Introduction: Festive Golden Acorns

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I have been wanting to do something with all the pretty acorns from the park, so yesterday while making a wreath I thought I would try to attach them to the wreath. But how to do it? The wreath is going to be outside so I want them to be secure, not just glued on. So, it comes down to wire...

Step 1: Gather the Goods

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What you'll need:

Acorns
Wire
Hot glue gun
Gold paint
Paintbrush

Step 2: Attach the Wires

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1. Cut some strips of wire to whatever length you'll need to attach it to something. Bend the wires in half and set aside.

2. Separate the caps from the acorns. Add some hot glue to the acorn cap. And put the middle of the wire in the glue.

3. Put the acorn into the cap and press firmly for a few seconds for the hot glue to set.

Step 3: Paint It Gold!

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Or whatever color you would prefer. It might help to rub the fuzzy stuff off the acorn to get a smoother coat of paint.

Step 4: Attach the Acorns to Whatever You Want

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I attached these guys to a wreath I made, but I could imagine attaching them to bottle necks, candelabra, or make little hooks to hang them on the Christmas tree. With the gold they look very festive and would probably pick up any sparkly lights very nicely.

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