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How to Make an Acorn Garland

Jane and Sonja
Add a touch of nature to your space with a beautiful DIY garland using freshly foraged acorns.
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  • acorns
  • drill with small drill bit
  • fishing line with sewing needle
  • scissors
  • DecoArt Chalky Finish paint in Heritage and Everlasting
  • paintbrush
  • tassel


  • Mix equal parts Heritage with Everlasting to prepare light orange paint color.
  • Using a paintbrush, paint the lower part of each acorn (not the cap) in a mix of Heritage, Everlasting and the lighter orange paint color.
  • Add extra coats of paint for more coverage as needed.
  • Once dry, use a drill to drill small holes through the acorn just below the cap. Hold the acorn carefully to avoid injury with the drill. Repeat this with all the acorns.
  • Cut a long piece of fishing line and thread it through the eye of the needle.
  • Begin threading the fishing line through the acorns in a random or repeating pattern.
  • Create a fun tassel and attach it to the end of the garland.
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