Thursday, September 29, 2011

Our Acorn Wreath

Trevor has always been a collector, specifically of nature items such as rocks, pine cones, feathers, oak galls, and acorns.  Lots and lots of acorns.  Not long after we made the acorn napkin rings, Trevor discovered that the trees by the field where he plays soccer had just started dropping acorns by the thousands.  He happily gathered up a few hundred to take home.

He was fascinated by how different the two types of acorns looked.  The one on the left is the type I collected near his school to make the napkin rings.  The one on the right is from the soccer field.


We decided to make a wreath.  We took a cheap paper plate, cut off the outside edge, and then cut out the center.  This left us with a basic wreath shape.

We painted it brown.


And then we used the glue gun to attach the acorns around the perimeter.  I operated the glue gun and Trevor placed the acorns.  While he is extremely responsible and very cautious, I don't think at 5 he is old enough to operate a glue gun yet.  That was fine with him. 

We added a bit of orange ribbon and hung up our wreath.  I really like the way it turned out.  And you can't beat the price, since everything in the project we either gathered ourselves or found around the house.

5 comments:

  1. It look amazing! So clever! :)

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  2. Wow! That looks amazing! Love it! :):):):):)

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  3. I can't wait to hear about the next update on your acorn wreath. Mom

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  4. OH my word, your son and mine would get on so well, he is a gatherer of NOTE! Never seen pointy acorns like this here in South Africa.

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