In the midst of decorating our new home for the fall season, I thought I’d revisit the quilling paper acorns that I had made a few weeks back and see where I could take them.
I played around for a while and … AHA! DIY paper acorn garland!
Then I just had to figure out how to make it work.
I realized pretty early on that the little, tiny acorn caps that I found in our backyard, while great for scattering paper acorns across a table or in a bowl, were just too small for garland purposes. They just wouldn’t really stand out.
Luckily, Mr. Craftery came through. He found some huge acorn caps under a tree outside of his work, and gathered a bunch up on a break one day. What a guy!
First thing’s first: gather supplies.
Because I wanted my paper acorn garland to have a rustic, country look, I chose to use burlap twine as my string. I also needed, my acorn caps, scissors, white glue, my quilling tool, paper strips, and a way to make holes in my acorn caps.
TIP: Drill at your own risk! With such a small surface area, it is easy to have an accident when drilling! Please use all safety precautions, and wear work gloves and protective eye wear. The Papery Craftery is not responsible for any finger injuries, so be safe, people!
This garland will devour some paper, but I think it is worth it!
This is so fun! I love these sweet little acorns! I’ll have to try it!
Awesome, Jamie! I’d love to hear how it goes if you give it a try!
Naomi // My Fair Olinda says
This garland is adorable! I would have never guessed you made them out of paper!
Thanks so much, Naomi! Paper does amazing things!