Fall Project: Acorn Painting

I recently went hiking and decided to start collecting some of the cute acorns I found. I only had an empty water bottle with me to carry the acorns, but a plastic sealable bag would have worked better. I didn’t collect too many acorns as I wasn’t sure what kind of craft project I would make. I now wish I had collected more than the 30 I grabbed.

When I got home, I scrubbed the acorns with water and an old towel to clean off the dirt. I then placed the acorns in the oven at 200 degrees for 2 hours because I read the heats kills any potential insects.

To paint acorns, you’ll need spray paint, a glue gun, and newspaper.


First, I super glued the tops back on the acorns because many of the tops fell off in the oven.


Finally, I was ready to spray paint the acorns. Living in a city, I don’t have much space so I prepped my tiny balcony for the final steps in the project. You’ll need to find an outdoor space to use the spray paint.


I spray painted half the acorns gold and the other half silver. Once I spray painted half of the acorns, I let them dry, flipped them over, and then painted the other side.


Once they were completely dry, I added them to a candle display (from IKEA) that I already owned.

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Happy crafting!


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