Acorn Christmas Ornaments

- Alicia B.


Such a fun Fall craft! Easy to do with the kids, and they actually look beautiful too!

1. acorns 2. hot glue gun 3. clear elastic chord 4. metallic paints 5. small, flat paintbrush


Clear elastic chord disappears nicely into the tree, so they look like they're floating. But you can use string or thread as well.

I used a mix of lovely, water-soluble metallics by Folk Art, Bella and Deco Art. Martha Stuart also has some lovely metallics that are nice and bright.

I used a #6 shader brush with a nice, flat edge which helps to get the paint cleanly under the acorn cap.

First, make sure you’ve allowed your acorns to dry for a week in an open container in a dry place. Once ready, simply paint each acorn, avoiding the cap.


Give each acorn 4 coats each to make them nice and bright. Balancing them on their caps makes it easy to prevent the paint from smudging.


Make a loop and tie it in a knot in the chord.


Add a single dot of glue to your acorn caps. Gently (and carefully) hold your chord or string to the glue for about 5-10 seconds. That’s all there is to it!