Simple and beautiful Christmas ornaments can really present an elegant Christmas. Making your own ornaments is a budget friendly way to celebrate and decorate for Christmas. These stunning DIY acorn ornaments are understated, beautiful and easy to make, the perfect addition to any simple Christmas theme.
How to Make These DIY Acorn Christmas Ornaments
Handmade acorn ornaments are easy to make yourself. They add a bit of pizzazz and pop to any tree, especially when you use beautifully accented ribbon or eye-catching metallic paint. In order to make these ornaments, you’ll only need a few simple items.
What You Need to Put This Craft Together
- Acorns – you can forage acorns if you have them available, or feel free to purchase them online.
- Screw Eyes – These are used to attach the ribbon to the acorn.
- Metallic Paint – I used Country Chic’s Lucky Penny Metallic Paint. Their paint is eco-friendly and really great quality. Use my code Lavender10 for 10% off your order!
- Ribbon – Use whatever ribbon matches your Christmas décor. I used a white and red striped twine, perfect for a simple and understated Christmas.
- Handheld Drill – You will need a 1/16 drill bit too.
- Hot Glue Gun
Preparing Your Acorns
Before using your acorns, it is important to prepare them for crafting. If your acorns have been foraged, they must be cleaned and baked before crafting. Acorns can have dirt, mold and mildew in them.
After cleaning your acorns of debris, place your acorns on a baking sheet and bake at 200 degrees Fahrenheit for 90 minutes. This will kill any bugs, mildew or mold without setting the acorns on fire.
After your acorns have been baked and cooled, be sure to glue the tops of the acorns onto the bottom. This way, the tops of the acorns won’t fall off. If you don’t have time to prepare your acorns, or you don’t have access to foraged acorns, you can order acorns online.
Putting These Ornaments Together
Now that your acorns are prepared for crafting, there are a few simple steps to making your acorn ornaments. Put these together in an afternoon and hang them on your tree!
The first step is to use your handheld drill and with a tiny drill bit (I used a 1/16th drill bit) and drill a small hole into the top of the acorn. This will be used for the screw eyes. You will then use your hot glue gun and add a tiny bit of glue to glue the screw eyes into the acorn top.
Once your glue has dried, your acorn is ready to be painted. I painted each acorn with Country Chic’s Lucky Penny Metallic Paint. Using an artist brush, I hand painted each acorn completely and allowed them to dry. (Use the code Lavender10 for 10% off your order!)
After the acorns have had time to dry, it’s now time to add the ribbon! This can be whatever ribbon you desire. For this project, I used a red and white striped twine. I chose to tie the ribbon at the base of the acorn so that it had a cute bow overhanging.
Decorating with Your Acorns
These acorn ornaments are stunning yet understated. They go well with a rustic themed Christmas, a simple Nordic Christmas or even a Farmhouse Christmas. Adding the ribbon of your choice can really dress the ornament up or keep it as simple as can be!
If you’re looking for a budget friendly and easy DIY gift for Christmas, make a small set of these in a theme you think would be perfect! These acorns look elegant without being over the top. As mentioned above, they can fit into so many Christmas décor themes.
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