The stylish simplicity of acorns and leaves inspires fresh fall decorating projects.
Spruce up an inexpensive crafts store frame by trimming it with acorn caps affixed with hot glue. An oak leaf and twig glued to a piece of stretched burlap make a fitting focal point.
The majestic oak leaf provides the nuts and bolts of this dining scene. The wall art, a 30x48-inch image of a burnished pin oak leaf, is printed on canvas that's fitted around stretcher bars. Mount on a wall for a fun focal point.
For a bright bouquet, make a few flowers from acorns and put them in a fun vase with red leaves. See the next slide for directions.
To make these cute blooms, drill a hole from top to bottom through an acorn and loop a length of wire through, twisting the ends to form a stem. Use a hot-glue gun to affix five acorn cap petals around the center acorn stigma.
To make this natural napkin ring, drill tiny holes through the sides of nine or 10 acorns. Wire the acorns together, alternating the acorns top-to-bottom so they nestle together tightly.
Fill a long serving platter with acorns. Use decorative bowls to hold seasonings and condiments, and line them up on the serving platter for an aesthetic and convenient way to serve guests.
Thread freshly fallen oak leaves together garland-style to carry autumn hues indoors. Wrap around a table or hang on a mantel for a string of natural decorating.
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