Awesome Acorn Wreath; Thrifty and SOOOO Cute

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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!!!

Comments

  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:

    Hello
    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…..you don't have squirrels going after it, do you?
    =0)

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

    http://affordingcommoncents.blogspot.com

  6. Keepers at Home says:

    Following you from Meet me Monday Blog Hop. Please follow back at
    http://gardenofgiveaways.blogspot.
    com
    Thanks!!
    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!!!

    -Ali
    http://www.brownbagpartybyali.blogspot.com

  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.
    *Charlotte

  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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