Friday, September 23, 2011

Awesome {styrofoam} acorns tutorial

Okay I am super excited about this project!!  It is an original, no knockoff.  The whole idea came from that little brain of mine!  And the best part?  It turned out even better then I had anticipated!!!  Are you ready for it? I'm worried i've talked it up too much.  I'll let you decide for yourselves...

Gah!  I love them! They are more sparkly in person.

Here's how I made mine.

Stuff you need:

Hemp cord (I found mine at Wally world)
sequin trim and/or rick rack in fun colors
styrofoam spheres and eggs
hot glue gun

Step 1: Cut the tops off of the sphere and egg then glue the top of sphere on to the bottom of the egg.  I used a steak knife to cut my styrofoam.

Step 2: Take your hemp and make a small loop at the end.

Step 3: Find the center of the top of your acorn and poke a hole.  I'm lazy and just use the tip of my glue gun.

Step 4: Add a bit of glue and push loop into hole.

Step 5: Start wrapping, gluing down as you go around.

Step 6: Wrap all the way around and then under the top of the acorn.

Step 7: This is what you should have when you are done wrapping the top.

Step 8: Take trim of your choice and start wrapping, make sure to overlap each row so that none of the white shows through.

And voila! an awesome acorn!!

here's why overlapping is important.

I'm not gonna lie, the ric rack ones were not as easy.  They weren't hard it just took more creativity to get it to cover the styrofoam nicely.

Now go make some for yourselves!

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  1. These are so adorable!!! I think I like the dark copper color the fall! I can see them hanging from a branch or in your window. Your brain is working overtime...and the results are awesome.

  2. these are so cute! i like the sequin ones best so glad they were the easier ones to make! great idea!

  3. Darling! Isn't it fun when you realize that you have an idea that someone else didn't think of?

  4. Awesome is right! These are so cute! Way to go! I am going to share this post on my blog if you don't mind.

  5. You should link up at Gwenny Penny Point of view linky.

  6. Adorable! I love a little sparkle for any holiday or season! I am thinking about breaking my no spend rule for the month to run out and purchase supplies for this project.

  7. DUDE!!!!! Etsy shop these! Seriously!!!!! I want some!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is that enough exclamation points for ya!!??

  8. These are incredible!! I love the bling :)

  9. What a cute sparkly craft! I love the sequins!

  10. Ooooooooh, I love them! So pretty!! I heart sequins so very much.

  11. I love these, Andi!!! The sequins are awesome :) Great colors, too. And thanks for linking up to Point of View!

  12. This is a great tutorial and I just posted a link on the StyroCraft Facebook page. Thank you, Andi, and happy Thanksgiving! Sharon

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