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Project

Acorn Craft

Introduction

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.

Materials

  • 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
  • Drill

Steps

  1. Step 1

    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.

  2. Step 2

    Apply wood glue to the edges of the caps and attach to the frame. Let dry for at least one hour.

  3. Step 3

    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.

  4. Step 4

    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.

Source
Martha Stewart Living Television

Reviews (6)

  • 22 Sep, 2012

    You can purchase acorns on etsy http://www.mountainsedge.etsy.com

  • 14 Feb, 2010

    You can buy acorns and acorns caps online at www.Acorno.com They sell Red Oak Acorns and White Oak Acorns by the pound.

  • 2 Dec, 2008

    Does anyone know where I can buy the acorns and acorn caps? I cannot find any in my area. Perhaps a website where I could order them online if they are not too expensive. Thanks everyone!

  • 2 Dec, 2008

    Does anyone know where I can buy the acorns and acorn caps? I cannot find any in my area. Perhaps a website where I could order them online if they are not too expensive. Thanks everyone!

  • 24 Sep, 2008

    I would think Any Drill would work for this but a Dremel would be easier to work with

  • 16 Apr, 2008

    What kind of drill is used to bore the holes? I am unable to find the video demo to support this craft. A question to "Ask Martha" yielded a response of a dremel. Cannot recall if that is what was used. Anyone?