Painted Acorn Garland

By Jenny Batt of Hank and Hunt

As much as I love the leaves when they change colors and fall in the breeze, I like a bit more color when I decorate for any season. I wanted to add a pop of color when I made this super simple fall garland. acorngarland Who says pink can’t be a Thanksgiving color? What is great, is that these little wonders can stay up clear through to the New Year in their new shades, I know they will be at our house. You can even have the kids help paint them, I love a good family craft session.


You will need…

Acorns (real or faux)
Craft paint
Paint brush
Cotton twine
Hot glue gun


Pick out the best acorns and dust off if needed. Set out a sheet of newspaper or parchment and paint away.
Paint the caps and let dry before painting the bases, this will give you a dry spot to hold on to to paint the rest of the acorn. The faux acorns took 3 – 4 light coats of paint before reaching full coverage, it really depends on the shade of paint.Let dry overnight.


Cut a length of cotton twine  and set aside. Plug in your hot glue gun and let it heat up. If you don’t have hot glue, you can carefully use super glue, if you have to. Once the hot glue gun is ready, place a drop of glue on the top of the cap in the back, press into the twine and hold until cool. Be careful not to press down into the tabletop. If you mess up, just pop off the glue and try again. Repeat with remaining acorns, keeping the twine flat and untwisted and spacing each about 4 inches apart. Make as many as you like. Hang and enjoy.


Use these to start your fall decor collection or add them to your existing palette, either way, these charming little garlands are sure to be pretty. I kept a few painted acorns separate to add as scatter around my table, the colors are just too fun to only use on a garland.

  1. This is too cute for words. I think pink could pass for a thanksgiving color!! Love the acorn garland!! Very different! =)

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  2. You could even trim the tree with these cuties! No electricity needed!

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  4. Jan

    This is adorable.
    Simplicity at its best.

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