Acorn Elves

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Acorn ElvesThese are acorns I gathered near Salem, Massachusetts this fall while on a trip there. They came from my husband's ancestor's property where they settled in 1634. I wanted to make some kind of keepsake out of them and found this idea. So Christmas decorations seemed like a fun idea. I also crafted with my 11-year-old granddaugheter and she had fun making them too.


Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1


Acorn Elves


  1. Paint a white base on the lower portion of the acorn. May need two or three coats of paint. Paint the hat in your choice of color. May need two or three coats of paint. Let dry at least 20 minutes between coats. I chose Christmas green for the hat.
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  3. With a toothpick or small tip paintbrush, paint features on the face. You can use a pencil to draw the facial features prior to painting the face. Here are some ideas that I found on the internet. I used some blush with a qtip to accent the cheeks on the face.
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  5. Cut a piece of ribbon long enough to make a loop to hang onto the Christmas tree. Hot glue gun the ends of the ribbon to the top of the hat. Let dry.

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