Have you looked at the squirrels in your backyard lately? Are their tails extra bushy? Did you see less acorns littering the ground earlier in Autumn? These are just two of the signs that some believe will predict a bad winter ahead. I don't know about the first, but I have had trouble beating the squirrels to finding a lot of acorns to craft with this year. And why would I want to craft with acorns? Glad you asked! Because I saw an awesome post on a blog I follow called MegaCrafty where Meg created some really neat ones. She inspired me to make some of my own. First I have to tell you, Meg has the right title for her blog--she is just loaded with fun craft ideas and recipes--enough to keep me busy for a long time! Got left over cranberry sauce? Try her muffin recipe. Anyway, after seeing her post, here is what I made:
The top two are painted and they sealed with decoupage glue. The bottom four are wet felted--and boy does she have a great tip for felting balls!
Next I got creative with polymer clay and made these:
They are actually acorns covered with clay that I matched to some spare caps I had. I display them on our buffet in the dining room.