As fall turns to winter, it leaves signs of the progression scattered on the ground in the form of acorns. Martha explains how to use acorns to fashion an acorn frame and napkin ring.
- Acorn caps and nuts in varied sizes
- Wood glue
- Flat wooden frame with 2- to 3-inch border
- 22-gauge wire, cut into two 16-inch pieces
- Floral tape
- Seam binding
Rub away any dirt from the acorn caps with a damp cloth. Determine where you'll place the acorns by laying them out on the frame.
Apply wood glue to the edges of the caps and attach to the frame. Let dry for at least one hour.
Drill two holes through two acorn caps, one on either side of the stem. Starting on the outside of the acorn cap, insert one end of a wire length through a hole, then back through the opposite hole. Twist wire together. Repeat with second acorn and length of wire.
Glue nuts to caps with wood glue and wrap one wire with floral tape. Repeat for the other wire. Hold both wires together so the acorns are facing opposite directions. Wrap together with tape. Wrap again with seam binding, using a dab of glue to hold the binding in place. Bend into a ring to form napkin holder.