Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Acorn Creations

Great activity for the kids!  They can gather acorns and sort them, the shells from the nuts.  Or as we called them, the "heads from the hats".
Then easy as can be, just hot glue them on one at a time!  Easy - yes!  Fast - not so much.
I recently discovered a new resale shop in our town called The Jackson Trading Post.  I love it because his prices are actually something I'm willing to pay!!!!  Now ya'll know that's saying something.  And he negotiates.  If you remember the little wood doll cradle I painted for my niece (Click HERE to see it), I paid $9 for it at the Jackson Trading Post.  So what's that got to do with this?  Well that little bird nestled in the wreath?  I got it there.  For 50 cents.  Yup!  It's on Lansing Ave, near the Clinton Way intersection in case you're from these parts.

 And now what did I do with the "nut" part of the acorns?  Well, I was making that into a wreath too... and then when I got done I decided it made a super cute "something to put on my coffee table with a vase stuck in it" thing-a-ma-jig.  It'd make a great candle ring, too.

 Aren't those weeds pretty?!  They have a purplish tone.  Yup, just pulled them out of the ditch on the side of the road.  Best way to bring the outdoors in without spending a dime, eh? :)
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  1. These are so beautiful! I llove the one with the "hats"! Super cute :)

  2. Your little helper is beautiful and so are your wreaths (and-thing-a-ma-jig).
    What a great idea. I'm going to try one. Wanna see? (so funny). I'm signing up to follow you. Great blog.
    Please check mine out.

  3. This is such a clever idea.

    Mrs. Delightful

  4. I love the acorn creations, and that green door you have the wreath mounted on is a great find!

  5. Very cute idea. Now tell me again, "Where do I get those cute little munchkins to do all the bending over and picking up the acorns"? I'm signing up to follow by email.


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