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DIY Faux Acorn Decor


The sky is not falling, it’s just decorative acorns for fall decorations to the next level! Today I am going to be showing you how to DIY your own Faux Acorns.

We are doing a lot of decorating around the house getting ready for fall and these adorable acorns can be arranged in a bowl on your coffee table, on a mantle or on an entry table to your home.

Now to get achieve the shape of the acorn I wanted to start with an oval, so I went back to my Easter decorations and grabbed a bunch of easter eggs and then I purchased a few Jumbo eggs to create a few different sizes and variation. I am all about recycling where possible!

I have a few different versions to show you so let’s get started. 

The first one I’m going to show you is made with newspaper and twine.


You Will Need:

  • Plastic Easter Eggs
  • Newspaper
  • Mod Podge
  • Twine
  • Hot glue and glue gun
  • Sponge paint brush

How – To: 

  1. Take your newspaper and rip it into several different small pieces – this can be random…it doesn’t have to be perfect since it will all go together on the egg.
  2. Take your mod podge and sponge paint brush and cover the plastic egg with mod podge.
  3. Add strips of newspaper to the egg in random patterns, overlapping so that there are no sections of the easter egg that are exposed.
  4. Add mod podge to the top of the newpaper on the egg and set aside to dry.
  5. Once dry, grab your glue gun and twine and start adding the twine to the egg about half way up the egg with the large part of the egg on top (this will simulate an acorn).
  6. Add beads of hot glue and continue to wrap the egg.
  7. When you get towards the top of the egg/acorn, cut a bit of twine to simulate a stem at the top that will be exposed.
  8. Cover the bottom of that piece of twine so that it disappears in the wrapping.
  9. Voila! You have an acorn!


This next one I’m using mod-podge to coat the egg, then painting it with this metallic paint and topped it with actual acorns you can get at a craft store, or go outside in your backyard!

You Will Need:

  • Large or Jumbo Plastic Easter Eggs
  • Real or synthetic acorns
  • Paper
  • Mod Podge
  • Hot glue and glue gun
  • Sponge paint brush


  1. Do the similar steps as the acorn above to cover the egg with paper using mod podge.
  2. Allow mod podge to dry.
  3. Add gold paint to the bottom ¾ of the egg.
  4. Add acorns to the top of the jumbo egg using hot glue.
  5. Continue this process until the entire top portion of the egg is covered.



 For this last one I’m using full Skeins of twine and topped with Hay. The best part is that after you’re done with the acorn, you have plenty of twine to re-use later.

You Will Need:

  • Skein of Twine
  • Hot glue and glue gun
  • Excelsior stuffing


  1. Cut a piece of the twine that will wrap around the center of your skein.
  2. Add the twin around the skein in the middle heading towards the top.
  3. Cut a small piece of the twine to act as the stem of the acorn.
  4. Add the stem to the top using hot glue.
  5. Add some of the excelsior stuffing to the top of the acorn using hot glue. This part doesn’t have to be perfect…think of a rustic feel and you can’t go wrong!

Have you got fun fall DIY ideas? Share with us in the comments below! You can create this beautiful bookshelf all by shopping with Amazon online … I didn’t even have to leave the house. If you missed the episode or want to see it in action then check it out here. Tell us what you think in the comments below and remember we want to see your DIY’s on Instagram so follow @PaigeHemmis #PaigeDIY



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