It’s that time of year again! Time to decorate the house for Fall and Winter. I’ve been making adorable felted acorns with real acorn caps out of wool roving.
They’re super easy!
And so charming, too!
You’ll need wool roving. Roving is wool that hasn’t been spun into yarn yet.
To make the felted ball part of the acorn, take a small bunch of roving in your hand, dunk it in a bowl of hot water or hot running water at your kitchen sink. Add a little liquid soap and roll it into a ball.
To make the ball bigger, keep adding small flat bits of roving and wrap them carefully around the felted ball to avoid wrinkles, and continue the felting process by dunking in hot water and adding a bit of liquid soap. Continue felting the acorn ball until you get the size you like. You can check to see that the size is correct by fitting on an acorn cap.
Then let it dry on a paper towel.
You’ll also need real acorn caps. I got mine very inexpensively here: www.acorno.com
I also like painting the acorn caps silver, too.
You can add wires (for earrings, necklaces, and ornaments) by drilling a small hole, or by nailing a small nail through the cap and removing it. Add a wire loop and secured it on the inside before hot gluing in a felted ball.
That’s all there is to it! I know you’ll love making these sweet Felted Acorns. Once your friends know you can make these, they’ll be begging you to make them as gifts!
Now I can do that! And you can, too!