Now that fall is here, I’ve started making lots of acorn crafts. For this idea, I needed something larger than the acorns I had collected. I dug through my craft stash and found foam eggs I had purchased at Dollar Tree last Easter. By combining the foam eggs with twine, also from Dollar Tree, I was able to make “acorns” that were just the right size for my project! If you’re not a craft supply hoarder like me, you should be able to find oval foam and paper mache eggs at your local craft store.
- Foam eggs, $1
- Twine, on hand or $1
- Chalkboard paint, on hand or about $3 and up
- Glue gun, on hand
Total: $1 and up
Step one: Paint the foam eggs with chalkboard paint. I just needed two applications for full coverage.
Step two: Glue twine to the larger end of the egg, and begin wrapping. I like mine with a more haphazard, messy look, but you could make a neat coil if you prefer.
Step three: Glue a small loop of twine to the end of the “acorn”.
Prepare the surface by gently rubbing a piece of chalk on it and wiping it off. Now your “acorn” is ready to be embellished with a name, monogram, or anything else you feel like drawing! I used some additional twine so I could attach the place card to a napkin.
A fun twist for Thanksgiving could be to ask each person at the table to write one thing they are thankful for on the acorn, and place it in a bowl. Then you’ll have a pretty, personalized centerpiece that will remind everyone of all the wonderful things you have in your life!