As the weather starts to turn cool and chilly, it’s time to nestle in and bring out hot, soothing autumn-colored decorations. Pinecones, leaves and pumpkins have long been component of Thanksgiving; today acorns are starting to produce ground as a popular and conveniently free alternative for tabletops and mantels. Have a look at these DIY suggestions and ready-made selections that feature this easy-to-find nut.
Woodland Acorn Floating Candles – $21
For a romantic, candlelit dinner for 2 or another intimate autumn gathering, set the mood with these fun-size acorn candles. They float, so make sure you set them in water for the full effect.
Felted Acorns by Fairyfolk – $25
For a creative strategy to holiday decorating, then place some twigs in a rock-filled vase and hang those cute felt acorns from the branches.
Take the bobbing-for-apples look to another level with this inventive DIY centerpiece from Doreen in Hymns and Verses. Because of the easy-to-find materials, it’s a great last-minute decorating option for any autumn get-together.
Hint: Before bringing acorns inside, it’s a fantastic idea to clean them completely to be sure you’re not bringing in any bugs. Simply rinse the acorns into a bowl and gently scrub them with a soft brush. Check for holes in the shells and throw any that look suspicious. Let them air dry completely. Optional: After washing the acorns, bake them on a foil-lined cookie sheet at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes.
Anita Diaz for Far Above Rubies
For a simple, festive centerpiece, place real or faux acorns in a glass hurricane and include a candle. Simple!
The holiday season is a superb time to add some sparkle, therefore bling out your acorns with paint. Laura from Finding Home travelled with golden to match those hot fall tones.
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Acorn Salt and Pepper Shakers With Leaf Tray – $14.95
Bring a refreshingly different autumn color to your tabletop with these cute forest-green salt and pepper shakers. The foliage makes passing the salt (and performing cleanup) a cinch.
Rather than reaching for your normal wreath this year, branch out with this easy-to-make acorn wreath from Dana in Made.
Whenever your cake stand isn’t displaying yummy desserts, let it be a centerpiece. Fill it with leaves, pumpkins and oversize wooden acorns for a nice touch of autumn.
Acorn Jingle Bells – $12.99
If the weather has you in the Christmas spirit, blend the holiday in your autumn decor by placing these fun acorn jingle bells in a basket or adding into a garland.
For a shabby-chic fall centerpiece, fill a worn out whitewashed crate with acorns on a bed of dried moss.