Felted Acorn Ornaments

Happy weekend friends!!!

I know, I know … it’s been absolute crickets around here these last couple of weeks. Though it’s been ages since I’ve had the time to sit down and actually write something, I’ve been tackling all sorts of Christmas projects around the house! But, surprise, surprise – it seems I’ve got more ideas than time! I wish so much that I could share each and every project that I’ve been working on, but to be perfectly honest, I’m really struggling to find the time to do it ALL (I’m thinking more than a few of you can relate!). Not only are we enjoying the magic of the season in a whole new way with our little guy, but we’ve got BIG changes (I mean our lives will never be the same big (and no I’m not pregnant!) – you can put brackets inside of brackets, right? #Ijustmighthaveaproblem) happening behind the scenes, which I’m hoping to share with y’all soon! So, through what I can only describe as the busiest time of my life pretty much EVER, I’m going to post what and when I can and (somehow) resign myself to the fact that, if I really want to enjoy this special time of year with my family, I just won’t be able to share ALL of these fab ideas I have swirling around in my head (this year anyway)! I do have a ton of Christmassy (not a word … really spellcheck?!) projects planned, so be sure to follow along with me on Instagram or Facebook to see what I’m up to!

Anyway, making the most of our time, right?! Let’s get on with the show then! I’m SUPER excited to share these cute little Felted Acorn Ornaments with y’all today!!!

Felted Acorn Ornaments - making it in the mountains

You may remember this pretty Felted Acorn Garland I made for my mantel this Fall, which just happens to be among my most favorite projects ever! I knew as I was making it that I just HAD to make a few extra acorns to hang as ornaments on our Christmas tree this year!

You won’t believe how easy the “felting” process actually was! I set up two bowls of warm water, one with a couple of drops of dish soap and one without.

DIY Felted Acorn Garland :: making it in the mountains #feltacorns #DIYacorns #falldecor
 
I pulled off a piece of the wool roving and just bunched it into a loose ball – it didn’t take too long to figure out how much I needed to make just the right sized bottoms for my little acorns. I used lengths of 100% wool yarn for some and wool roving for others. I dipped my ball of yarn into the soapy water and rolled and rolled (and rolled and rolled and rolled) until it was all “felted” together.

Felted Acorn Ornaments - making it in the mountains
 
Working with the same colours as my Rustic Yarn Bow Garland, I rolled up a few balls to make my acorns.

Felted Acorn Ornaments - making it in the mountains
 
Now, it’s time to turn these babies into acorns! I drilled two small holes through the top of my acorns giving me a way to add some string to hang them with.

Felted Acorn Ornaments - making it in the mountains

Felted Acorn Ornaments - making it in the mountains
 
And, after tying a loop of jute through as a hanger, I simply hot-glued my little felt balls into the acorn tops.

Felted Acorn Ornaments - making it in the mountains
 
I think I might just love these little guys even more than my pretty Fall garland!

Felted Acorn Ornaments - making it in the mountains

Felted Acorn Ornaments - making it in the mountains
 
These sweet little acorns are most definitely among my favorite handmade ornaments on my tree!!! In fact, I loved them SO much, I sent a few to my new bloggy friend (and fellow #CanadianBlogger) Jill at JST Design as part of a super fun handmade ornament swap – shameless plug: if you haven’t discovered this fabulous blog, pop on over now … you won’t be sorry!!! I couldn’t believe the beautiful ornament that she made for our tree! Watch for a tutorial coming this week on her blog!!!

Handmade Ornament Swap

Thank you SO much for stopping by! Wishing you SUCH a fabulous weekend!!!

PS. You can find me sharing here and Savvy Southern Style.

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57 thoughts on “Felted Acorn Ornaments

  1. Oh Kristi, you crack me up! I was lol at your brackets inside of brackets, hashtags, etc! Your writing has me glued to the screen! These are just the cutest, by the way! I might have to “order” a bag of acorns next fall! Did you know there’s none in our neck of the woods? I tried to track some down but no luck! Hope you have a very wonderful week, friend!

  2. Popping by from Merry Monday =) These are too cute! I may have to make some; if not for my tree then to put on gifts. Come share your crafts & DIYs over on Two Uses Tuesday, goes LIVE at 8am EST on 12/9

  3. These are beautiful! The colors you chose are so nice, too! I have a bunch of spare yarn from previous projects that I can’t possibly do anything else with, but this looks like a great way to get rid of it. Pinning!

    Found you on Lou Lou Girls. Thanks for sharing!

  4. So cute! I love the way felting looks, I just have never gotten around to trying it. Maybe once I’m not living in Hawaii anymore and feel inclined to purchase wool! Visiting from Create it Thursday =)

  5. so adorable!! I want to make a bunch of these! Thanks for linking up to the Create Link Inspire party. I’m featuring this Ornament today over on Nap-Time Creations… Pinned and shared all over ;o)

  6. You round up is a feature on #suestuesday ! linkup goes live tonight (12/22) at 11pm EST. Be sure to check it out and link up. Week 12 goes until 1/2 go stop back a few times =)

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