Acorn Garland

When fall comes, I feel an urge to pepper the house with decorations.  Pumpkins and hay bales are nice, but so many indoor decorations are cheaply made knickknacks from another country where you can bet the standard of worker care isn’t what it should be. (Not to mention the carbon footprint of toting all that plastic stuff halfway around the world!)

Today I made a completely free fall decoration that required only 2 supplies: acorns and spare yarn.

It became an acorn garland!

All that you need to do is find whole acorns that still have a little stem at the top.  Tie a simple knot around the stem with yarn, and string a number of acorns in a row. A fall treat!

I think they look fun strung across the alcove above my sink.

Also, I made a dress! I was on a sewing hiatus for the summer, but I finally finished (with a few mistakes) my first dress.  Despite all the issues I had, I think it will be wearable!  And I apologize for the state of the picture — this mirror is really old and permanently clouded irregardless of how well it is cleaned, but I’m excited to share this first!

Happy acorn hunting!

Shared on: Nifty Thrifty Sunday, Seasonal Celebration Sunday, Homestead Barn HopBackyard Farming ConnectionTiny Tip TuesdayFrugal Days Sustainable WaysEat Make Grow, and Clever Chicks.

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17 thoughts on “Acorn Garland

  1. Coincidentally, yesterday I was reading about acorns, (I have several big old oak trees and they are masting this year) discovered they are edible (most have to be processed to remove bitter tannins) and thought it would be fun to pick some and try to work with them. It was very fun to gather the acorns, but shelling them is very time consuming work for sure! I haven’t finished that part yet! Thanks for giving me another idea of how I can use these acorns! I too, like to collect things from nature for decoration and bring some of nature inside.

    • Nice! I have read quite a bit about harvesting acorns for eating, but haven’t done it yet. Did you get far enough to try any? I’ve heard that grinding them into flour for acorn pancakes is a good first dish to try…but I’m not sure if you have a flour grinder and I bet that would be pretty useful for something like that! Good luck!

  2. Great idea! Have yarn & acorns, hopefully with stems. I’ve been thinking about sewing my first dress. Would you consider sharing the pattern you used? It’s lovely!

  3. I wish I knew where I could find a stash of acorns, I love the garland!
    Thanks for linking up with the Clever Chicks this week and I hope you’ll blog with us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy
    The Chicken Chick

  4. Nice post. I learn something new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon everyday.

    It’s always helpful to read articles from other writers and practice something from other websites.

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