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Let the Crafting Begin!

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Ok!  I realize that I am a little early.  Here it is September 11, and fall doesn’t officially begin until Tuesday, September 22.   But seriously, aren’t you ready for some fall fun?  Let’s start enjoying the wondrous blessings of the fall season.  I have started bringing out a few items of festive decor, and those warm colors of fall just make the house seem so much cozier.  Add a bit of spicy cinnamon to the candle warmer and voila…I have entered the happy

The fun craft ideas are certainly abundant–some old favorites as well as all of the new ones that people create every year.  So before we look at some of the fun craft ideas, I want to share with you a coupon code I for some crafting supplies that you need to be sure to have on hand.

COUPON CODES BELOW…………

Stock Up on Craft Supplies ~

 

Look at this awesome set of 100 fineliner pens.  I use these babies for so many different things…from crafting to adding sentiments on greeting cards.  They just add that special touch.  This special coupon code is only good until September 30, so don’t waste time stocking up on these awesome pens for all of your crafting needs.  It is such a great offer!  Click here for 40%–YES I said 40% off a set of 100 fine tip markers.

And of course, everyone needs glitter marker paint pens as well.   This set includes 12 sparkly and vibrant colors!  This special coupon code is good until September 23.  Here is yet another 40% off coupon code…

Lastly, we have a set of 10 medium tip vibrant metallic markers at 30% off.  These can be used for rock painting, scrapbooking, on metal, wood, ceramic or glass.    Use this link for 30% off a set of Metallic Markers!

Let the Crafting Begin ~

Painting acorns can be one of the most versatile and inexpensive crafts for the fall season.  There is some prep that you will need to do ahead of time to clean the acorns but I will share that later in this post.  First, look at the different pics below to help get your creative juices flowing.  You can copy these ideas or let your imagination flow.  Can’t you just picture a cute vase filled with these whimsical painted acorns to add to your holiday decor?  You can let the kids follow suit and use their artistic creations to decorate their own bedroom.

This picture was shared by Kim Trinchese on Pinterest.  How festive!!!

These little beauties were shared by Joyfulputtering.blogspot.com

I am loving these beautiful glittery acorns shared by somewhatsimple.com

This fantastic idea can be used as an ornament or omit the twine and use for decor by Homesthetics.

Now that I have enticed you with all of these fantastic ideas, let’s back up and discuss prepping the acorns.  This is very important if you don’t want little buggers to crawl out of them.  Through my research I have discovered that squirrels leave the ones filled with worms on the ground so if that doesn’t bother you to think about, then you can skip this step.

You are reading on, so you must have decided this is an important step ~

  1. Soak the acorns you have harvested in a bowl of water.  Scrub off any dirt with an old toothbrush or small scrubber.  Rinse and layer on a towel to dry for at least an hour.
  2. Preheat your oven to 200.  Line a cookie sheet with foil and layer the acorns in a single layer on the cookie sheet.
  3. Leave the oven door cracked slightly so that moisture can escape.  Bake for 1.5 to 2 hours, checking them every 30 minutes and moving them around as necessary.
  4. Remove from oven and cool completely.

Now, if you want to preserve the acorns, you don’t HAVE to do this, as they will last a long time just being dried out.  However, if you want to make sure they last for years and years and never fall apart, spray them all over with a clear acrylic sealer and let dry.  Then you are ready to let the crafting begin!

1 Comment

  1. Darlene

    Yes Mam😙

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