glittered acorns. a fall diy failure.

Not all diy's turn out the way you expected. I've been quite lucky in this department heretofore. So call this an exercise in what not to do. Realness and all that.

The diy: glittered acorns in assorted fall colors. 
The inspiration: these sculpted beauties found on Etsy.
The players: my sister and I with a little help from Letty and my mom, the supply backer. She has all the craft supplies. All the time.

In theory we thought we could throw the acorns into a cup of glue and then throw them into a cup of glitter. And then dry. Simple enough. I feel like we should have realized it was too simple. We are educated women after all. Especially Beth.

They turned out like this, a glittered blob that does in fact, not, look like an acorn.

It used a ton of glitter for results like this, with a lot of glitter being wasted and sticking within the cup. As seen below... Letty chose purple by the way. We need to work on the definition of what is a Fall color.

Finer glitter seemed to work better, as did pouring the glitter over the acorns after removing them from the now watered down glue. Straws. We were grasping at them.

Then I tried dipping the acorn in glue but not covering the "hat" and then just shaking a wee bit of glitter on that portion. See gold acorn below. GREAT SUCCESS. Or not so much.

Failure failure failure. But we tried. And hey. Penn State won so we got free coffee too. And now we know. It ain't gonna work. 



  1. aw! seems so easy but yet, totally not. at least you tried. :)

  2. Just call em glitter blobs and it is a complete success! Purple works for a Halloween colour, maybe she thought that was more her style.

  3. Oh man! I was going to try this too...maybe not

  4. This both gave me the warm fall fuzzies and the endless giggles because my DIY stuff usually turns out like this, and I love you for sharing it. I wish we had acorns here for me to foul up. Lastly, do the hats come off? I'm an acorn novice.

  5. Letty *gets it* ...she really does. Purple is a Halloween color, which happens in the fall. C'mon, Mom! :)

  6. A - for effort! You are brave to craft anything with loose glitter particles. I tend to stick to the pre-glittered pine cones at Michaels HAHA! I am so poor children.

  7. this looks like most of my projects lol
    every DIY you post about always looks perfect, welcome to my world just this one time hahaha

  8. I love how crafty you are with the kids and in general. Glitter acorns make me smile.

  9. Lol m so glad you share bloopers too. A for effort y'all. Those little buggers really didn't want to be fabulous. It's on them.


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