How to Make Pretty, Painted Acorn Jewels

by Sarah - Craft Invaders

These adorable painted acorn jewels are super simple to put together, and make a beautiful Christmas decoration!

These adorable painted acorn jewels are super simple and make a beautiful Christmas decoration!

We used nail polish as a base coat on our acorns as we love the jewel like colours and sheen that it provides, but there is no reason why you shouldn’t use whatever paint you have to hand.

These adorable painted acorn jewels are super simple and make a beautiful Christmas decoration!

We stuck pins into one end of our acorns so that we had something to hold on to while we painted them, it is also worth planning where you will leave them to dry before you start, as nail polish in particular takes some time – we used a florist oasis to stick the pin end in to to support ours.

These adorable painted acorn jewels are super simple and make a beautiful Christmas decoration!

Once our base coats were dry (we gave ours two coats) we used a combination of more nail polish, sharpies and glitter to add more detail to our jewels in the form of spots and swirls, and then stuck their caps on.

These adorable painted acorn jewels are super simple and make a beautiful Christmas decoration!

We are planning on making a Twig Christmas Tree embellished with Epson salts and lights which these little jewels will hang on.

These adorable painted acorn jewels are super simple and make a beautiful Christmas decoration!

As you can tell from the lack of words these really are the simplest things to make, but we think they make adorable decorations! For more Christmas nature craft inspiration check out our stunning Twig Chandelier and our wonderful Succulent Christmas Tree.

These adorable painted acorn jewels are a lovely simple craft for kids to try and make a beautiful homemade Christmas decoration

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18 comments

Debbie December 26, 2017 - 6:11 pm

Love this!❤️❤️❤️ My sister & I glued acorns around a heavy duty paper plate, going inwards, till we had a acorn Christmas tree. Sprayed it with a sealer/lacquer. Let dry. Used mini ornaments to decorate. Made loads for gifts, but had a few left over. Put them in a plastic tub in attic, with other decorations. Unfortunately, mice in attic LOVED them too. FYI, make sure your acorn decorations are mouse proof when putting them in storage!!

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Sarah - Craft Invaders January 15, 2018 - 6:13 pm

Thanks Debbie. Your acorn tree sounds gorgeous, I’ll definitely be trying that next fall. And thanks for the mouse tip – it never occurred to me to keep them mouse proof!

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leslie reynolds March 4, 2017 - 5:09 pm

I love your idea . I have tons of acorns Great Ideas.

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Sarah - Craft Invaders March 7, 2017 - 8:14 am

Thanks Leslie, and thanks for taking the time to comment 🙂

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Linda at Mixed Kreations February 5, 2017 - 9:33 pm

What a cute was to reuse some of the acorns laying on the ground each year. I’ll have to remember this I’m sure the grandkids would love to decorate them.

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Sarah - Craft Invaders February 10, 2017 - 12:09 pm

Aren’t they sweet Linda, I always think we should be able to think up more ways to use acorns – they are always so perfect looking!

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