Make it: Acorn Vase

I’m sharing how to make an acorn vase for fall! Follow a few simple steps (including the oven temp needed to kill the bugs lurking inside)! This affordable craft for fall is such a fun and inexpensive way to add a unique, one of a kind look to your home.

How to make an acorn vase for fall

FREE! Music to my ears.

Thanks Mother Nature for the supplies to deck my home for fall.

The next time you’re out for a walk, start looking at branches, pinecones, rocks and acorns in a new light and you just might be amazed at what you can create.

How to make an acorn vase - follow these DIY instructions

How to Make an Acorn Vase

Supplies:  acorns, plastic container, hot glue gun, brown spray paint or craft paint

Acorn Craft Supplies - make an acorn vase!

1) Take advantage of child labor and send your kids into the yard to collect acorns (or just gather them yourself).

2) Heat the acorns to kill any bugs hiding inside.  I know, gross but true (I saw a few little white wriggling guys among my acorns).  Sort through your stash and throw away any acorns with holes or rot then line an old cookie sheet with tinfoil, pour the acorns onto the sheet, put in the oven for two hours at 200 degrees (shake the pan every 1/2 hour or so to prevent burning).  Let them cool on the pan overnight or until completely cool.

3) Paint a clean plastic container with brown spray paint and let dry (I used metallic copper because that’s what I had on hand).

4) Start hot gluing acorns onto the container beginning at the bottom  and working your way around.  Start a new row above and keep going until the container is covered.  Now you can go back in with smaller acorns and layer them over bare areas.

Note:  Make sure none of the acorns go below the bottom of the container or it will not stand upright.  If any caps are missing, simply hot glue them onto the acorn (or just use without the caps).

5) Add your favorite flower (I cut some sedums), set on your windowsill and admire nature’s beauty (and your craftiness).

Here’s to simple fall crafts.

Tour my Fall Home Here

Love this beautiful white farmhouse kitchen with a huge vase of hydrangeas

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  1. LOL! Love the vase….and I laughed out loud when I saw the wriggly worm comment….don’t even get me started on acorns and bugs. 🙂 The projects are amazing and happy fall to you.

    Happy day to you rock star!

  2. The cutest idea! I love all the texture. I wish I had some Acorns or Pine Cones around here! I will pick up a bunch of dried grass, there is plenty of that while I am walking around!

  3. Nice! I’ve been picking up acorns when we walk the dog. Plus, found two awesome lichen covered branches in my yard that are coming inside. Do you think I need to spray coat them with a clear finish or can I just leave natural? Thanks Kelly. 🙂

  4. This is adorable and I a huge acorn lover!! Thanks for telling us to heat them up and about the bugs. For some reason I never thought of that, pretty stupid, LOL!!! I voted yesterday!


  5. Kelly:
    Great post. I have three inedible Chestnut trees in my yard and as it is the Fall here in PEI the Chestnuts
    are ready to be picked. I certainly could adapt them to your vase idea here. As they are so pretty I was wondering if you have any ideas How I could use them in a DIY craft. I tried placing them in a glass container, but they went moldy. Thanks

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