söndag 13 september 2009

tutorial :)

i have read so many great tutorials and i have tried to write a few myself. now i thought that i would try again!

during a walk in the forest with my dogs i was thinking really hard to get some new craft ideas. as you know, i love acorns and found some acorn hats laying on the ground in the forest, took them home and there i made some natural/wooden acorns that i am going to use as necklaces.

what you will need:

acorn hats
a nail or some other sharp pointer
light green wooden bead
small hooks or wire

1. poke a whole in the middle of the acorn hat so that you make a hole to put the hook. if you don´t have a premade hook (i used small ones that you usually use on frames) you can make small hooks with wire.

2. put your hook through the hole and fill it with glue. if you have glue that become see-through when it dries you don´t have to worry if there is some acess.

3. take your wooden bead (i used a light green one i had to make a really green acorn) and put it in the glued hole. try to get the tip of the hook to go in one of the beads holes to make the whole thing more sturdy.

4. let dry and decide on how you want to use your acorn :)

8 kommentarer:

  1. this is totally adorable! :)

  2. Love this idea! I collected several tiny acorns yesterday...and now I know what to do with them!

  3. Adorable! I love acorns. The "hats" are so interesting.

  4. What a great idea! I can imagine this looking great with some needle felted roving substituting for the wooden bead too. Great tutorial!

  5. Leopardstripes6 oktober 2009 17:24

    That is just darling and clever! Thank you- I've been trying to figure out a good way to make a good acorn charm for a long time, and this is better than anything I've come up with. :o)

  6. This is a great idea for a pendant! wonderful tutorial as well.. Bulb in Blue is a site for creative ideas and crafts and we would love to get in contact with you about featuring your tutorial on our site: www.bulbinblue.com- our e-mail is blueteam@bulbinblue.com if you are interested!