Friday, October 11, 2013

DIY Acorn Garland

This is possibly the EASIEST DIY in the history of ever.

I originally planned to make a pinecone garland, but ran across some styrofoam acorns at Hobby Lobby and couldn't resist! Acorn garland it is!

-acorns (real or faux)
-twine (or string of some sort)
-glue gun
-tape measure & sharpie (if you are anal) 

I chose to use faux acorns over those from the good outdoors so I can store them without worrying about rotting or their caps falling off. I used 1.5 bags for this project.

The first thing I did was warm up the glue gun (duh).

Then I measured the space I wanted the garland to hang. I was sure to leave enough length for it to droop a bit.

I folded the twine in half to find the center and used a tape measure and a sharpie to mark every 3 inches. I only marked a portion of the twine at first to make sure 3 inches would look best.

I put a drop of hot glue on the cap of the acorn.

Then I stuck the twine on where I had previously marked with a sharpie. You only have to hold for a few seconds to make sure it's secure.

I thought 3 inches looked perfect, so I measured out the reminder of the twine with the tape measure and sharpie.

And here is the finished product!

I also tried this with some baby corn I got at Hobby Lobby for the smaller door frame in the living room! I used the same process but measured about 6 inches apart, instead of 3. So cute!

Happy garland making!

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