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17 August 2015

Fall Acorn Bunting

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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.

Handmade Acorn Bunting with canvas Squares by "Amy Renea" for Crafts Unleashed

Supplies needed to make your own acorn crafts bunting:

INSTRUCTIONS:

Handmade Acorn Bunting with canvas Squares by "Amy Renea" for Crafts Unleashed
STEP 3
Step 1. Choose your acorns and hot glue them to the center of each square.  You will also be securing them with yarn, but the initial hot glue makes your life a lot easier!

Handmade Acorn Bunting with canvas Squares by "Amy Renea" for Crafts UnleashedStep 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.


Step 8. Hang the bunting from end to end without much slack in the middle.  Unlike most garlands, the acorns makes this one pretty heavy!  It will tend to sag in the middle if it is not pulled fairly tight.  This is also why you want to make sure not to skip the knots on the back of the squares and those stitches on the top of the acorn crafts!

Acorn Canvas Bunting for Fall Autumn by Amy Renea at "A Nest for All Seasons"
STEP 7

Acorn Canvas Bunting for Fall Autumn by Amy Renea at "A Nest for All Seasons"

If you DO want a little slack in your acorn crafts bunting, try stringing it against a flat surface,
 like this chalkboard, to give support to the back of the bunting! Better be ready, Better beware...

Acorn Canvas Bunting for Fall Autumn by Amy Renea at "A Nest for All Seasons"

A cluster pom garland (made from THIS fall assortment for $1.17
makes a fun accent to contrast the white canvas and highlight the oranges and browns of the acorns/thread!


Acorn Canvas Bunting for Fall Autumn by Amy Renea at "A Nest for All Seasons"
Post previously published on Crafts Unleashed

Happy Fall Y'all!

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