Acorn Garland

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Designer: Lisa Storms

This fun take on a garland is made by simply tweaking purchased paper globes to resemble acorns. Trimmed and painted paper bowls are topped with painted wine corks to complete the caps.

Materials:

  • 712″-diameter paper bowls
  • Wine bottle corks
  • Sharp household knife
  • Brown acrylic paint
  • Foam paintbrush
  • 8″-diameter honeycomb tissue ball decorations in multiple colors
  • Crafts knife
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
  • Burlap twine

Assemble the Garland:

  1. Use scissors to trim the rim from a paper bowl

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2. Using a sharp household knife and a sawing motion, carefully cut a wine cork at an angle to approximately 112″ long

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3.  Using a foam paintbrush, paint interior and exterior of bowl with brown acrylic paint. Paint the cork with brown paint. Let the paint dry.

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4. Print the pattern (download it here) onto white paper; cut out. Lay the pattern on an unopened honeycomb ball decoration; trace

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5. Use a crafts knife to cut along the traced lines. Cut through all the layers, being careful to cut through a few tissue layers at a time to prevent the paper from the tearing.

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6. Open the decoration to reveal the acorn shape and use the double-stick tape that came with the decoration to secure the cardboard backing to itself.

7. Referring to the main photo, hot-glue the painted bowl to the top of a tissue-paper acorn. Hot-glue the painted cork to the top of the bowl.

8. Repeat steps 1–7 to make the desired number of acorns.

9. String completed acorns together using a long length of burlap twine tied around each acorn stem.

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