Designer: Dannyelle Nicolle-Ramjist
Don’t wait for a rainy day to make this nature-inspired display. The acorns get their shape from plastic Easter eggs, which have been covered with burlap and topped with portions cut from pinecones.
- Plastic Easter egg
- Medium-grit sandpaper
- Acrylic paint: brown
- Artist’s paintbrush
- Tight-weave burlap
- Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
1. Rough up the outer surfaces of each egg with sandpaper. Remove sanding dust.
2. Paint the outside of each egg half with brown paint; let dry.
3. Cut the burlap in a circle large enough to cover two-thirds of the narrower end of the egg, leaving one third at the wider end uncovered. Gather the raw edge of the burlap around the egg and hot-glue in place.
4. Snip off pinecone pieces with scissors. Hot-glue the pieces around the cut edge of the burlap circle in a row. Repeat to add more pinecone- piece rows, overlapping the pieces slightly with each row as you cover the wide end.
5. Cut a 13⁄4“-long twig piece. Hot-glue the twig to the wide end of the egg to create a stem.