Great Uses For All Those Acorns Falling From Trees

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A Few Genius Ways to Use All Those Acorns

Tammy at Tennessee Wholesale Nursery said there are a million reasons to buy acorns. From their nursery located in middle Tennessee, they offer oak acorns for sale. Some plant them, some use them for decor while others use them to feed wildlife, there's always a notable reason to buy acorns. Tn Nursery ships them to your door. Buy Acorns Here

If you’re feeling overwhelmed with all those acorns dropping from the oak tree in your yard, don’t fret! We’ve got a handful of crafty ways to fashion them into art worth keeping. From napkin holders to holiday centerpieces to homemade Christmas tree ornaments, there’s something everybody will love in this roundup! You may need a few supplies to get started like a hot glue gun, some sturdy crafting string, etc., so give our ideas a skim first to make sure you have what you need, and then let’s get to acorn crafting:

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Paint Them

If you’ve got a very steady hand, some of your favorite colored paints, and a teeny tiny paintbrush or two (some people use toothpicks to paint the most delicate parts on theirs), you’re in business! Here’s an excellent idea for a bowlful of beauty, here’s an example of how a little dash of gold can spruce up the place, as can glitter, and these are proof that tiny little faces are always cute, too.


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Make a Wreath

Grab a friend and spend the afternoon gathering up plenty of acorns alongside pinecones, chestnuts, and anything else that looks great together for your wreath. Here’s an example of how lovely these can be -- and yes, if you treat them gently, you can hang them for years to come. Here’s a little DIY to guide you on your first one, and here are a few tips on how to keep them prepped for crafting.


 Hanging Acorn Ornaments

There’s nothing prettier than a homemade Christmas tree ornament, especially when it’s handmade by you and your grands or your little ones. Here’s an easy DIY on how to make one from just the acorn caps. You’ll also need a styrofoam ball, some glitter, and a few other supplies for this fun holiday craft.


These require a little polish, some Christmas plaid ribbon, gold string, a squirt or two from a glue gun, and voila! Small acorn ornaments, so cute you’ll want to share some with the whole family.



Design Napkin Rings and Matching Centerpiece with Acorns

There are so many ways to do this! Here’s a beautiful acorn napkin ring for starters, and here’s something a bit simpler you can make. Here’s a DIY on how to make a similar, but slightly different version. You’ll need some crafting felt, a few different colors of thread, and some other items to make this, so give it a skim before you start.


The centerpiece can be matching with your napkin rings or something unique. This tray with candles and painted/glittered acorns is lovely and straightforward. If you want to paint them plaid or polka dot, a bowl or dish like this could dazzle guests.



Fill a Glass Cylinder or Vase

Put these anywhere you like, whether it be on the table as another centerpiece or to brighten up a countertop. You can do it with painted acorns like this, or just some nicely cleaned up acorns like this. Others toss in a few clementines or other bright seasonal fruit with the acorns for a pop of color. Another particularly pretty touch works out when you fill these hurricane vases with large white candles and a few handfuls of acorns around the bottom. A similar version works beautifully as a centerpiece for a special evening meal.




Start Seedlings

These are easy to start and fun to give as gifts to those who might want to plant a new oak tree! Perfect for anyone with kids or eco-friendly folks who want to plant a new row of trees for Earth Day. Here’s one easy way to make newspaper seed pots to start seedlings indoors, and here’s a DIY on how to repot them into new containers once they get big enough. If you’re near a farmer’s market, you may even be able to sell some as seedlings.



Unique Acorn Crafts

Make fun acorn bells with this DIY craft, which is a perfect one if you have kids. Colorful marble acorns can be made like this, and these intricate designs might be great fun for older, artistic kids. There’s no limit to the number of crafts you can create using these little brown seeds. Some folks make acorn necklaces while others construct garland and still more make beautiful little acorn floating candles.


Take a browse and figure out what suits you, and let us know what you make with your acorns!

Do you want acorns, but they don’t grow near you? Order some from Tennessee Wholesale Nursery here.


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