Can you guess what these adorable acorns are made from? I used my leftover plastic Easter eggs to make this super cute Dollar Store Acorn Craft. Use them on your autumn tiered tray, fall mantel, or for other home decor.
Don’t have any leftover eggs? Pick up some craft foam eggs from your local dollar store.
DOLLAR STORE ACORN CRAFT
- Plastic Easter Eggs – Dollar Store
- Burlap Ribbon – Dollar Store
- Natural Jute Twine – Dollar Store
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks – Dollar Store
- Acrylic Craft Paint – Dark Brown
- Twigs – From the Yard
- Wire Cutters
To begin, gather all supplies. Paint the outside of the three plastic Easter Eggs roughly with dark brown craft paint and a dry paintbrush. Set aside to dry. These are solid plastic Easter eggs, if using the split eggs, glue them closed before painting.
Cut a piece of burlap ribbon and secure the painted egg in the center with a glue gun and glue sticks. Liquid craft glue can be used for this project, but you will have to wait for it to dry.
Fold up the short sides of the burlap ribbon and attach with a glue gun and glue sticks. Repeat with the long sides of the burlap ribbon and additional glue.
Continue to pleat and fold the burlap around the entire circumference of the egg, securing each section of ribbon using a glue gun and glue sticks.
Work around the egg, until the entire surface is covered with the burlap ribbon. After gluing, hold each section in place with the metal blades of the scissors until the hot glue is set. This will prevent your fingertips from getting burned.
Trim any excess burlap ribbon from the top of the Easter eggs using scissors.
Insert a 6” length of twig into the holes at the top of each Easter eggs and secure with a glue gun and glue sticks.
Tie the natural jute twine in a double knot around the twig. This will make a good base to start to adhere the twine around the top of the egg. Trim the long end of the twine with scissors.
Create the cap of the acorn by coiling the natural jute twine around the top of the egg using a glue gun and glue sticks.
Continue coiling the twine around the top 1/3 of the plastic egg. Wrap the twine around multiple times to build up some depth, which enhances the acorn cap.
To finish, trim the twig to ½” long with a pair of wire cutters.
These sweet as can be Easter Egg Acorns can be created in about half an hour. They’re very inexpensive to make as you make use of your leftover Easter eggs and supplies from the dollar store.