I have had fun making a few things with felt this week. I recently followed this tutorial and made these felt pinecones.
I love them. They look so cute in this gold bowl on my coffee table.
I decided that I wanted a few acorns to go in with them. So I came up with a way to make acorns. They are so simple and look adorbs with the pinecones.
I used the small egg shaped Styrofoam balls that came in the same bag that I used to make the pinecones. I love when I don’t have to buy anything to create something. It is nice to make something out of things you have on hand.
What you need:
small egg shaped Styrofoam balls
a glue gun
Start by cutting a large circle out of you gold felt. Put your egg smaller side down on top in the center of the felt.
Run a bead of glue down the four sides of the egg. Then push the felt up against the glue so it looks like this:
Then take the felt that is not glued and put a bead of glue inside the pocket it made. Squeeze the pocket together so it looks like this:
Now take your scissors, and cut right up next to your egg. Cutting the overhanging felt that you glued together.
Cut all four sides.
This will leave you with a nice acorn bottom with four pretty seams.
Now cut a smaller brown circle for your top.
Glue it on the center top of your acorn.
Then continue to glue it around the sides make a few pleats.
Now your acorn has a top.
Next, cut a small rectangle out of your brown felt.
Run a bead of glue down the center leaving the bottom free of glue.
Roll up the felt to make a stem leaving the bottom open like a half circle.
You will put the glue in this half circle part to give you a base to glue to your acorn top.
Wah-Lah! Now you have a felt acorn.
Add them to a pretty bowl with your felt pinecones, and you have a cheap autumn detail.