Did you enjoy the acorn pillow I shared with you yesterday? Acorns are so big this year, I have a feeling the craze might blend over into Christmas season – like the Tartan Plaid Craze from last year. What fun that was!
I’ve seen all types of acorns this year. Have you noticed all the acorns around blogland and Pinterest? Or, is it just me having a major crush?
Home decor covered with book pages are always high on my list, so I decided my acorns needed a little torn page DIY.
I used plastic Easter eggs as the base. First, I covered the fat end with twine. Hot glue worked great for that.
The stem is easy. Just keep winding, and then snip the end that’s sticking out when you’re finished gluing.
I covered six eggs with twine on one end. Aren’t they fun? You could leave them colored like this, but it looks very Easter egg-ish.
I ripped a page from an old book that I keep on hand for such things and tore it into little strips and pieces. With a mixture of half school glue and half water (Mod Podge home-made replacement), layer the print pieces, overlapping them and covering them with glue mixture on top as well as under.
It’s pretty messy, but that’s OK. Glue washes off your hands easily when you’re finished.
Leave your covered eggs to dry over night. Ha! Paint brushes are useful for so many things!
The next day, trim around the rims.
My eggs didn’t snap together very easy.
Here’s the coulda, woulda, and shoulda!
I recommend you leave the eggs snapped together and cover the smaller end with book print first. Then, as a final step when the book print end is dry, hot glue the twine around the fat end.
I think that would work better. Aren’t you glad I tested it for you? 🙂
Have fun with your Easter egg/acorn make-overs! Is there something else besides book print that you’d like to use for your acorns?
I’m sharing this project at Metamorphosis Monday.