Friday, November 5, 2010

Acorn Wreath

Today I followed up on another craft. It all started at the Little League field about a month ago. I was trying to keep the kids busy so I asked them to gather some acorns for me to make a wreath with. I make one each year for the public library's silent wreath auction fundraiser. Well, a neighbor boy heard me and said, "I have a whole bunch of acorns at my house. My dad had me pick them up. Do you want me to go get them?" He seemed so eager so I said, "Sure." and off he went. My jaw dropped and the other parents giggled when Dakota came back with a wheel barrel FILLED with acorns from his yard. "Well that certainly will make plenty of wreaths." I didn't want to turn down his generosity so I took them home with me. Fortunately, I didn't have the problems that Michelle at Scribbits had.

Today I took a small grapevine wreath I had and started glue gunning them on. (yes, glue gunning is a word.... and if it isn't it should be.)

Here is the final result.

I want to make a large one for the library's auction. Oh and the fabulous part is that this project cost me $0. I had all of the needed items around my house and Dakota donated the acorns. Maybe I'll make another one for him front door as a thank you.

From my home at 5 and 2 Scotts to yours,

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