Acorns might be unattractive to your yard, and they might be attracting animals, but this doesn’t mean you should discard them. After picking up acorns with an acorn rake, yard vacuum or any other acorn tool, don’t dispose of the acorns. This is because there are plenty of things you can do with fallen acorns.
Are you one of the people that are wondering, “what can I do with fallen acorns?” here are some of the things you can do:
Make acorn figures
If you have the time and you are artistic, consider making acorn figures. There are plenty of figures you can make. You only need to settle on the one that is easy for you and has a deeper meaning.
To make the figures you need glue to bring the acorns together. You also need matchsticks and toothpicks to make the arms and legs. The cool thing with making the figures is that you can make them with the children.
Due to this, you not only get rid of acorns from your yard, you also promote the artistic abilities in your children.
Make acorn photo frames
Do you love photos? You can make elegant and unique frames using acorns. The cool thing is that a DIY photo frame is easy to make.
For you to make it you need to buy a plain wooden frame then glue the acorns around it, until you have completely covered the wood.
You should then glue the acorns in a row for a neat finish. Are you looking for an abstract look? Glue the acorns randomly.
To create variations on the frame, make use of baby pine cones, dried twigs, and any other items that might be of interest to you.
Other than making the frames for yourself, you can even go out of your way and make it a business where you make them for your friends and relatives.
Candles are romantic and come with their unique level of class. For you to make acorn candles you should fill acorn cups with a tiny amount of colored wax and add a wick. Candles are extremely fast to make and you don’t need to invest anything.
In fact, you can make them from tiny scraps of wax from other candles and place them anywhere you want. When making and using the candles, pay attention to fire safety as you don’t want to cause a fire or injure yourself in the process.
Wreaths are common during the holiday seasons, but you can make them any time. After all, you have acorns to make them with.
For you to make the wreath you need to glue the acorns to a base ring. If you have made wreaths before, you shouldn’t have any problems constructing this one.
For you to add some elegance to the wreath, add other materials such as pine cones, dried berries, cinnamon sticks, dried flowers, and even dried apple slices to the wreath.
When it comes to the base layer, use silk leaves. The cool thing with them is that they don’t lose their color and don’t crumble over time.
How about creating something that you can wear? With acorns, you can make earrings, necklaces, and even bracelets that will give you a seasonal look in your fall wardrobe.
For you to make necklaces, earrings, and other pieces, you don’t need to invest a lot or require special equipment.
All you need are acorns, strings, and natural objects. If you prefer having the upmarket style, you should go with wooden, leather, metal, and glass beads.
You should note that making the jewellery has a learning curve, but with determination, you will get there.