Awesome Acorn Wreath; Thrifty and SOOOO Cute


I ran across this post by Dana at “Made”, and filed it under “To Do” right away. The following day, i scored a the above straw wreath at Goodwill for $0.99. It was meant to be. I went to the local dog park and found the perfect almond shaped acorns. Some of them I had to decapitate (remove their hats), but most of them were hatless.

I returned home with 2 plastic grocery bags a little over half way full. I tell you this because I had to go back for more acorns. Get them all. It takes more than it looks like it would.
I tossed them in the sink and washed them with dish detergent, rinsed, then put on a large cookie sheet and baked at 350 degrees for 15 minutes to rid them of any living beings (apparently maggots can happen if this step is skipped – Yuck). Then I haphazardly hot glued them all over the straw wreath (leaving out the back, so the wreath will lie flat against the wall). For the bow, I ripped a piece of fabric and… that is it. $0.99 plus time spent hunting acorns, plus strip of fabric and some hot glue action. Not bad! (Add a few dollars for some spray paint, which I had on hand).
Check out these beautiful spray painted versions Dana posted…

I love the look of these. I can’t wait to spray paint mine. I think I will stay with the natural color for awhile. Oh, who am I kidding, I will be making more. The wonderful thing about spray painting them is that they can be displayed all year round, not just holiday time. I am struck with a wreath obsession this year.
What are your wreath ideas? Post pics, please. I am inspired by you!!!


  1. Hopping over from the Halloween Blog hop. Thanks for stopping by. What a great wreath..I might have to try this one myself :) Now following.

  2. Welcome To My Kitchen says:

    Im a new follower from the blog hop. Like your wreaths. have a good night and hope to get a follow back

  3. My name means Wisdom says:

    OMG! That is such a great idea!

  4. Dixie Mom says:

    Those look so cool! Love that idea for fall.
    Found you on one fine day.

  5. Cute wreath… don't have squirrels going after it, do you?

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for following. I am now following you too. Happy Monday!

  6. Keepers at Home says:

    Following you from Meet me Monday Blog Hop. Please follow back at
    The wreaths are very creative!

  7. Hi found you on the blog hop and now I'm your newest follower-come back and follow me!

  8. MyBrownBagChick says:

    following u back. Thanks 4 stopping by! I LOVE ur blog!!!


  9. Show Me Mama says:

    wow, that is really nice- I love it a lot :)

  10. Mommyhood Mayhem says:

    LOVE IT! I'm completely inspired! I have TONS (maybe literally) of acorns in my yard from 3 huge oak trees. I'm making one for me, my mom, my sister, my best friend, and… :) Thanks for this adorable idea.

  11. Love these wreaths and I may try my hand at one of them this year or save it in my archives for next year! Thanks for being a new follower – I am now your latest follower too and can't wait to check out your blog more and get to know you. Have a great day! :) xoxoxo

  12. amber heagerty says:

    Love the wreath!Now I'll be on an acorn hunt for sure :)

  13. Your wreath turned out just like something from pottery barn! Nice!

  14. Oh so adorable! I love the green wreath. I think I may attempt making one!

    I just wanted to say "hi." I'm a new follower. I found you from the It's Almost Friday Hop! :)

    Also, I'm having a $10 Target gift card giveaway on my blog, stop by and check it out!

    Tamara from
    a southerner, a yankee and a mixed breed (or two!)

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