Acorns are a great way to bring a bit of autumn into your home. Back in 2014, I was experimenting with metallic crepe paper and created some acorns to use as fall decorations. So I thought it was time to create a new design for this classic fall project — as well as a video tutorial to guide you as you craft your own crepe paper acorns.
Not only is this a new design, but since 2014 I have made more of an effort to use more sustainable craft materials. Instead of foam balls, you will see in my video that I use cotton spun balls for these crepe paper acorns. To get started, just gather the tools and materials below. Then download our acorn pattern and watch the video for my step-by-step tutorial.
We’re Nutty for this Craft Project
Since fall months are a time for harvesting, I love the idea of making crepe paper acorns to use as table decor for Thanksgiving. If you saw my paper leaf chandelier last week, then you got a glimpse of my Thanksgiving table. After crafting these crepe paper acorns, I placed some on my table near my Thanksgiving centerpiece, which I will share this Friday!
I just love these little acorns and think you will too. They’re so easy to create and they will look amazing on your Thanksgiving table! You may remember my paper acorns that I filled with pecan pieces a few years ago. Well this year we created cornucopia cones instead and filled them with a nut mix. So simple and fun!
If you make these crepe paper acorns for Thanksgiving, I’d love to see how you decorate with them. Along with using them as table decor, you could use them as part of your centerpiece or in a metallic leaf wreath. Remember to share pictures with me at email@example.com or on Instagram with #MadeWithLia. Happy fall crafting! ~ Lia and team
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- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (recommended)
- Craft Scissors
- Detail Scissors
- Pinking Shears
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Lia Griffith Extra Fine Metallic Crepe Paper — Copper, Gold
- Cotton Spun Balls – 30mm
Explore More Fall Crafts
For more acorn-inspired crafts, check out our acorn pillows, felt coffee sleeves, and wrapping paper. You can also browse all of our Thanksgiving and fall ideas for a variety of seasonal projects.
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What is the size of the finished acorn?
They are about 1 to 1.25 inches.