While looking for inspiration for this year’s 24 Days of a Baltic Christmas, I dismissed several crafts that seemed too hard for the boys to complete. It turns out I was too quick to judge; luckily Katie wasn’t daunted by these felt acorns, because they turned out to be incredibly easy to create and make wonderful additions to our Baltic Christmas series!
These adorable little decorations fit easily into our nature-themed holiday décor, serving not only as Christmas tree ornaments but also as wreath accents, adornments on wrapped presents and gifts for neighbors and teachers. Follow these easy steps for your own colorful felted acorns…
You’ll need the following supplies: felting wool, water, dish soap, acorn tops, push pin, thread & hot glue gun.
Pull off a small amount of felting wool and soak in warm, soapy water. Roll between your palms until a ball forms, then rinse in cool water and let dry.
The kids will have fun matching up the acorn tops to the various felt balls. Using your push pin, carefully poke holes in the acorn caps and then pull a piece of thread through the holes. Finally, using your glue gun, attach the acorn hat to the dry felt ball.
Depending on what species of oak tree your acorn caps came from you will have different results. I can imagine that it would be fun to play with the shapes of the felt ball, making more elongated acorns for larger and shaggier caps, and glitter glue might add a shiny touch to your acorn caps without disrupting the natural feel. Go nuts!
Friends, we are halfway through this year’s 24 days of a Baltic Christmas. I hope you’re enjoying yourselves and the holiday season! Have a beautiful third Advent, and see you back here tomorrow for more Baltic-inspired Christmas tree ornaments!