- Alicia B.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
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!