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Christmas Crafts -
Acorn Elves




Supplies

  • Acorns with caps
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue sticks
  • Pistachio shells
  • Coriander seeds of similar size seed
  • Gold spray paint
  • Small paint brush
  • Acrylic paints in red, green and blue
  • Fine tip black permanent marker
  • Drill with very fine bit
  • Fine gold wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Multicolored beads

    How To Make It

    1. Wash and dry acorns. If their caps come off, glue them back on. Using a hot glue gun, glue on pistachio nuts for ears and coriander seeds for a nose.
    2. Lay acrons on paper and srpay with gold paint. Let dry. Turn over and spray the other side.
    3. Paint caps and color desired with acrylic paint. Let dry.
    4. Using the marker, draw eyes and a mouth. Make the elf have eyes open, closed or winking. Draw eyebrows if you want too! The mouth can be open or closed.
    5. Drill small holes in stems with a very fine drill bit. String a 14-inch piece of very fine gold wire through the hole. Bring ends up equally on both sides and twist wire together. String about 2-inches of multicolored beads onto wire.
    6. Make a loop to hang the ornmanet ond stirng the loose end of wire back down into the beads until secure.

    Notes:

    Using beads in holiday shapes would be very cool.

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