We had a ton of fun making these DIY Fall Decor Acon balls!
A few months ago while on an evening walk with my husband, we were walking on the campus of our hometown’s college. I found the MOTHER LOAD of acorns! Right in front of Towers Hall! Luckily, it was late summer and students were not on campus yet so I convinced my husband to go for another evening walk so we could collect my acorns. We collected 3 grocery bags full! (MORE ACORN PROJECTS TO COME IN THE FUTURE).
Armed with acorns in hand we set off to make our Simple Fall DIY Acorn Balls…
I would like to thank my daughter Hannah for heading up this easy Autumn home decor project. Hannah, you did a great job figuring this out from my initial idea! It is great to have TALENTED children.
various sizes of circle foam balls
brown spray paint
1. Take a Fall walk and collect acorns…small acorns work best!
2. Spray-paint foam balls brown. Make sure you wear a mask.
3. Using a hot glue gun, glue on acorns starting at the top of the ball and attaching each acorn in a circular pattern. If you are doing this project with young children use craft glue instead of a glue gun to avoid burns. Press each acorn deeply into the foam balls making an impression in the foam. *WARNING Do not let young children use a hot glue gun.
I hope you will enjoy making this LOVELY Fall Project!
Janelle Esker is the grateful wife of Michael and homeschooling mother of six amazing children. She lives with her family, 4 cats, 1 dog, 3 ducks and 12 chickens in scenic Ohio. Janelle received her B.A. in Education from Ohio Northern University. She is the author of CHOSEN: One Family’s Journey with Autism.