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!



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. TinyStitches says

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

  2. Mom B. says

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

    Yes Megan, you have become your crazy mother!

  3. Stacia says

    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!

  4. Fotf says

    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 :)

  5. Michelle says

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

  6. says

    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!

  7. says

    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 =)

  8. says

    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!

  9. 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