Sunday, October 21, 2018

felt acorns

These felt acorns have been a long time in the making. I collected the acorn caps during a visit to Lake George three years ago!

The caps are glued onto little wool balls that I made. There are lots of online tutorials for making wool balls, but they all basically say the same thing: wind a piece of wool roving (combed fleece) into a loose ball, saturate it with hot soapy water, and gently roll it between your hands until the fibers bind together into a tight little ball of wool. It took me a few tries to get the hang of it, but I eventually came up with 24 wool acorns. I drilled a small hole in each cap and put a loop of embroidery floss in for hanging.

I finished the acorns at the end of the summer, but spent a long time searching for the right way to display them. I finally found this little wire tree from Joann. I like how the felt leaves coordinate with the acorns!

Another cute display idea I saw was an acorn garland. I have plenty of wool left, so Mae and I will have to collect some more acorn caps for future wooly projects!

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