Play with texture and color to make this large autumn quilling paper acorn that’s perfect for framing or cards!

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Brown quilling paper acorn in frame | The Papery Craftery

There is no denying that this year has been crazy at best.

And I, for one, am ready to start winding down 2020. That means ushering in fall and all those cozy fall decorations and crafts!

So this year, I decided to do a spin on the quilled pumpkin that I created last year. I loved that project because I was able to make a ton of paper swirls and also use color to give the pumpkin a 3D look.

I took that same idea and added some extra texture with my paper crimper for the acorn cap. It does sort of look like the crinkly bumps on the cap in real life, right? Contrasted with the smooth lines of the swirls, there’s loads of character in these little acorns.

The best part of this type of project is that you can really make it your own. I haven’t included any measurements so you can make your swirls any size or shape you wish! Just have fun and play!

Don’t forget to print your own acorn to start with!

Once you can click on the image of the acorn template below, you can print your own copy.

Autumn quilling paper acorn for crafts | The Papery Craftery

Then watch the video below and start quilling away!

Don’t forget to let me know in the comments below how your acorn turned out and how you’re going to display it. I framed mine, but it would work on a card, too!

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