Gold Glittered and Painted Acorns

gold painted and glitter acorns

If you haven’t noticed yet, I’m all about working the cheap or free angle for a lot of my projects lately.  We’re down to a one-teaching-salary-income this year, and it just means I get to be extra creative in my thrifty upcycled projects.  Needless to say, I love the challenge.  This acorn project – FREE!  (Mainly because I have too many craft supplies stored up in my house, but still, even if not, it would still be super cheap!)

gold painted acorns

I used gold acrylic paint on the bottoms of some of the acorns, and glue and gold glass glitter on the tops of some of the acorns.  I actually think I’m going to bring my girls acorn hunting again, so we can make some glittered bottoms and painted tops to throw in the mix.

fall acorn centerpiece glass jar

I think these would be adorable scattered on a table centerpiece, or placed in glass jars.  I added a smaller votive holder to the top of one of my jars that the candle can sit in, but you could also just stick a candle right in the acorns.

acorn glass jars

While I was painting these little guys, inspiration struck for my Thanksgiving table setting.  I actually don’t even know if I’m hosting anyone this year, nor have I ever decorated my table for a holiday, but I’m all about pushing myself this year.  Stay tuned for my vintage nature-inspired Thanksgiving centerpiece and table setting!

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4 thoughts on “Gold Glittered and Painted Acorns

  1. Good Morning Jenny!! Just popping in to let you know your post has been picked as a feature at the Welcome Home Wednesday Link Party! Stop by this morning to see your feature and link up! Don’t forget to grab your “Featured Button” too!

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