fall/Halloween DIY home decor and projects using acorns

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heck just putting acorns in a jar is enough. look how pretty that is? perhaps we should just stop there and be zen masters!? nahhhh.  here are a bunch of great DIYs that you can do around your house this autumn with all of those pretty acorns in your yard! Little House Blog shows you the step by steps to making this simplistic and beautiful acorn tree.

how fun are these mr. acorn heads! this is the perfect and fun DIY to do with your quirky self, or with your kids/nieces/nephews. check it out the step by steps on DIY projects for kids.

how about this spray painted acorn wreath to bring in the cozy holiday season from little things bring smiles.  that’s a lot of acorns!

elegant hanging candle mason jars with acorns from pretty things here and there, and acorn adorned picture frames and mirrors from better homes and gardens and martha stewart.

these are some really cute mod podged acorns from mega crafty.  just cut out a little design and mod podge it on!

boring ornaments no more! hollow out your acorns and create little worlds inside them like they did on lil fish studios. woah trippy!

i always love to find ways to pair nature with candles.  there’s something about the natural elements of wax, acorns, fire and autumn air that just goes together. shoot, that just made me really crave a bon-fire.  anyways, check out this simple candle holder/vase set-up on little birdie secrets. also you can make these super cute floating beeswax candles we found on prettydreamer’s etsy store. you can check out this previous mr. kate post on making your own candles, and apply that technique to this floating acorn candle idea.

simple and beautiful.  gold leafed acorn caps!! from minieco

an easy way to make a pair of fall inspired earrings using an acorn cap and a simple bead from martha stewart. these would not only look great at thanksgiving dinner, but they’d also make a great DIY gift for the holidays!

don’t want to make your own acorn earrings..no worries buy them on bullseyebeads etsy store. also check out these uber simple DIY acorn cap earrings from innasimaginerium

last but not least take some colorful felt balls and acorn caps like they did on these moments of mine and make a pretty and colorful table setting vase.  Or forgo the felt balls and just paint the actual acorn nuts and then glue them back onto their caps like themidnightorange did on her etsy store.

obviously these projects above just barely scratch the surface of all of the things you could do with those precious fallen acorns in your yard.  comment below and let us know what your ideas are, and feel free to attach an image to comment if you have a project you want to share!




  • djellza shala

    omg amazing <3 <3

  • Drew

    I have collected a ton of acorns from my yard, and want to put them simply in a vase for decoration….would you spray them? soak them? in anything to ensure they dont have bugs on them??

    • http://www.mrkate.com/ Mr. Kate

      Spraying them with a spray sealant would be a good way to ensure bugs don’t come creepy crawling out of them. xox

      • Kim

        Bake them at around 200 degrees for at least 30 minutes. it will kill any larva in them. The larva may emerge over a long period of time,, and they can move quicker than you might imagine once they do. They tend to burrow away from the light and can chew through paper bags. Acorns mold easily. The white oak’s especially. Mold spores can be killed by baking acorns at 150 degrees at least for two hours. You can lessen mold growth by washing the acorns in a borax solution. The same as for cleaning houses. Do not store them in airtight and plastic bags unless they are older and fully cured or they will mold, soften and sometimes turn black, as they may if frozen.