{Tutorial Tuesday} Felt Acorns

One of nature’s gifts in the fall are acorns! We have a few oak trees in our yard so there are plenty of acorns to collect in the grass.  They can be a big pain to clean up, but they are fun to use for crafts.  Vanessa uses the acorn caps as whistles!!  Not sure how she does it, but it is really loud.  Rather than making noise, I like to make felt acorns with the caps!

First, collect a bunch of acorn caps.

Cut a circle out of felted wool and some scraps or two for stuffing.  If you don’t have any felted wool or have not clue what that even is, a piece of material would work too! I made this felted wool using a secondhand wool sweater. I washed the sweater in hot water and it shrunk, making the threads really tight.

Squeeze a bunch of hot glue into the acorn cap.

Gather up the circle with the stuffing inside and stick it into the hot glue in the acorn cap.

Make a bunch more in different colors.  Add a loop of yarn to each top for hanging or glue the felt acorns to a piece of twine to make an acorn garland.

Do you get acorns where you live or do you have some other kind of fun seeds to collect?

If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to The Gunny Sack to have future blog posts delivered to via email.


  1. I LOVE this idea! I am sooo gonna make a garland of them for my mantel! If you need me, I’ll be out hunting for acorns.

  2. these are so great! saw some on etsy and thought I could make these, but wasnt too sure how. Now I can :) thanks for sharing!

  3. I am sharing these today on my blog.
    Love this idea!!

  4. I just did a post this week about all the acorns in my yard. I found another tutorial on felted acorns, but it was so ridiculously hard looking that I gave up on the idea. But this looks like something I can do. Thanks!

  5. These are so cute. I can’t wait to make some this Fall. Thanks for sharing them at the Autumn Point of View link party. I’m featuring these on my blog today.

  6. Genius! Saves all the needle felting and looks just as cute. Thanks for the tutorial!

  7. These are the cutest little things!! I need to head over to my neighbor’s oak tree and start gathering caps! (Which is all that’s left from the squirrels!)

  8. This is great! I’ve been wanting to make some felt acorns for Montessori materials.

  9. Oh my gosh I absolutely love this idea and so easy too! You should share this at my link party over at Rustic Crafts ~ http://rustic-crafts.com/?p=2306

  10. I just love this project and can not wait to try it out. I have hundreds of scrub oaks around me and will be busy tomorrow gathering the tops of the acorns.

  11. These are so cute. I love the idea of using rolled up felt instead of expensive felt balls. These really are perfect for fall. I would love it if you would stop by and share at the crafty link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face.
    I hope to see you soon,

  12. These are so cute! Very creative! Thank you for sharing at Simply Creations Link Party!

  13. Hi-Just wanted you to know I featured this as one of my favorites of the week!!

  14. These are beautiful, and so unique! I would love to try these for my fall mantel. I just found your blog and I love it. Your pictures are beautiful and your ideas are really doable. I am definitely a new follower! Thanks!


  15. I have seen these and love how they look. You make it sound simple to make them. I am sure my results will not be as uniform and finished as yours but I am going to give it a try.

  16. I LOVE this idea! You are seriously one creative gal! And it turned out adorable! Thanks for supporting Show & Share with this! I am so glad I discovered your great blog!

  17. I had to check out your acorns because I turned some crocheted ones into jewelry this week. Love your felt ones, they would make a cute necklace. You are welcome to link up your pretty work at Bacon Time any time, linky is up now if you like.

  18. Oh Tonia these are so wonderful! So many different ways to use these or just display in a bowl. Thanks for sharing them!!

  19. These are so cute! I think it would be cute to put a bunch on a bracelet. I just made some painted acorn necklaces on my blog this week. I love acorns, there are so many crafty things you can do with them!

  20. I thought you had actually felted, they look so good! Would be darling on a bracelet :)

  21. I love love this, Sooo cute..I adore them:)) I found ya per blog hop and had to stop in and say hello, officially following ya..Hope u can stop in and say hi sometime..(I have a linky fall blog party that this will fit right into if you don’t mind linking..:))..I’m Marilyn via http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/09/fall-crawl-day-5-blog-party.html ..happy weekend..

  22. These are so cute! They look like they could get addictive!! LOL. I featured you today in my Friday I’m In Love favorites!


    – Jenn @ Social Salutations

  23. Your felted acorns are just the cutest, really. I linked this to my Autumn post today, well done!

  24. what a great idea. adorable

  25. How adorable! Thanks for sharing!

  26. CUTE!

  27. Those are just way to stinkin adorable! Great job – I love them! : )

    evie @ brown paper packages

  28. oohh my goodness I am so beyond inspired by this! Truly beautiful and simple. Gosh I am for sure going to have to add this to my to-do list! Thank you SO much for linking up :o)
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy
    p.s. I am for sure your newest fan and adoring follower!

  29. these are adorable! LOVE LOVE LOVE them! -Erin

  30. these are adorable! LOVE LOVE LOVE them! -Erin

  31. Found you at Southern Lovely, and these acorns are so cute!!! I want to make some too :-)

  32. Very cute!

  33. These are so cute. Last Fall I found some giant acorns and made the nut part out of boiled wool. I love them.

  34. What a fun project! I love these! Definitely adding them to my “must make” list! I’d love to have you link it up with Creative Me Monday at The Southern Institute. You can link up all week long and the link is:


    Hope to see you there! And if you get a chance, I’d love to be added to your party list! Thanks!


  35. That is definetly wonderful !

  36. How clever and adorable are these?? Seriously, I’m in love with them!! I’m jealous now that we don’t have acorns in our yard.

  37. So adorable!! Love this. I have got to get my act together with fall decorating!!

  38. So adorable! I love those! Thanks for sharing!

  39. Hi Tonia! How are you? I’m back from my mini vacation. I’ve missed catching up with you and what you’ve been up to. Those acorns are so cute. I don’t think they grow over here but we have gumnuts from the eucalypt gum trees that are used in crafts. Looking forward to reading your other posts I’ve missed.

    Anne xx

  40. These are so adorable. Thanks again for a great post.

  41. This is beyond awesome!! I love the acorn garland idea to string across my mantel! You are so creative

Speak Your Mind