silver and gold (or any other colors you choose), then display them in a bowl for some snazzy seasonal decoration. Or, you could use a fine brush to paint little tiny designs on them and then lacquer them. If you drill a hole through these you could hang them wherever you want, or make a long string for decoration.

Hey, using hot glue you could make a fall wreath.

You could also decorate/lacquer them as you see fit, and use them for Mancala beads. You could make some sort of fall-themed mancala board for them.

Seeing all the mosaic-type pictures people make on here from almost anything gives me the idea of painting them then attaching them to a board in a mosaic pattern as a wall hanging.

Hope this helps!
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2006 06:12:05 PM »

You can use the caps for hats for little dolls, like this:

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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2006 06:16:51 PM »

Mosquito - i just saw that on the carol duvall show!! Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2006 07:09:44 AM »

Well! They must have read this thread  Wink It's not a very original idea I guess.
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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2006 08:33:20 PM »

I like the thought of stringing them together and making a garland for the Christmas tree! (did I just mention Christmas in October??!!  sorry!)

You could leave them natural or maybe spray them gold or silver.....

That's what comes to my mind anyway!

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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2006 01:17:12 PM »

Just a tip - put them in the freezer for a day or so first, otherwise there are things that will bore their way out of the acorn and show up at some some inopportune time... not to mention putting an unwanted hole in the acorn.

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« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2006 01:25:41 PM »

I was walking in the park & found some caps that had really pretty insides. my plan was to laquer them & make some earrings or possibly lay them flat & connect em [havent given it TOO much thought but probably just with jumps rings] to make a bracelet. 

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« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2006 01:51:57 PM »

Ohh thanks for the tip about the freezer, I think acorns are so pretty and there are tons of them in our yard (huge 50+ year old tree) and I wanted to make a center piece with them, but was scared of what might be on them. After our kitchen was invaded by weevils I am super paranoid.

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« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2006 04:45:30 PM »

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