Keeping Thanksgiving decor simple and inexpensive can be easy. How, you ask? Reuse, repurpose, and get creative! Use what you have in your craft stash and decorate for Thanksgiving in no time, so you can focus on what really matters–the Thanksgiving meal! The trick is making it look amazing, while putting forth minimal effort. These decorative Painted Acorns are a great way to add a little pizzazz to your table in no time, with very little money. They are so easy to put together, and the materials used may surprise you!
Follow along with this simple tutorial to make your own DIY Painted Acorns.
Small plastic Easter eggs
Gold and Silver acrylic paint
2 Foam applicators
Hot glue gun / glue stick
Step 1: Pull the eggs apart and set the rounded halves aside. Paint the pointy halves in alternating gold and silver. Allow to dry and add 1-2 more coats. Let the paint dry completely, preferably overnight.
Step 2: Wrap twine around the rounded half securing with hot glue. Allow a little extra loop on the end to look like the stem.
Step 4: Glue the eggs back together, or if you prefer, fill each ‘acorn’ with a seasonal treat like candy corn, or whatever you like!
For a fun DIY kid’s table centerpiece check this one out, using old milk bottles!
What can you use, or reuse to make easy and inexpensive Thanksgiving decor?