Thursday, October 4, 2012

Painted Acorns


This is the easiest craft ever and so cute!!


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


The lighter colors require several coats. 


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


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


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


Very easy and quite showy!


I am linking to these great parties!



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.

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.

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 @ 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!


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

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,

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@ 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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