If you are wondering what I think about it my spare time, then let me give you a clue. Painted acorns. I recently filmed some Mod Podge videos, and outside the studio door were some enormously wonderful acorns. Like a good Mod Podger, instead of thinking about them as squirrel food, I thought about what I could do with them that would be crafty and fun.
Paint them, of course.
I present to you my fall acorn display. I got the color palette from a recent Tuesday Huesday post I did on Paint Me Plaid. I sealed my nuts with Mod Podge. Now stop laughing and read the instructions. This is so easy, you won’t believe it. It’s also budget crafting at its finest.
Gather These Supplies
Acorns – preferably on the large side; otherwise you will be painting for two centuries
FolkArt Acrylic Paint – Calypso Sky, Maple Syrup, Titanium White
Satin Mod Podge
I’m going to tell you that the basecoating step is up to you, but I chose to paint my acorns white first so that the color would really pop. It took awhile, but it’s a pretty mindless task and perfect for when the kids are napping and you are trying to catch a little boob tube.
A little further in the nut basecoating . . . switched brushes to a larger size for more coverage. Allow to dry.
Time for the blue base! I have to tell you that while I was painting these, a little beastie (worm) crawled out of an acorn to see what I was doing to his house. If you see a hole, there might be a beastie in there. Just keep that in mind.
Time for the brown tops.
Seal these puppies up with a little Mod Podge, then display in a glass container. Aren’t they cool?
The acorn painting task is perfect for misbehaving husbands or children who haven’t gotten good grades so far this year. I have to admit though, I really enjoyed this project and spent $0 on it – I already had all of the supplies. Nature makes the best craft surfaces, don’t you think?