Thursday, October 4, 2012

Painted Acorns

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This is the easiest craft ever and so cute!!

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Acorns painted with enamel acrylic paint…the paint is really easy to work with and it is very thick.

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The lighter colors require several coats. 

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Don’t the blue and green acorns look so cute in my newest cloche?

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I mixed several colors together to get shades of blues and greens, two shakes of purple and a darker orange. 

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Once the paint was dry, I glued them back into their little acorn caps.

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Very easy and quite showy!

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I am linking to these great parties!

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21 comments:

Betsy @ Anna Nimmity said...

These are very cute! I love simple projects.

Annie said...

Never thought of painting acorns...they are very cute!

Jennifer @Miss Maggie's Place said...

I love these jewel tones that you used. This would be fun to do with my kids.

Terrie said...

Oh.. they're so sweet. I usually see they're with needle wool felted. Painted are so lovely.

Ali said...

They look lovely painted in different colours. You could use them in allsorts of crafty ways.
Ali x

Su said...

too cute!! coming over from Sew Many Ways.

Cristina Garay said...

Oh! I love them! Can't wait to try do it myself!

Nici - Posed Perfection said...

These are darling! I am your newest follower. Would love for you to visit me at Posed Perfection and maybe even follow me back.
Blessings,
Nici

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Such a cute idea! Now I'm kicking myself for not collecting acorns from our old house. Time to go wild scouting, I think.

Donna Wucherer said...

I love how easy these are and all the color they can add to a table decor. Thanks for sharing.
Donna @onceuponasewingmachine.com

Vanessa said...

What a simple craft! I'm sure these would be a great vase filler too, with a candle maybe? Hmm, nice idea!

Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes said...

I'm hosting an It's Fall Y'all ~ Linky Party. I would love for you to stop by and share this project, and any other Fall project, you may have. Hope to see you there :)

Bonny @ thedomesticatedprincess.com said...

How pretty! I love the colors you chose.

Two Succulent Sisters said...

These are darling. I think I'd like to paint a few dozen of these. Thanks for the idea. Best wishes, Linda

Linda at French Hollow said...

How charming! And, I'm motivated to take a nice long walk to collect acorns!

Blessings,
Linda

Jill said...

I've never seen acorns painted before! They look so pretty! Great idea Ellen!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Joyce Fisher said...

Hi Ellen,

I would have NEVER thought of painting acorns in a million years! They are adorable. I can hardly wait to go for a walk in the woods and gather acorns to paint. This is my first visit to your blog and I'm anxious to explore the rest of your posts!

Peace, Love & Joy,
Joyce

peaceloveandjoyce.blogspot.com

Michelle Lunt said...

Hi Ellen, I am so inspired by your beautiful acorns with their unconventional colors - that I chose you as one of my Fabulous Friday Favorites. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creativity with my readers!

Warmly, MIchelle

blesid thrifter said...

Completely Inspired! I tried spray painting some acorns a few weeks ago and the little buggers kept rolling around making a mess! What a GREAT idea to use acrylic and a brush. Yours are just amazing. LOVE!!!

Bethany@http://thislittleestate.blogspot.ca/ said...

Those are my colours! What a delicate hand you must have.

Cant wait to look around more, it is my first time visiting you.

Feel free to come say hello if you get the chance! :)

Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

These are too cute!! I have been wanting to do a project like this. I'm so glad you linked this up at Artsy Corner! Hope to see you again this week.

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