Here is another simple fall craft idea with Foam Shapes and a few other inexpensive craft supplies. Oh, and you will also need Glitter Nail Polish… it’s the perfect way to make those foam shapes sparkle! Use this Acorn Garland for fall decoration, gift bags, or make a Thankful Tree with real branches and a few foam maple leaf shapes. Teachers… make this garland in a classroom with students by having each student assemble a section, tie them altogether, and hang on a bulletin board or throughout the room!
- Foam Acorn Shapes
- Natural Twine
- Craft Buttons
- Glitter Nail Polish
- Low Temp Glue Gun
- Optional Items: Gift Bag or Box, Real Tree Branches, Sharpie Markers, Hole Punch, Foam Maple Leaves
2) Once the nail polish is dry on the foam acorn shapes, you can begin assembling the garland. Using a Low Temperature Glue Gun, attach Natural Twine to the top of the foam acorn. Then immediately add a craft button to the top of the twine. For a more finished look, add an additional craft button to the back of the acorn.
3) Continue adding different color acorns along the Natural Twine. We made the following pattern on the twine: Brown, Tan, Goldenrod, Orange, Brown, Tan, etc. That’s it!
Here are a few ways to use your Acorn Garland this Fall:
Cut a small piece of Twine, attach 1 acorn shape with button to the center, hole punch the top of a gift bag on each side, and tie acorn garland around gift bag as a closure.
Wrap Acorn Garland around a clear jar, vase, or bottle:
Add garland to a Gift Box:
Last but not least… make a Thankful Tree with real tree branches!
For the real tree branches, simply cut a few real branches, pull off any remaining leaves, and let dry for a day. Next, place them in the container of your choice (a pot with floral foam, vase, or glass jar). If you use a pot with floral foam, make sure to cover the foam with glass gems, rocks, or floral grass. Now it’s time to string the acorn garland around the branches!
To make this into a Thankful Tree, we hole punched a few Foam Maple Leaves and tied Natural Twine to hang the leaves from the branches.
Using a Sharpie Marker, add a word and outline the leaf shape with dots or lines. Hang the Maple Leaves on the branches.
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