Thursday, September 23, 2010

Glam with Glitter

For the past couple of years I've wanted to make my own glittered acorns mostly, because I've never been able to find them in a store.  Well, I finally did it!  They turned out great!!  It was a messy process...imagine glitter all over my house and my little man, but so worth it. 

I've been collecting acorns while on walks with Hudson, but I ended up only making 15.  I'm not completely sure what I'm going to do with them yet, but I'm sure I can come up with something fun.

Acorns-I used real, but you could use fake too. (free if you use real like me)
Martha Stewart woodland glitter from Hobby Lobby ($3.99 for 3 colors and I have a ton left)
Any type of craft glue-I used the glue that came with the glitter
Hot glue or super glue to attach the tops back on the acorns (free, I already had some on hand)
Paint brush-to apply the glue

Martha Stewart glitter

In the process.

Here they are all glittered.

This is the best close-up I could get with my stinkin' camera.

For right now they're on display in a fancy little bowl.
I didn't cover the entire top...mostly because I had a little boy standing next to me crying the entire time, and it got a little hairy with all the glue and glitter everywhere!  You can't really tell as much in person as you can in the picture.

Total cost for this project:  $3.99
Not too shabby!

This is where I'm linking up today:


  1. Adorable! They look great. I'm a little obsessed with the Martha glitter myself!

  2. Cute! I need to come to your neighborhood and get me some acrons! :)

  3. I love this idea. How cute they would be with a little ribbon on top hanging on a fall Topiary!Im def a new follower.



    and acorns are so sweet & itty bitty. they look adorable all in their new bling bling attire.

    thanks for linking up to the FALL FESTIVAL!!!
    enjoyed your post.


  5. SO pretty. Love the blinged up look! Thanks for sharing your “creative mojo” with me on Thrilling Thursday. I hope you will be back again soon :)
    ~Lori S.
    Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions

  6. Awesome! I did a very similar project last year, with pumpkins. I also used Martha Stewart glitter and glittering glue.

  7. Fantabulous!!! Glitter makes everything a little bit better, right?! :)

  8. These are so great, I think I might need to try and make some myself. Thanks for the great idea. Visiting from www.lifeisaparty.ca

  9. These are soooo glitterific, and perfect for fall decorating. I'm looking for some acorns to glitter. Love the ideas girl. Thank you Decgal

  10. Those are great fall decorations! Clever idea!

  11. Tashia - Love the glitter! These are adorable. Thanks so much for linking to the sunday showcase party. I have featured this here: http://www.bystephanielynn.com/2010/09/clean-mama-printables-giveaway-reminder.html
    Stop by and grab a featured button if you like.

    Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  12. Just delightful. I love Martha Stewart glitter! I just did a craft project with her glitter that I am going to post shortly.