{All Things Fall} :: Felted Acorn Garland

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Happy Weekend!!!

At this very moment, us Mercer’s are just across the border in Coeur d’Alene enjoying Golf-toberfest with some friends. The Daddies have been looking forward to this day of golf for weeks now and us Mommies will have our turn tomorrow with all sorts of girlie fun! It wasn’t so long ago that we were heading down there for concerts and beer, now it’s caddies and pottery painting … oh how life changes with kids! Hahaha!

Even with another weekend away, I promised you {all things Fall} and I’m delivering! In fact, today’s post might possibly be my favorite Fall craft yet! You actually may have noticed it yesterday when I revealed our fireplace all decked out in Fall swag. Well, today, let me show you how I made this pretty felted acorn garland!
 
 
DIY Felted Acorn Garland :: making it in the mountains #feltacorns #DIYacorns #falldecor
 
 
Supplies you’ll need:
100% wool (roving or even yarn)
– acorn tops (I found mine on Etsy)
– embroidery string (or any type of string really)

I started by drilling two small holes through my acorn tops, which gave me a way to hang them. I then added each one to a long piece of embroidery string – using a needle made it so much easier to fish the string through those little holes! I tried to be random with the spacing of the acorns, even grouping some together.

DIY Felted Acorn Garland :: making it in the mountains #feltacorns #DIYacorns #falldecor
 
Now, to make them look like acorns!

You’ll want to set up two bowls of warm water to start with, one with a couple of drops of dish soap.

DIY Felted Acorn Garland :: making it in the mountains #feltacorns #DIYacorns #falldecor
 
Pull off a piece of the wool roving and bunch it into a loose ball – it won’t take you long to figure out how much you’ll need to make just the right sized bottoms for your acorns.

DIY Felted Acorn Garland :: making it in the mountains #feltacorns #DIYacorns #falldecor

DIY Felted Acorn Garland :: making it in the mountains #feltacorns #DIYacorns #falldecor
 
Then, dunk your ball into your soapy water and roll it around in your hands.

DIY Felted Acorn Garland :: making it in the mountains #feltacorns #DIYacorns #falldecor
 
Roll, roll and roll some more. After a minute or two you’ll end up with a ball that looks like this:

DIY Felted Acorn Garland :: making it in the mountains #feltacorns #DIYacorns #falldecor
 
If you notice a crack in the felted ball, just wrap a small piece of wool over it, dunk it and roll it a bit more.

Let these babies dry overnight, then simply use a dot of hot glue to attach them to the acorn tops.

DIY Felted Acorn Garland :: making it in the mountains #feltacorns #DIYacorns #falldecor

DIY Felted Acorn Garland :: making it in the mountains #feltacorns #DIYacorns #falldecor

DIY Felted Acorn Garland :: making it in the mountains #feltacorns #DIYacorns #falldecor
 
That’s it!!!

DIY Felted Acorn Garland :: making it in the mountains #feltacorns #DIYacorns #falldecor

DIY Felted Acorn Garland :: making it in the mountains #feltacorns #DIYacorns #falldecor
 
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these pretty Fall colours, but with infinite colour options available out there, you could definitely have some fun with it!

They look SO perfect on our Fall mantel, but I can think of a zillion other places I could hang them too! May just have to make myself a few more next year!!!

DIY Felted Acorn Garland :: making it in the mountains #feltacorns #DIYacorns #falldecor

DIY Felted Acorn Garland :: making it in the mountains #feltacorns #DIYacorns #falldecor

DIY Felted Acorn Garland :: making it in the mountains #feltacorns #DIYacorns #falldecor
 
This was SUCH an easy project to make and I think it’s pretty darn cute to boot!!!

Be sure to check back for my very last day of {All Things Fall} tomorrow! I’ve got one last DIY to share that I promise you won’t want to miss!!!

Wishing you SUCH a happy Saturday!

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133 thoughts on “{All Things Fall} :: Felted Acorn Garland

  1. These are adorable Kristi – love the colors of the wool too. I’m thinking these would be awesome for Christmas too using different color wool. Love!

  2. OK these might be my favorite things EVER!!! I am kicking myself because I was just at my mom & dad’s house and their driveway was totally covered in acorn caps. I wish I would have seen this post and scooped some up so I could make them!!!!!

    1. Awwww, thank you SO much Bre!!! I’m pretty sure it’s my fave Fall project too! I’d send Mom out to scoop them up and pop them into the mail for sure!

  3. These are absolutely adorable! A few years ago I had my kids pick up a ton of acorns from the yard so I could use them around the house for fall decorating……I placed them in cloches and bowls…but no one told me that they would start rotting! What a yukky mess. You certainly did it up right!
    xoKathleen

  4. Popping over from Wake Up Wednesday! I have had a thing for felt lately, so felted wool works too 😉 These are too cute and I may need to make ASAP. I see acorn top collecting in my future, possibly on my lunch break today.

    1. It was my very first time working with wool (aside from knitting) and I’m already planning what to do next! Carson wasn’t such a huge help, though he did like playing with the balls … ALL over my house!

  5. This is a completely new craft for me to learn about! I had no idea that wool could be formed like this. I absolutely LOVE your garland. I am pinning this project to do. I will be busily collecting acorn tops over the next year. Thanks for sharing!
    PS–You have a new follower!

    1. Awwww, thank you SO much Kelly!!! I’ve never really done much more than knit with wool, so it was totally new to me too! I was really surprised at how simple it was and the wheels are already turning for my next project!

  6. These are soooo flippin’ cute! I didn’t know that you could felt from yarn. I thought it was something you did with old sweaters and I never had the heart to chop up a perfectly good sweater. Anyhoo, I love how you mixed natural items with crafting items. Super cool.

    1. Thank you SO much Heather!!! I haven’t tried felting with yarn, but Google assures me that as long as it’s 100% wool, you totally can! Thanks again!!!

  7. These are adorable!!! I am curious though–was it easy to drill through the acorn caps? I would love to try these out so any advice would be helpful! 🙂

    1. Thank you Abbie! SO easy to drill through actually. I was a bit nervous about cracking them in half, but not a single on cracked – they’re pretty tough little guys. I did use a pretty small drill bit, but I bet I could have gone bigger if I’d wanted to. It really was a super easy project Abbie, I promise there’s nothing to be nervous about!

  8. These look so cute and best of all easy to make. I will definitely give these a go as soon as I find some acorn tops.

    Thanks for sharing your link via SITSSharefest. I’ll be sure to follow going forward.

    xoxo
    Jessica

  9. Very cute craft. I wonder what it is about acorns that make them so appealing? I’ve always wondered how to make “felted wool”… I had NO IDEA you dipped it in soapy water. Very interesting. Hope you had a wonderful girlie day!

  10. Your acorns are adorable, and they look fantastic on your fireplace! I would love if you would stop by and share this at my blog party, Celebrate It! It’s all about celebrating the things we do everyday!
    http://thefreshmancook.blogspot.com/2014/10/celebrate-it-blog-party-15.html

  11. Wow these are so cute! They are great for fall but I’m also thinking they’d be great for a Hundred Acre Wood party I’m planning. Thank you for sharing!!

  12. This felt acorn garland is simply adorable! Love the step by step tutorial! Thank you for linking it to Outside [The] Box link party! I cannot wait to feature it on Tuesday!

  13. Kristi this is fantastic!!! I’ve always wanted to do something with felt like this! If you have a minute to drop in and link up to Twirl and Take a Bow (we go live at 8 EST tonight-)I’d so appreciate it! I know everyone would love to see your wonderful garland!

  14. This garland is absolutely adorable! I love that you used different colors instead of just brown. I’ve never tried making anything like this with felt, but you have inspired me. Thanks for joining us for Hump Day Happenings!

  15. I think this is my favorite fall project that you’ve done, too. I love the colors that you choose and it looks so great hanging on your fireplace. I actually have some acorn tops that I collected in my yard….I think I might try this next fall and make some acorn ornaments from your idea. Thanks for sharing it with us Kristi!

    1. Thank you SO much Jamie!!! I’m so happy that you love it as much as I do!!! I was thinking the very same thing about making some cute ornaments for the tree this Christmas too!

  16. This garland is amazing! I love it so much and can’t wait to try! Thanks for sharing! PINNED!

  17. Oh this is so darn cute! I want to make one! Happy to feature you at our party this morning. Thank you so much for sharing!

  18. I love, love, love this adorable garland! I have never done any felting… this looks like an easy project to start with! Thanks for sharing at my Creative Ways Link Party. (You’ll be one of the features tomorrow night for sure!)
    Blessings,
    Nici

  19. Thanks so much for linking up your adorable acorn garland at the Pretty Pintastic Party! We loved them so much we’re featuring them on the party this weekend! Stop by, grab a featured button, and link up some more cute projects!

  20. Kristi
    I am a new subscriber to your blog – I couldn’t help but notice in this post that you mentioned Coeur d’Alene. We are moving next week from WV to Sagle, ID, about 40 minutes away from Coeur d’Alene to spend our retirement with our daughter and her family (yeah for grandkids). I’m hoping to find some fun things in your blog to share with the littlest, a six year old avid crafter!

    1. Oh Debbie, how exciting!!! You are going to have SO much fun with your granddaughter and how lucky that you’ll have something so special to do together!!! Thank you SO much for following along! I’m sure you’ll find a ton of projects that you two can make! We actually live just across the border in BC, but head down to Spokane/ Coeur d’Alene often as they are our closest major shopping areas! I’ve come across some amazing antique shops in Spokane on Monroe, but haven’t explored much in Coeur d’Alene yet (though I’ve seen some fun shops I’m dying to check out)! It’s definitely a fun area!!! Good luck with your move!

  21. I love these acorns! How adorable are these? Thanks so much for sharing the instructions for making them. I’m pinning this post! And thanks for joining Grace at Home–I’m featuring you this week!

  22. I’ve seen these on Etsy and wondered how to make them. They are so adorable! Thanks for a great tutorial. I may pick up some wool yarn tonight at work…now just need to find acorn caps! Thank you for sharing it and all your amazing fall decor at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend! ~Deborah

  23. Those are so adorable! Thanks for showing how to make them. Your tutorial is great! Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party! I’ve pinned you post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.

  24. Hello beautiful! This looks so amazing. Pinned. Thank you for taking the time to stop by! I hope to see you at our party tonight, it starts at 7 pm. We love to party with you!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  25. Hi Kristi,
    I love your acorn garland and learned something new from reading your post. I have made these before by needle felting the wool roving into balls but it is time consuming. I want to try your method with the water and dish soap…or maybe combine the two. Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial.
    Enjoying your blog,
    Cheryl

  26. These are precious. I have a silly question – when you say you “drilled” the holes in the acorn hats – what did you use to “drill”?

    Thank you

    1. Thanks Heather! I used a small drill bit (just big enough for the string to run through easily) and literally drilled the holes with a drill just as I would for a screw. Using the drill made really quick work of it. Thanks again!

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