Today, I am sharing my coco nutty sweater acorns tutorial!
Are you enjoying the cool weather? Our family certainly is and we have been enjoying the outdoors. Nature walks seem to be an activity our family enjoys doing. The girls love to play the I Spy game and look for treasures. Fall is about enjoying the sounds of the leaves crunching beneath your feet, the smell of the woods, the gorgeous colors, the giggles and laughs as the kiddos run down the trail, and hot cocoa after. This is what I love.
It was these nature walks that inspired these coco-nutty sweater acorns. It is a fun and super easy craft you can do with your kids or on your own for budget friendly Fall decor.
Hot glue gun and sticks
Start with a few discarded sweaters you no longer like to wear (or in my case, don’t fit because I put them in the dryer). If you do not have any sweaters in your closet to use for this project, head over to your local Goodwill and pick out a few. And I know you are asking, what do I do with the rest of the sweater? Pillows are a great way to use sweaters. Coffee mug holder. Winter headband. Just to name a few ideas.
I cut the sweater sleeves at a few different lengths, as I wanted variation in size of the acorns.
Turn your sweater sleeve inside out and then wrap the rubberband tightly around the end. Turn the sleeve right side out.
Insert poly-fill into the sweater sleeve until firm and compact.
Once poly-fill is to desired consistency and shape, take another rubberband and secure the top. You will then hot glue the coconut piece to the top of the sweater.
Finished acorn should resemble something like this.
Create multiple acorns to fill a Fall vignette on a table or you could even attach string and display on your front door.
These acorns bring a cozy feel to the Fall decor and kids have such a great time creating them.
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial on the coco-nutty sweater acorns. Let me know if you have questions! Happy Fall to you!