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$1.07 Acorn Decoration

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The other day I was tooling around The Mother Land, I mean Home Goods. I came across a sweet, glittery acorn made from pine cone scales for $5.99. Bargain!  But the longer I looked at it the more I realized it was nothing more than a styroform ball with acorn scales glued on it. Heck, I could do that!  So I did. And I did it in under 30 minutes. Sorry about the blurriness in some of the pictures.



Here is how I did it.  I cracked and cut the scales off pine cones I had found around our apartment. I tired to use the biggest scales. I bought a gold glittery Christmas ornament from Dollar tree and I applied my hot glue gun.

Supplies


Glue one row of scales about 1/4-1/3 of the way down from the top of the ornament.
Start at the bottom so you can shingle the scales.


Keep adding layers on top. Stagger them so they don't line up exactly. They are small so be careful
with your glue gun. Don't be a victim like me.

Gild the lily, I mean the pine cones scales with some gold craft paint. I applied it just on the bottom edges.
Bert is staring at you. He knows what you did last summer.
Tie a large satin bow around the top. Hang from your chandelier or wherevever.  Accept compliments.



We had Molly's 5th birthday party for our family yesterday. More pics to come but she was thrilled and everyone loved our new home. We were so proud to be able to have a great party in it and have everyone be comfortable with enough room to move. The weather was cold but bright and clear so the kids played outside the whole time and I got to catch up with my sisters-in-law who rock.

Hope you all had a great weekend too! Link up your latest and greatest here!

Cheers!


Jenny

46 comments:

  1. Wow! That's so clever and soooo pretty! I love that sparkly rich bronze/browns for the holidays! Great job!

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  2. How cute! I love the sparkles and the bow! :)

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  3. How totally clever are you! This is gorgeous!

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  4. gorgeous!

    would you like to be a guest blogger for my holiday series? pretty please!

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  5. I love this! Looks so high-end with the addition of the gorgeous chocolate ribbon. Well done!

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  6. This is a great idea, Jenny! I've already pinned it to Pinterest.

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  7. these are lovely! What a sweet idea! I want my Christmas Tree to be covered in these little beauties!

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  8. love love love love love love

    http://simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  9. What a great idea. Would love for you to stop by DIY Home Sweet Home and link up to More the Merrier Monday.
    Jamie
    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

    P.S. I'm your newest follower. Love your blog

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  10. That looks awesome! Love a bit of glitz! :D

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  11. Oh my, how lovely is that? I'd LOVE for you to come link up to my new party, Head To Head Showdown at www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com ~Jen

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  12. Well, Have 't enough words to say about your spectacular work. It is really gratifying. You did a creative work on it, which is totally new for me. I am truly saying that is is fun and easy idea!

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  13. How genius! Looks wonderful as well.

    Veronica
    Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

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  14. What a great idea..and I love that you found those at the dollar store and did not have to glitter the balls.
    Seeing your table makes me remember when my kiddies were small.
    (Cry & Sniff) they are now 18 & 23.
    I so miss those days.
    I love your blog and will be back to visit,
    Melissa

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  15. The acorn turned out beautifully! It looks expensive and elegant.

    Sharon @ mrshinesclass

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  16. Love it! The ribbon is gorgeous too!

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  17. Cutest thing I've seen in a while...I'm definitely pinning this and making some! I have gobs of pinecones that need a good project. Bingo! Where did the ribbon come from? I think it's hard to find good wide satin ribbon. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. That is beautiful! I am totally going to gather some pine cones so I can recreate this for the holidays! Gorgeous! ...Pinning....!

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  19. That is such a pretty ornament! I love love love the fact that you didn't even have to glitter it! The dollar store is such a blessing!

    We just started our Home for the Holidays series tonight and would love for you to join us. Our readers would love it!

    http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/2011/11/home-for-holidays-link-party_08.html

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  20. Gorgeous! I have tons of pine cones in my yard and am always looking for ways to use them. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. What a fabulous idea! LOVE all the glitter!!!

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  22. Love this idea, will have to make some of my own for Christmas. Thanks for sharing

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  23. Wow! How beautiful!! Thanks for sharing this! It goes perfectly with my holiday decor!! I am now your newest follower via Passionately Artistic. I hope you will follow me, too! Blessings to you!

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  24. These are beautiful. I looked for the right ball in $ tree, but they were all damaged. I must try it!

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  25. Very very pretty!! So glittery! Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party :) http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/11/bedazzle-me-monday-7_6572.html

    Also, PRETTY PLEASE stop by and check out Random Acts of Kindness Week going on all next week! Would love it if you could participate!!

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  26. So pretty. You can never ever have enough sparkle this time of year.

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  27. What a great idea! I love handmade Christmas ornaments...especially on the cheap!

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  28. Your ornament is beautiful! I'd love it if you shared it at Project Queen. I have 3 parties going on and your ornament would be wonderful for all 3.

    www.projectqueen.org
    I'm a new follower!

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  29. Simply lovely! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!


    Melanie
    Sew Rugged @ bear rabbit bear
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  30. that is beautiful and shimmering! i love it!

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  31. Oh, I love this! Glitter and sparkly things make me so happy. The ribbon is gorgeous too. There are lots of pine cones that drop from my neighbor's trees...gonna make these!

    Just found your blog and so happy I did! I look forward to more of your creativity. Stop by and say hi when you can!

    Pat

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  32. Oh, I love this! Glitter and sparkly things make me so happy. The ribbon is gorgeous too. There are lots of pine cones that drop from my neighbor's trees...gonna make these!

    Just found your blog and so happy I did! I look forward to more of your creativity. Stop by and say hi when you can!

    Pat

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  33. I am featuring these on my blog tonight! Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button!

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  34. Very pretty and versatile too! You can use it for fall decor or Christmas, depending on your colors. This is a great gift idea.

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  35. I LOVE this ornament! It's gorgeous and yet so simple to make!

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  36. Great job--This turned out really nice. Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday--hope you'll be back this week-
    Mary

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  37. Thank you for linking up to our party, Show and Share #13, come back this week!

    A mommy's life... with a touch of yellow
    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

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  38. Very pretty! And so clever of you to name your blog chocolate! Hooked me. New follower!

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  39. Hey Jenny! Wanted to say a belated "Congrats" for being #1 featured spot at SISTERS OF THE WILD WEST linky party last week (11/12)! I looked on your "I'm Featured" area, and you don't have their button yet...better grab yourself one! You've earned alot of fans with this lovely DIY acrorn/pinecone goodie

    Fan and Folower,
    Suzanne in NW Illinois

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  40. I love these!
    I would love for YOU to link these to my Christmas blog hop going on right now @
    www.aweemeenit.com

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  41. Jenny! This is just too much adorable goodness! You have truly inspired me.

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