11/21/10

Glittery Acorns

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When I was growing up, my Mom used to make BEAUTIFUL pinecone wreaths! I used to think she was a little crazy when she'd pull the car over and say, "everyone out, help me gather these pinecones!" anytime we'd pass a pine tree! I guess it's true when they say you become your mother because I am now that crazy lady!



I've been in Oklahoma for 3 1/2 years now, but have never noticed the beautiful pinecones or acorns that fall from the trees this time of year! On my way into the doctor's office the other day, I noticed HUNDREDS of big beautiful acorns under some trees. I shamelessly asked the nurse for a bag to collect them in and and then tried to ignore the strange stares I was getting as I grabbed handfuls of acorns and shoved them into my bag on my way out, so worth it! Here is my loot! I would have grabbed more, but my bag was starting to spill over!

I planned on gluing the tops back on and using them for vase fillers, then I saw Tashia from Home Inspired Bliss add glitter! So pretty! I ran to Michael's and picked up some Martha Stewart glitter, I've been looking for a reason to get some anyway! I used Bronze for the tops and Brownstone for the bottoms.

Adding the glitter was a little more time consuming than I thought, so I've only made a handful, but I think they would look pretty mixed in with some plain ones. I've also contemplated spray painting some of them silver. I haven't quite decided what I'm going to do yet, but here they are, all BEDAZZLED as my husband likes to jokingly call them!





I just hot glued the tops back on once the glitter and glue was dry. I'm happy with the way they turned out, LOVE Martha's glitter! I was originally thinking they would be good for Thanksgiving, but I think all glammed up, they'll work for Christmas too!


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17 comments:

Leanne said...

Those are gorgeous. I know it's almost Thanksgiving, but I might have to make some any way.

TinyStitches said...

Beautiful!! I'm with Leanne, I think I'm going to need to make a handful of these. So pretty!

Mom B. said...

So beautiful! I'll have to dig out my acorns from the boxes in the attic!

Yes Megan, you have become your crazy mother!

jengd said...

These turned out beautifully! Wish I'd thought to collect some acorns from our yard before we moved!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Love the way these turned out! And the colors are perfect!

Tashia said...

It was me!

http://homeinspiredbliss.blogspot.com/2010/09/glittery-goodness.html

Yours look great too!

Tashia

Jingle said...

Oh, I love these!!!! Thanks for the tip!

Megan said...

Yes Tashia!!! It was you! Thanks! I'll add your link!

Becca said...

These are soooooo cute Megs! I love them almost as much as I love you!

Chrissy said...

They turned out really cute. I like that you used different shades of brown glitter. So nice.

Stacia said...

These look great! I collected a BUNCH of acorns on my last vacation. The only problem ended up being when I put them in a clear glass container (with a lid) and bugs started to emerge! No more keeping them wrapped up!
I seriously like the glittery-ness here!

Fotf said...

They do look stunning and my mum was just the same when i was a kid keeping pine cones and spraying them and doing stuff and i never appreciated it then but now i have become her and am missing collecting anything, i'm sure there must be a tree somewhere :) Happy Thanksgiving :)

Kim said...

I have glitter acorns in my current post. Great minds, right?

Home and Heart said...

Love these! Wish we had acorns!

Michelle said...

those are GORGEOUS! you are so creative to think of that! i remember those acorns of the midwest...wishing i had some now!

Chris said...

These are gorgeous. What a simply elegant decoration.

mollyeleen said...

I found you through pinterest, LOVE your acorns and mentioned you on my blog http://mollyeleen.wordpress.com/2012/10/27/day-27-oh-no-maybe-not/