Introduction: Cute Squirrel Ornament

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This ornament takes less than 10 minutes! The materials are so easy to find and it is very simple to assemble!

What You Need:

  • A chestnut (dry, halved)
  • An acorn (take off the top cap unless it looks like a small hat)
  • A acorn top (for the hat)
  • Old fabric (preferably soft, plaid material)
  • Scissors
  • Strong glue (preferably hot glue)
  • Pipe cleaner, brown or black
  • Black marker or Sharpie

Step 1: Assembling the Cradle

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Basically, this is a squirrel in a cradle. So this is what you want to do:

  • We want to get the blanket. Cut the fabric approximately the size of the chestnut. Hot glue all sides on to the chestnut.
  • Trim the sides carefully to the chestnut. Make sure any loose threads are cut off.

Step 2: Make the Squirrel

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This little guy will start to come together.

  • Draw a cute face on the acorn.
  • Glue the acorn on to the far end of the chestnut, on the flat surface.
  • Finally, glue on the acorn cap. This will look like a cute little hat.

Step 3: Add the Hook

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The hook will be our pipe cleaner.

  • Securely glue it on.
  • Hold it until you are sure it is stuck on.
  • Repeat for other side.

Step 4: Enjoy!

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Give this cute ornament to anyone you`d like!

It is fun to make with kids, and great for little gifts for teachers, friends, etc.


DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-01-07

Fun ornament. I love how you used nuts to make a squirrel ornament.

Thank you! Yes, my cousin gave me the idea and I thought the nuts were clever.

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