Glitter Acorns

These glitter acorns are not only a great fall decor, they are also SUPER easy to make!

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My Mom used to make BEAUTIFUL pine cone wreaths! I used to think she was a little crazy when she’d pull the car over and say, “Everyone out, help me gather these pine cones!” anytime we’d pass a pine tree! I guess it’s true when they say you become your mother because I am now that crazy lady.

I lived in Oklahoma for 3 1/2 years before I noticed the beautiful pine cones or acorns that fell from the trees this time of year. On my way into the doctor’s office one day, I noticed HUNDREDS of big beautiful acorns under some trees. I shamelessly asked the nurse for a bag to collect them and and then tried to ignore the strange stares I was getting as I grabbed handfuls of acorns and shoved them into my bag.  I would have grabbed more, but my bag was starting to spill over! Here is my loot:

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I planned on gluing the tops back on and using them for vase fillers, then I saw Tashia from Home Inspired Bliss add glitter- so pretty! I ran to Michael’s and picked up some Martha Stewart glitter- I’ve been looking for a reason to get some anyway! I used Bronze for the tops and Brownstone for the bottoms.

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Adding the glitter was a little more time consuming than I thought, so I’ve only made a handful, but I think they would look pretty mixed in with some plain ones. I’ve also contemplated spray painting some of them silver.  I just hot glued the tops back on once the glitter and glue was dry.

I haven’t quite decided what I’m going to do yet, but here they are, all BEDAZZLED (as my husband likes to jokingly call them!)

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I’m so happy with the way they turned out! I was originally thinking they would be good for Thanksgiving, but I think all glammed up, they’ll work for Christmas too!

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Megan is a mom to 4 kids who keep her busy, but make life fun. She is the Co-Creator of the site Crazy Domestic, where she used to blog before life handed her a set of twins! She enjoys being creative and can usually be found baking or making something fabulous for her family.

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  1. Those are gorgeous. I know it's almost Thanksgiving, but I might have to make some any way.

  2. TinyStitches says:

    Beautiful!! I'm with Leanne, I think I'm going to need to make a handful of these. So pretty!

  3. So beautiful! I'll have to dig out my acorns from the boxes in the attic!

    Yes Megan, you have become your crazy mother!

  4. These turned out beautifully! Wish I'd thought to collect some acorns from our yard before we moved!

  5. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    Love the way these turned out! And the colors are perfect!

  6. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    Love the way these turned out! And the colors are perfect!

  7. Oh, I love these!!!! Thanks for the tip!

  8. Yes Tashia!!! It was you! Thanks! I'll add your link!

  9. These are soooooo cute Megs! I love them almost as much as I love you!

  10. They turned out really cute. I like that you used different shades of brown glitter. So nice.

  11. These look great! I collected a BUNCH of acorns on my last vacation. The only problem ended up being when I put them in a clear glass container (with a lid) and bugs started to emerge! No more keeping them wrapped up!
    I seriously like the glittery-ness here!

  12. They do look stunning and my mum was just the same when i was a kid keeping pine cones and spraying them and doing stuff and i never appreciated it then but now i have become her and am missing collecting anything, i'm sure there must be a tree somewhere :) Happy Thanksgiving :)

  13. Kim @ Cheap Chic Home says:

    I have glitter acorns in my current post. Great minds, right?

  14. Home and Heart says:

    Love these! Wish we had acorns!

  15. those are GORGEOUS! you are so creative to think of that! i remember those acorns of the midwest…wishing i had some now!

  16. These are gorgeous. What a simply elegant decoration.

  17. These are beautiful! Love anything glitter, and they just scream fall!

  18. I love this! I just collected a bunch of acorns over the weekend to fill a display dish. I am going to glitter a few to add to it. Thank you for the great idea!

  19. This is an incredible idea!! So unique. We were considering doing the glittery acorn thing for our wedding soon but this may have just knocked the idea off the top spot =)

  20. I wish there were acorns in Alaska! This project is awesome

  21. These are so cute, what a fun and frugal project!

  22. Those are so pretty!!! Such gorgeous, big acorns, too! I learned the hard way to make sure there are no critters in my acorns…now I put them in a ziploc bag in the freezer for a few days before setting them out!

  23. Screendoorgirl 3 says:

    I totally relate to the pine cone collecting. On my walks I scope out “public” areas with nice fallen pine cones. I use them a lot, so the more the merrier. I fill my window boxes and planters in winter, so they’re not empty, fill baskets, etc. As for your acorns–gorgeous!! Leave it to Martha to even make the best glitter.. Hate that Martha.. Thanks

  24. Megan, these are gorgeous! Can’t wait to get my hands on some acorns so I can try this! I just want to let you know that I featured your glittery acorns on my Favorite Finds post yesterday! When you have a chance, swing by and check it out! –> Have a great weekend!

  25. I love these, my project for tomorrow I lglitter everything. Thank you.