I like to embrace the changing season by bringing a little fall decor into my home. My DIY paper acorn is a cute project for lovers of fall. And it is super simple to make!

Because of the intricate cuts, we recommend using a cutting machine to save you some time. But this project is also easy to cut by hand with a detail knife.

Love to decorate for fall? Go nuts!

One thing we love about this project is how versatile it is. And since they are easy to craft, you can make a bunch in no time at all. You could string a bunch of these paper acorns together to make a cute fall garland, place them in a bowl as a pretty fall decoration, or fill them with goodies and use them for your table place setting! 

To make my paper acorn I used two shades of metallic paper. The top is a shimmering copper color which I am utterly in love with. And for the bottom half of the paper acorn I used a rich gold metallic. 

Skill level: Beginner

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How to Make a Metallic Paper Acorn

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the pattern below.
  2. Cut the pattern pieces, using either your scissors or a cutting machine.
  3. Fold and roll the base, gluing each tab down as you go.
  4. Glue side tab of paper acorn closed.

Full tutorial available for members to download below.

photo tutorial for paper acorn by Lia Griffith
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