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!)
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.
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.
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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