Do Acorns Blush? Our DIY ones do!

Isn’t this one of the cutest acorns that you have ever seen? It’s a shy one too – hence the blushed cheeks.

I went on the HUNT for acorns around my hood to make this project. My morning walk turned into an ab and back workout bending to gather these. I swear a squirrel gave me the evil eye for grabbing some of these goods. I briefly imaged this happening to me.

Drawing the faces on the acorns was inspired by Marie’s version at Make and Take (totally adorable too! Check out her site). When I spotted it (ehem, more than 2 years go, eek. Yeah, time flys bye quickly) I added it to my give-it-a-try-diy list. Last week I met up with a pal Debra to relax, chat, and craft away making these cuties below. Debra made the lil vampire below (isn’t it the cutest thing!).

Most acorns already came with the “hat” attached, but those that didn’t we simply glued them on:

This time I didn’t fight with my glue gun like I did here (it didn’t attack me with its scorching hot lava).

We added magnet to the back of the acorn so we can attach the cutie-pies to our fridges. I think they would also be great in offices since they r usually filled with metal cabinets – maybe decorate the cabinet with a cute magnet … could cheer up any employee by looking at them or throwing them at a fellow co-worker. Hey, whatever float your boat (ha!).

I gave the lil fellow below some blue eyes .. and actually left him without a hat (I call him baldy).

There are so many goofy and fun faces you can draw … glasses, bucked teeth, cyclopes, etc fun etc.

Do you have any crafty DIY projects that you ‘intend’ (oooone day) to make but have procrastinated from doing as well? 

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10 Responses to Do Acorns Blush? Our DIY ones do!

  1. antonio says:

    What a great idea : )

  2. Gloria says:

    I remember doing this when I was little! So cute!

  3. Tanvir says:

    OMG! what a great idea…sadly we do not have acorns where i live, but we do have other stuff!

    • Ada says:

      Hi Tanvir. Cute isn’t it! Hey, if you live in the USA I’ll be happy to mail you some acorn for you/family to decorate w cute faces. Seriously, I’ll be happy to send some : ) Just let me know.

      • Tanvir says:

        Yes it is absolutely cute! Sadly I live in India so very difficult to get hold of these here, maybe my friends or relatives can bring some over when they visit..! Thanks you so much for the offer..
        but we have lots of pine trees here so i use pine cones in all sizes for a similar craft!..and the same could be done on walnut shells i guess 🙂

      • Ada says:

        Oh, walnuts would be adorable too (maybe using paint / vibrant colors) !!! I have seen your blog – you are VERY CREATIVE – so I am sure whatever you come up with will look spectacular! Pine cone projects are FUN TOO. Here’s a peek at the garland I made: http://www.adasinteriordesign.com/mm_pineconegarland/

      • Tanvir says:

        Thank you sooo much Ada! Saw your post about pine cone garlands and OMG it is so attractive.. i have so many ideas running through my head about where i would hang mine once i make it :). maybe on my bedroom doorway!

      • Ada says:

        Garland on bedroom doorway sounds BEAUTIFUL! If you create it, I hope you have a chance to send me a photo. Have FUN!!!!

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