It’s strange seeing pumpkin spice everything hit the shelves when it’s still 99º outside, but I am defiantly celebrating the reluctant coming of autumn regardless of reality. Because that’s all it takes these days, right? The way we FEEL must become everyone’s reality. (Nevermind actual reality.)
It will be autumn by my sheer force of will because… I have pumpkins! And I made this cute burlap acorn garland! Let us embrace the madness! Outside it’s still summer, but in here, it’s autumn.
We have never used this fireplace in the 2 years we’ve lived here.
That is all.
Okay then. Let’s make a DIY acorn garland!
How to make a DIY Acorn Garland
- Wooden beads, various sizes
- Burlap acorns (purchased from JOANN)
- Jute twine
- Cordless drill with a 7/32″ drill bit
- Hot glue gun (optional)
Let the record show: this is the easiest craft project in the history of ever. Some of the beads didn’t have holes to string the twine through, so I used my drill to drill the holes. I used a clamp to hold the bead securely while drilling. That’s the hardest part of this project. Seriously.
I love these Husky clamps – they’re great for small crafts and DIY projects, they’re quick and easy to use, and at $12 for a set of four (with a lifetime warranty!), they’re a fantastic deal! I definitely recommend having a set in your toolbox.
After figuring out a pattern, I strung the beads on the twine along with the burlap acorns. Because I wanted some space between each grouping, I added a small dab of hot glue to the end beads to hold them in place. If you don’t want any space between each grouping, simply string the beads until they fill up the twine. Easiest craft project ever, right? A toddler can do this. In fact, I’m pretty sure this was one of the sensory activities I gave my kids when they were little. #childlabor
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Are you ready to see more fall-inspired craft projects? Click the links below to see what my talented blogger friends are sharing!
Sweater Pumpkins at The Happy Housie // Chinoiserie Pumpkins at Shabbyfufu // Wire Basket Bundt Pan Pumpkins at Bless’er House // Plastic Fall Fruit Makeover at Craftberry Bush // Pumpkin Topiary at Inspiration for Moms
Forest Pine Candle at Setting for Four // Wooden Trough at Deeply Southern Home // Thrifty Magnolia Wreath at Home Made Lovely // Pumpkin Vase at Amber Tysl // Autumn Watercolour Place Cards at Finding Silver Pennies
Wooden Pumpkin at The Turquoise Home // Cotton Wreath at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia // No-Sew Burlap Table Runner at Jenna Kate at Home // Cute Pumpkin Plants at House by Hoff // Fall Flannel Quilted Pillow at TIDBITS
Hoop Wreath at Lolly Jane // Tiled Coffee Table Tray at In My Own Style // Pom Pom Garland at Modern Glam // Acorn Garland at Jen Woodhouse // Hello Fall Pillow at Love Create Celebrate
Silk Fall Floral Arrangement at Town and Country Living // Simple Fabric Pumpkins at Confessions of a Serial Do It Yourselfer // Soy Candles at The DIY Mommy // Lighted Pumpkin Bucket at Clean and Scentsible
Handprinted Pumpkin Pillow at Hallstrom Home // Corn Husk Pumpkins at Paint Me Pink // Fall Glam Candle Wreaths at Summer Adams
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Summer Adams says
Jen, this is the cutest!!! xoxo
I love this, Jen! So pretty- those little acorns are the cutest! Thanks for sharing your tutorial, and for joining in on this hop!
So sweet, Jen! I love it!
Heather Luckhurst says
Beautiful! Love it hung across your pretty fireplace!
Kristin salazar says
This project is adorable, I love it!
Christy James says
Sometimes the easiest projects are the best! This turned out super cute! XO