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 Hop, Backyard Farming Connection, Tiny Tip Tuesday, Frugal Days Sustainable Ways, Eat Make Grow, and Clever Chicks.
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!
Loved your article and great job on dress.
Great article and great dress. Have a good day.
That garland is so pretty! and the dress looks lovely!! 😀
That garland is precious! I’m going to have to keep a look out when I’m walking the dog 🙂
What a great idea for a garland. We love making those in our home! I’ve started a new blog hop if you would like to join this week: http://www.simplejoyfulliving.com/2012/10/backyard-farming-connection-hop-2.html
Thanks for linking up!!
No problem! Glad to have another place to share! 🙂
this is lovely. It would look great on a Christmas tree. Please consider adding your post to my blog hop Repurposed Ideas Weekly at: http://wp.me/p2kLDL-Gu
These are so beautiful, thank you so much for sharing this with us on Seasonal Celebration!
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!
Thank you! Here’s a link to the pattern I used: http://butterick.mccall.com/b5632-products-14484.php?page_id=678. It worked well for my first time!
Very cute idea. Thanks for sharing it and the dress is very nice. I do not sew. I am a Quilter. lol
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!
The Chicken Chick
The wonderful thing about these natural decorations is that they are all biodegradable!
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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