Wednesday, October 28, 2009

"Sour" Acorns

Hello ladies. Welcome to the mansion. While looking at the pottery barn site the other day, I came across this pic.
Love it. Those are not real acorns, they are "vase filler" acorns. They reminded me of some really cute acorns I saw at a fabulous gift shop in Natchitoches, LA. Someone had made large acorns out of plastic lemons and pinecones. I decided to give it a try.... Got me some dollar store lemons. You might be able to get them even cheaper at Hobby Lobby with 50% off.... I grabbed two shades of brown paint and a paintbrush. I painted about 2/3 of the lemon witht he brown paints and let them dry. Next, I gathered up some pinecones and plucked the little pieces off of them. Then, I hot glued the pieces on the remaining yellow portion of the lemon. And walaaaaa.... Big..."Sour" acorns.....love them.
It's not Pottery Barn "vase filler", but...it's not 14.00 plus tax and shipping either....ha. Grab some little lemons and make yourself some big "sour" acorns.
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22 comments:

  1. Very cute idea!! They look wonderful in your fall display.
    Jane

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  2. Great idea! Very nice make it yourself! Thanks for sharing.

    Have a wonderful day!

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  3. Oh. My. Gosh. That is the cutest idea! They turned out so cute!

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  4. That was so creative. It looks so neat!!
    Thanks for sharing your craftiness!

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  5. oh my goodness! i would call this a huge success. super cool idea, well executed. :)

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  6. How cute is that???!!! I love acorns and you can keep these year after year! Love them. Thanks for showing them to us!

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  7. very clever idea...they came out great

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  8. Too cute - I love acorns !
    Kammy

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  9. What a great idea. My kiddos will have to make these. Thanks!

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  10. What a brilliant idea! You're so talented with decorating!

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  11. How cute!! I don't have the patience for it. I sure wish I did because they look fabulous!!

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  12. Oh my gosh! Those look amazing. I'm going to have to try this. Great idea, thanks for sharing.

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  13. What a cute idea!...and great job by the way!

    sweetjeanette.blogspot.com

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  14. Holy crapper. How did I live so long without ever finding your blog? I love it...and I LOVE these acorns! Thanks a ton!

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  15. OMG Laura - I just love it when someone thinks outside the box to repurpose something. These just came out so cute! Great job!

    Have a Sweet Sunday...Tracy :)

    P.S. Please stop by and visit me at http://cottonpickincute.blogspot.com and don't forget to enter my fall giveaway.

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  16. These are fabulous!!! Now I want to make some.

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  17. Oh My! I wish I would have seen this idea when I was making my post! I definitely would have featured this! amazing! I LOVE IT!!! Thanks for linking up at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com I will have to remember this for next year!!!

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  18. Cute project, I would have never thought of that!
    I'm having a "Go Nuts" Linky party on my blog next week, I would love it if you would stop by and link up this post!
    http://embellishedbayou.blogspot.com/2009/11/am-i-nuts-you-decide.html

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