Autumn Bliss Week starts today as hosted by Clarice at her Storybook Woods blog. My autumnal contribution today is a simple acorn project.
Acorn Harvest Project
Acorns represent good luck and the reminder that great things start small. It’s perfectly suited for the arrival of autumn—a time to reap our harvests, be it literally or figuratively.
We cannot find fat juicy acorns here in Tucson; a totally different kind of oak tree grows here. So, my friend Donna in North Carolina and her grandson Jake gathered a bag of traditional acorns and mailed them to me.
When using acorns in crafts, you must prepare them first to avoid mold and little wormy surprises later. Carefully pop off the little caps and gently wipe each acorn with a soft cloth. Place in the freezer for about 48 hours which resolves the worm issue. Then bake the acorns in the oven on a baking sheet at 250 degrees for about an hour—this prevents mold.
After they cool, take a clean cloth and rub each nut with furniture polish until it shines. Then glue the cap back on and craft away to your heart’s content.
I hope your Monday is full of Autumn Bliss!