DIY Glittered and Painted Acorns are perfect for vase fillers, table decor and more. Here is how to make your own:
Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 2 hours plus paint drying time.
Age range: 10+
Things to do:
1. Paint the body of the acorn with the Harvest Orange Acrylic Paint from the Southwest Sunset Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint Set. Do not paint the acorn cap, leave it natural.
2. In a container of sand, turn the acorn upside down to dry completely. You may use regular sand or kinetic sand. Try not to let the acorn fall over into the sand. If the acorn does fall over into the sand, then just repaint that area.
3. Continue to paint the desired amount of acorns in the same color before starting other colors.
4. Paint more acorns with other colors, working with one color at a time to reduce the amount of times needed to wash the paintbrush. Once completely dry, most colors may need a second coat of paint. I painted each color with two coats of paint.
5. To start the glittered acorns, brush on Mod Podge to the entire body of the acorn.
6. Over a paper lined container, generously pour Chestnut Brown Extra Fine Glitter on each side of the body of the acorn.
7. Shake off excess glitter from acorn, then place the glittered acorn upside down in the sand to dry. If the acorn falls over in the sand, just add a little more Mod Podge and then glitter to that area.
8. Repeat with desired amount of acorns in the same color.
9. Once finished with first color. Fold the piece of paper in half and pour the excess glitter back into the container.
10. Repeat steps with additional colors. Allow the acorns to completely dry. All the colors except the brown needed a second coat of glitter. With the second coat of glitter, be sure not to brush on the second coat of Mod Podge. Instead, dab on the Mod Podge, to reduce the amount of glitter loss. Then allow the acorns to completely dry.
Voila! You now have your own DIY Glittered and Painted acorns.