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Last year I collected lots of acorn cups and never got around to doing anything with them.
So this year I decided to make needle felted acorns with them. I added ribbon to mine so I could hang them.

Posted by Torie J. from London, United Kingdom • Published See Torie J.'s 7 projects »
  • How to create art / a model. Needle Felted Acorns - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start by lightly washing your acorn cups in soapy water and leaving to dry. Liberally coat them with PVA glue and immediately sprinkle on glitter and leave to dry. Gather a small ball of roving together and start to needle punch it, turning and twisting it as you punch so you keep it in a small ball.

  • How to create art / a model. Needle Felted Acorns - Step 2
    Step 2

    Roll the felted ball in your hands to get the shape you want and continue needle punching the roving till you have a small, tight, felted acorn shape. Using a hot glue gun, place a small amount of glue on the inside of the acorn cup and push felted ball into the glue. Fold your ribbon strips in half and, using the hot glue gun, add a dab of glue to the top of the acorn cup. Push ends of ribbon strip into glue before it dries.

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Dana M.
Dana M. · Heber City, Utah, US
I have seen this before in a magazine last year but I actually like yours better..smaller and cuter. I will diffidently try this but the only problem I have is locating acorn tops. I live in a very small town and no acorn trees. No stores nearby carry the tops nor crafts shops. On-line I guess. Can't wait to get started and post my Version here. Thanks Happy

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