Once you have collected all of your acorns for your upcoming fall themed DIY project, the first step is to clean the acorns. Acorns can be filled with little bugs and worms, which you definitely do not want to carry into your home. Soak all the acorns you collect in water for at least an hour. Once they are thoroughly soaked, you will want to arrange them on a cookie sheet. Bake them for an hour at 200 or 250 degrees. Let your acorns cool and now they are ready to handle all of your DIY projects.

Acorn Cap Ornament


  • Acorn Caps
  • Craft Paint &Brush
  • 3” Styrofoam Ball
  • Floral Wire
  • Narrow Ribbon
  • Silver Glitter
  • Mod Podge
  • Hot Glue Gun

The first step is to paint the Styrofoam ball with your craft paint. Once the paint is dry, start pushing the acorn caps into the foam. You may need to put a small dab of glue on the tip of the caps to get them to stay. Now, you will want to bend the wire in half and shove into the ball. Push the wire into the ball and secure a piece of ribbon around the end of it. Use your Mod Podge and brush it onto the caps and then pour the glitter all over your caps. Tie your ribbon and it is ready to hang!

acorn ornament

Acorn Picture Frame


  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Acorn Caps
  • Picture Frame

This simple DIY project can be completed in the matter of a few minutes. The first step is to separate the caps from about 60 acorns for a standard 8’’ by 10’’ picture frame. Once you have the caps removed, use your glue gun to put glue around the edges of the picture frame. Push the acorn caps onto the picture frame where the glue is and wait for everything to dry. Enjoy your fall themed picture frame!

acorn frame

Acorn Napkin Ring


  • Acorns
  • Power Drill
  • Wire

Each napkin ring will take about 15 or so acorns depending upon the size of your acorns and the bulkiness of your napkins. The first step is to drill holes into both sides of each acorn. Next you will thread wire through the holes of each acorn, alternating the acorns top and bottom so they lay better together. Twist the ends of the wire together once you reach the end and then trim off the excess wire. Slide your napkin through the acorn ring and place it on your fall themed table.

acorn napkin ring

Next time you have to go outside and rake leaves or you just want to spend sometime in the great outdoors, check for acorns. They make beautiful decorations and all of these DIY projects are fairly simple and cheap to complete. Check out our blog every Monday for more DIY projects and ideas!