How to Turn Acorns into Beautiful Fall Decor

How to Turn Acorns into Beautiful Fall Decor

I recently wrote an article titled “Fall into Autumn,” which appears in the fall edition of the magazine South Jersey MOM. (If you want to read it click here and head to page 12. It’s my first published article in a magazine so I was really excited to see it!) I write about all of the fun things that there are to do in the season. One of those things happens to be collecting acorns and painting them.  (Did I mention that I love the fall?)

The other day, I enlisted the help of my kiddos to collect some acorns. We took a stroll and started on a hunt.  We didn’t have to look too hard because they were all over. This entertained them for quite a while.  They loved it!

Here’s what we ended up with:


From there, we took them home where I’d prepare them for painting. I knew I wanted to use metallic acrylic paint so I went to A.C. Moore and grabbed a few fall colors: worn penny, festive green, rich espresso and metallic gold.


I couldn’t wait to get started so I followed a few simple instructions here on how to paint the acorns properly.

This is how they turned out:

Now what?

Grab yourself a mason jar, a glue gun, and get creative!

I put the acorns in the jar and intermixed the colorful foil-like fall leaves that I used for my last mason jar craft. I chose a chocolate-colored ribbon (9.5 mm x 2.74 mm) from Walmart to wrap around the lid.

(Acorns are delicate so be careful when transferring them to the jar.  Try not to dump them in too quickly because the tops may fall off.  If they do, it’s ok.  You just may have to glue them back on.)

I found a gorgeous fall floral pick (with the help of my awesome mom❤️) at A.C. Moore that I also glued. I displayed the finished product on our mantle. It’s no surprise that acorns make such a beautiful decoration.

Here’s a close-up so you can see the gorgeous colors of the acorns inside. So pretty and perfect for fall!

Painting isn’t the only thing you can do with acorns.  There are so many acorn crafts to choose from. You can find TEN more gorgeous ideas here!

Have fun🍁🍂

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