Thursday, October 10, 2013

FELTED ACORNS

Off and on, during snippets of time I've been dipping my hands in hot, soapy water...and with elbow grease....creating felted acorns.

 During our daily 'forced march' last fall, I gathered quite a bunch of acorn tops.
 I had an urge to do something with them....esp. since I was in need of a gift for a creative person I admire.  So, out came dyed wool roving in as many fall colors as I had.
 Then, with the DVR tuned to my archive of "Housewives" shows....a bowl of hot water and some soap.....
 I squeezed, rolled, patted, and otherwise manipulated some shapes to fit into the acorn lids.
And....here are the results.....

15 comments:

margaret said...

the first word that sprang to mind delightful

Robbie said...

Oh my...what a huge amount of work!!! They are little beauties that's for sure!!!

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

those are my colors...love them !

Julianne said...

So creative and cute. I love it.

LA Paylor said...

oooh those little nuggets!!!
What an ingenious idea Mary.
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landscapelady said...

How cool! If you put one on a necklace you could use it as a pincushion around your neck that travels with you :-)
Love!

Louise Page said...

Looks like a lot of work, but well worth the effort I am sure.

Linda A. Miller said...

Love the colors... I wonder if the squirrels in my yard would go for these?!

Snowcatcher said...

These are so awesome! What a fun, creative way to decorate for autumn!

Terri said...

They are darling. I, too, have a bunch of the little caps... picked in years previous, but saved to make hats for little woodland people - as shown on the Carol Duval show years ago. Still haven't found the time.
Your green ones look like the acorns on my oak tree now. Thanks for sharing your project.
Hugs

Frances said...

Cute!

Quilt Rat said...

Amazing! I adore the wonderful texture in the acorn caps.....your wool roving "acorns" are marvelous!

Linda M said...

Those are very cool , very clever idea.

Leslie McNeil said...

they are so charming!! cuties! and a beautiful collection,too!

Margaret Cooter said...

So autumnal! At an oak wood near me, the ground is now littered with fallen acorns and painty brown leaves.