Collecting acorns was on my Fall Bucket List and I started collecting some on our walks in the park.
This was the humble start of my collection.
I had mentioned to one of my neighbors that I wanted to come up to her house and collect acorns because I remembered they got zillions of them.
A few days later she texted me that she had left me a gift. It was a coffee can full of sweet little acorns! Before using them in my decor, I washed and dried them and then baked them in a low oven (200 F) on a foil lined cookie sheet for 1 1/2-2 hours, leaving the oven door slightly open as they baked. This gets rid of any 'critters' that may be living in the acorns.
Speaking of critters....this was my first display. The squirrel looks like she's guarding her stash.
I put the rest of the acorns in a blue mason jar. It's nestled in a vignette on our coffee table in the living room. So easy! Acorns are the perfect fall decoration and can even transition into Christmas decorations with a little glitter or metallic paint.
How's that for upcycling?
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