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DIY Autumn Acorn Wall Decor

I was at the Dunkin Donuts closest to my work one fine morning last month, and noticed their big acorn wall decor. It looked like it was made of wine colored corkboard. I decided it would be easier to make mine out of inexpensive black poster board and pattern paper, both of which I already have. So I gathered the following materials:

 

Materials

Black poster paper, pattern paper, pen, scissor, Mod Podge, and a sponge brush

Instructions:
Sketch acorn onto black poster

1) Sketch some acorns of different sizes onto the black poster board

 

Trace whole acorn on pattern paper
2) Cut those out and trace them onto the back side of the pattern paper. For the main color of each acorn, trace the entire acorn onto back side of the main color pattern paper. For the top part of the acorn, trace only the top part of the acorn onto the back side of the top color pattern paper.

 

Cut pattern paper acorns
3) Cut out the pattern paper acorns.

 

Brush mod podge on whole acorn
4) For each acorn, brush the mod podge onto the entire acorn and carefully place the main color paper onto the acorn. Make sure the paper is aligned correctly. You only get one or two tries to get it right before the paper becomes to wet with glue and tears if you try to peel it off.

 

 

Rub whole acorn

5) Rub your hands flat all over the acorn to ensure the main color paper adheres to the mod podge.

 

Brush mod podge on top acorn
6) Brush the mod podge again onto the top part of the acorn and carefully place the top color paper onto the acorn.

 

Rub top acorn
7) Rub your hands flat all over the top part of the acorn to ensure the top color paper adheres to the mod podge.

 

Acorn decor
8) Once all your acorns dry, trim the excess black poster board, if needed. Hopefully, if you were careful enough, you won’t need to. I was not.

9) Display your acorns. I taped mine to my front door to replace the Halloween bats.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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