Saturday, December 12, 2015

Another Baltic Christmas - Day 12 and felt acorns

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!

Photo credit: Katie

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…

Photo credit: Katie

You’ll need the following supplies: felting wool, water, dish soap, acorn tops, push pin, thread & hot glue gun.

Photo credit: Katie

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.

From left: rolling felt balls, matching balls to caps and stringing caps, photo credit: Katie

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.

Photo credit: Katie

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!


  1. Replies
    1. Paldies Dzintra - I agree... and I wish I had made them myself!

  2. If felting the balls daunts you, you could purchase felt balls in different colors and dimensions at craft stores or online craft supply sites!

    1. Yes, thanks for the idea! On the other hand the extra step is definitely worth it to achieve these rich, deep colors!


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