Painted Acorn Necklaces

This is a re-post from March 2011.
I’ve been wearing my acorn necklaces lately and have been getting so my compliments on them that I thought I’d re-post how I made them. This is the perfect time to go acorn hunting. Gather them for decorating this Fall then save a few for some cute necklaces.
You’ll want to bake your acorns in a 200 degree oven for 15-20 minutes to kill the worms that could be inside. You’ll want to do this if you’re just going to be using them as decorations too. It gives me the heebie jeebies, so I leave them outside until I can cook them.
I spray painted them because I wanted a smooth finish. First I primed them, then sprayed the top and bottom with my color of choice. The acorns are really light and tend to move around when you paint them so I put them on top of a garbage bag and nestled them between the boards on the deck to hold them in place.
I added a little sparkle to the cap by brushing on some mod podge and sprinkling on glitter. The acorns shrunk a little in the oven so I used E6000 glue to reattach the cap to the bottom. Then I used super glue to attach the jump ring to the acorn cap. The ribbon or chain will be going through the jump ring to make the necklace.
I wear the one on the right the most but it has a silver chain through it now. Do you think you’ll try making an acorn necklace?

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  • Amber September 17, 2012, 10:40 pm

    This is such a fun idea! How creative my girls would adore this. Thanks for the fun idea.

  • Pam September 18, 2012, 5:51 am

    These are wonderful! I love it when I find something I’ve never seen before. I think I will make one.

  • Kaysi @ Keeping It Simple September 18, 2012, 1:38 pm

    Those are so cute! I love the colors that you painted them!

  • Six Sisters September 18, 2012, 6:53 pm

    We love your acorn necklaces! They are so stinkin cute and we have a bumper crop of acorns this year. Thanks for the great idea! We would love to have you share your fun ideas at our Strut Your Stuff Saturday at We hope to hear from you soon! -The Sisters

  • brittany October 8, 2012, 8:41 am

    Super cute idea! I love homemade jewelry. I want to try it without painting one. If I can find an acorn. That’s what I get for living in NM!!

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