Acorns are fun to decorate with in the fall but I wanted something a little bigger than a natural acorn. This Easter Egg Acorn was perfect for my idea!
I love projects that use things you may have laying around the house that may have been used for another season or holiday. I don’t know about you, but I had a ton of the plastic Easter eggs and so I figured I could spare a few for this project. I’m so glad I did! They turned out adorable!
Here is what you need to make your own Easter Egg Acorns:
- Plastic Easter eggs – if yours are deeply packed away, you can grab this set.
- Hot Glue
First, I sealed the egg together. I just used a little bit of hot glue and sealed it shut.
Next, I painted them a dark brown. Since they are plastic you may need a couple coats of acrylic paint. If you have chalk paint, that will provide great coverage on the first coat.
I did end up adding a bit of white since I wanted it a little lighter. Just pick a brown color that you love and it will be perfect. You don’t need to paint the top portion on the egg since it is going to be covered in twine.
Next, I started wrapping the twine. I started in the middle at the top and I left about 2″ free. That is going to stand up and resemble the stem when we’re done.
Simply hot glue and wrap your twine to create the acorn “cap”.
To finish it off, I wanted to add a little bit of color so I dry brushed some oranges and aquas onto the bottom part.
What do you think of these Easter Egg Acorns?
Is it something you will try out? I’m also positive that you have some plastic Easter eggs hanging around somewhere.
If you enjoy watching a video of me putting the Easter Egg Acorns together, you can watch this YOUTUBE Video.
I think they’re absolutely adorable and the perfect addition to my fall decor. I can’t wait to see yours if you create some.