Sunday, November 7, 2010

Acorn Napkin Rings

A little while ago, I told you how finding things in nature makes for instant, free decor.  This is just a continuation of that same idea.  I gathered several things while going on a little walk with the kids.  Some of those things were a bunch of little acorns (I just love acorns-they are a perfect symbol of fall & you can find them everywhere this time of year).    For the time being, I put them in pretty glasses but I knew I wanted to do something more with them.  Then, a couple of days ago, it dawned on me-they would be so cute as napkinrings.  I had a vision of an autumn woodland tablescape with gorgeous leaves, berries, pumpkins, gourds on an old farmhouse table .  I may not be able to completely recreate my vision with what I have but hopefully you can at least get the idea. 

The napkinrings were so simple to make.  I made a ring shape from jute then hotglued the acorns on. 

There are so many variations that could be made-replace the jute with ribbon to add a bit of color, use just one acorn-so sweet, even spraypaint them (I used gold but I can totally see using heirloom white, ORB, or silver).  You could use these to embellish candles, vases, even make a garland and string it up around your chandelier or across your mantel.   

Of course, you can always give your dollar tree bird a Mr. T gold chain! 

I think natural elements bring a touch of calm, earthy goodness to your home.  What natural elements are you using for your fall tablescapes?

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  1. Wow, I love how you used the acorns as a napkin ring! Definitely something I'd like to try for Thanksgiving.
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  2. Very cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. :) I agree! Free decor is the best. I called you Kat in my email but is that your name?

  3. Very pretty. Love the acorn napkin rings. I do believe I will make some. Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :) I LOVE this idea and can't wait to use it. I have a little collection of acorns because I can't help picking them up this time of year :)

  5. So cute! I need to go acorn hunting. We were out yesterday scavanging leaves, twigs and moss. Fun times!

  6. Hi! I'm your newest follower... cute project. I have a acorn fetish (-:
    Hope you check my blog out and I would love for you to join us Thursday at the party I co-host A Crafty Soiree at

  7. So many cute uses for acorns! I wish we had them here in Albuquerque. I suppose I could always find some at a crafts store, but it just doesn't seem the same :p

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  9. I love this idea! Bringing nature to the table makes me happy.

  10. I wish there were acorns around my town!!

  11. Love the little acorn crafts, very Autumn, very cute : )

  12. I can not believe that as I have been walking around my yard and going crunch...crunch every step that I didn't think of this myself. What a cute..Fall idea. Thank you for the inspiration.


  13. I featured this cute idea on my blog today!