What better craft supplies are there than natures discarded items? I find it incredibly hard to resist collecting little acorn hats off the sidewalk. To me, it's almost like seeing a coin on the ground and not picking it up... what a waste! So here is a relatively simple tutorial on how to utilize those hundreds of acorn hats you find and can't pass up. (I say relatively simple because this project resulted in numerous puncture wounds on my poor little finger tips).
The supplies are simple enough... acorn hats, glue gun, some pretty twine, a needle felting tool and some wool roving.
Separate a chunk of wool roving and roll into a knotted ball. Your loose rolled ball of wool roving should be roughly twice the size of your desired resulting size.
Carefully begin stabbing the wool.. These needles are sharp!
It took me about 20 puncture wounds to think, "Hey, maybe I should use my felting brush!" The result.. no more injuries! The only downside is that it gives a fuzzy finish to the wool.
Once you have the desired shape and density, glue your hat on your needled ball of wool and tie a piece of twine around the stem.
This is definitely not a quick project and takes a lot of patience, but I think it is so worth it.
How fun are these? They're almost addicting to make. I think if I made enough of them they would look adorable festooned over my fireplace!