Friday, December 6, 2013

Day 6: Glitter Acorns

I'm back with another quick holiday decor tutorial, this time it's glitter acorns.

I used polymer clay, but you could use an air dry clay or porcelain if you don't want to bake anything in the oven.

Walking around downtown Seattle, you'll find lots of dropped acorns on the ground. If you don't have any in your area, you can buy just the caps online - try Etsy!

Supplies needed: acorn caps, polymer (or air dry) clay, white glue, paintbrush, glitter, hot glue gun (& glue).

Form your clay into a small ball, about the circumference of the acorn cap. Once formed, squish the ball onto the open end of the cap.

Use your fingers to shape the acorn into the cap.

 Once you have your desired shape, remove the clay from the cap and bake it according to the package instructions.

Once the clay is baked and cool, glue it to the underside of the acorn cap using the hot glue gun.

Use the paintbrush to apply the white glue onto the clay acorn.

Sprinkle (or dip!) the glitter onto the clay.

Let dry and admire!

You could turn this into an ornament by drilling holes through the cap with a Dremel tool prior to gluing the clay inside. Then attach some twine.

Check out my other holiday DIY posts during these 25 Days of Craftmas!

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