Well, school has started today which means fall has officially begun! (even though it is still 88 degrees :) One of my favorite fall activities is a walk under the oaks, collecting acorns like a squirrel prepping for winter. Instead of eating these abundant nuts, I choose the fattest and cutest for fun acorn crafts! Today I am going to show you how to make a very simple acorn and canvas bunting. The sewing is minimal but gives the rustic bunting a nice hand crafted feel.
Supplies needed to make your own acorn crafts bunting:
- Canvas Squares (These little guys are $2.47 for a 4 pack)
- Acorns (If you can't collect any, Consumer Crafts sells really cute fake ones RIGHT HERE)
- Yarn in your choice of fall color (I liked burnt orange/yellow)
- Large Plastic Canvas Needle
- Hot Glue Gun
Step 2. Start the bunting by making a nice, solid knot on the back of one canvas square. Leave 5-6" of a "tail" as the start of your bunting and 12-24" on your needle to start sewing.
Step 3. Loop the thread from back to front around the acorn twice to secure and for that great color!
Step 4. Make several small straight stitches along the top of the garland for decorative effect, but also to help keep the top of the bunting hanging straight.
Step 5. Your last stitch can wrap around the outside edge twice for a secure end, then leave 3-4" free before starting your next canvas square.
Step 6. Knot your next canvas square and repeat steps 1-5 with all your squares. Each acorn crafts square takes 2-3 minutes.
Step 7. Complete the garland by adding a finishing knot on the back of the last square, then leaving a 5-6" tail to complete the acorn crafts bunting.
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