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Do you have an oak tree that scattered acorns all over your yard this fall? If so, collect them and make this cute ornament for a Christmas gift.

Christmas Craft Idea No. 1: Acorn Ornament

November 24, 2014

For some of us, the day after Thanksgiving, coined Black Friday, kicks-off the busy holiday shopping season. Savvy shoppers rush to crowded stores—sometimes as early as midnight or the evening before--to obtain the greatest deal on the latest trinket.

Imagine how you would feel not having to face large, aggressive crowds to complete your holiday shopping list. What if you approached your trees for holiday gift inspiration instead?

That’s right; you can stay home with your family and friends Thanksgiving weekend without missing the opportunity to immerse yourself in the spirit of giving. So, grab some craft supplies—and fallen acorns, pine cones and branches from your trees—and create meaningful, handmade gifts for your loved ones.

Christmas Craft Idea No. 1: Acorn Ornament

Help your loved ones decorate their Christmas trees with a gift from your own trees. This simple, beautiful Christmas ornament is the perfect way to bring more trees indoors this holiday season.


  • Acorn tops
  • Styrofoam ball
  • Hot glue
  • Glitter paint
  • Brown paint
  • Bow or ribbon


  • Paint the Styrofoam ball a shade of dark brown.
  • Apply the glitter paint to the tops of the acorns.
  • Once all pieces are dry, attach the acorns to the Styrofoam ball with a hot-glue gun.
  • Attach the ribbon or bow for a glittery Christmas ornament.

Acorn ornament craft idea credit: hgtv.com.

Have more gifts to give? Check out our Pinterest page for even more craft projects that use the natural gifts from your trees!

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