DIY Acorn Banner
It’s another installment of Chopped– but with Crafting Supplies, my friends. The theme for this edition is Thanksgiving decor, so I decided to create an acorn banner.
I chose acorns because pumpkins, turkeys, and cornucopias get all the glory for Thanksgiving. I’m here to prove that 2016 is the year of the acorn… and the Cubs. (Disclaimer: I’m not a Cubs fan, but I grew up outside of Chicago, so I feel a general Chicago pride.)
Alright, let’s jump into this acorn banner.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Waverly Inspirations fabric … Walmart
Waverly Inspirations ribbon OR twine (I ended up going with twine) … Walmart
felt … Walmart
acorn template … here
old book pages … thrift store
spray adhesive … Walmart
scissors … Walmart
Fray Check … Walmart
mini clothespins … Walmart
card stock … Walmart
pen or pencil
Start my printing two acorn templates onto card stock. You can use regular paper, but card stock is easier to trace.
Cut the top off of one of the templates. Use the acorn top to trace out the fabric. Once you’ve cut out all of the fabric tops, use the Fray Check to keep the egdes from fraying. Set them aside to dry.
While the fabric acorn tops are drying, cut out the other acorn template. Use it to trace and cut out full acorns on the felt. I could fit two acorns on each sheet of felt.
Use the full template to trace an acorn onto the book pages. I left off the stem of the acorn when I was cutting because I knew the fabric would cover that.
Use the spray adhesive to attach a book page to a felt acorn. Follow by using the spray adhesive to attach the fabric acorn top to the book page. You may have to trim the felt + book page acorn before attaching the fabric so it doesn’t peek out.
I strung twine across the front of our entryway table. Then, I used the mini clothespins to hang the finished acorns.
Isn’t it cute?
The perfect, understated Thanksgiving decor for our entryway.
Such fun! I love this banner. It’s perfect for fall and I haven’t seen anything like it. I’m making it this weekend. By the way, I just love your blog. Keep it up and have a great weekend!
Very cute and very easy! Just my style! Thanks for sharing:)
This is so cute! I’m going to try a variation with scrapbook paper since I have that on hand. Thanks for the inspiration!
These look like they were a lot of fun to make. I love book page crafts!
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Cute! When I saw all the supplies, I wasn’t quite sure how it would all come together. It looks very nice though. Has Owen bothered it at all?
Very, very cute for fall. Love this idea because, as much as a pumpkin fanatic as I am, it’d be a nice change up to do acorns. And what a cute craft I could do with the kids! Thanks for sharing
So beautiful! Can you please tell me where I can get a console table just like that?! ❤️
Love the fabric mixed with the book page. So perfect for fall! Cant wait to make some.
So cute! Love these!
Super cute! I love it when someone points out to me that something this darling would be so easy to make.
Happy Thoughts of Home. 🙂
I love this banner! You did a great job! Due to the fact I saw it and ran out to Hobby Lobby for cute craft paper before reading the instructions, I will just make a paper one this year. I do however love the idea of using fabric because I’m sure the acorns pop a bit more.
So easy and adorable. I’ve pinned and hope to make for next year. Thank you!
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