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DIY Clay Acorns and Felt Pinecones

The holidays are here and we have another related DIY for you that is inexpensive and easy.

You will need:

Different colors of felt
Styrofoam eggs
Hot glue and gun
Air-dry clay

First, we will make the acorns because they will take a while to dry. Pinch off a small amount of clay and roll it out into a ball, then roll it into more of a cylinder shape, but don’t go too narrow with it.


Then begin to pinch out the edge where the shell meets the nut and create a lip. Then very gently pinch out your top and bottom pieces. That’s it! Now let them dry for 24-48 hours.


Next are our felt pinecones.

Cut out long strips of felt that are about one inch wide then begin to cut out scallops all the way down the strip.


Roll up a few inches of one end, dab some hot glue on the tip of your egg and press the bottom of your roll on it and push down.


Continue to add glue to your egg and wrap your felt around it. Be careful not to let any of the egg show through.


Once you get to the other end, leave a 1-1.5 inch in diameter circle. We are going to make a bottom piece to finish this off. Cut out a shape something like this and glue it to the bottom, making sure to cover all rough edges.


Do this a few times and you are done! You can add some dead tree branches or some colorful leaves underneath them to make a cute display.



Wendy is a facebook administrator and editor for Modern Day Moms. She is a multi-purpose mom (aren’t we all, really?) who loves home decor, couponing, sewing, photography, Pinterest, frugal living… ok, pretty much all the same things that most women love! She enjoys spending time with her family and friends while living on the gulf coast. Her two Boston Terriers - Oscar and Lily - occasionally make appearances on MDM.



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