**While I’m busy welcoming a new baby into our home *woohoo!* I’m having some of my blogging friends step in and share some rad posts with you all. Please give them some love and enjoy their creative ways!**
Hello everyone! I’m Emily and I am guest posting for my friend Colleen as she snuggles her new little bundle of joy! I blog over at Table & Hearth and share all about my home decor, DIY, craft, and recipe endeavors in our little builder-basic home on the Texas coast.
The project I’m sharing with y’all today was inspired by memories from back home in north Texas. One thing I missed when I moved from north to south Texas for graduate school ten years ago (and then stayed) was the trees. Big, beautiful oak trees. My family still lives up there and one of my aunts has a beautiful home nestled in awesome oak woodlands. I don’t know what species they are but they’re acorns are just the cutest little guys with their large size and super fuzzy caps. I asked my mom to send me a batch of them to craft with (of course).
I wanted to really show these guys off so a shadowbox was in order. Here are the (very few) supplies I used:
- Deep shadowbox – mine is 10×10″
- Various shades of craft paint (I used chalk paint from my stash)
- Hot glue gun
I started by removing the caps (most just take a little twist to come out) and painting a couple coats of the paint on each acorn.
Then, I just hot-glued the cap back onto each one (except this one which I forgot to paint first, doh!) and also glued the cardstock onto the backing and cut it to size. I used a Kraft-paper colored piece to keep it earthy and slightly rustic.
I arranged the colors randomly before gluing each one down. I just love the little stems and the tiny little ones on top of them. So cute!
That’s it! The shadowbox is nice and deep and shows them off perfectly.
This would be an easy and quick craft as a gift for someone, or to showcase acorns found on a trip or a special place. I’d love to make another one with all different species (#nerdalert).
Thanks so much to Colleen for having me over today, and thank y’all for checking it out! Here’s some other projects you may like (apparently I have a thing for acorns):
I’d love to have you guys follow along with me too!