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, which I have hung on my Christmas tree and used them in my Christmas displays. I used the same colours as my needle felted roses.
Needle felted acorns
Tools and Materials
- Acorn caps
- Undyed merino wool tops
- Antique pink roving
- Teal merino wool tops
- Pale jade merino wool tops
- PVA glue
- Martha Stewart crystal coarse glitter
- 8cm long strips of 3mm double faced satin ribbon
Needle felted acorns, How-to step by step
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.
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.
Now hanging on my tree...
Have a sweet day!