I was wandering the most dangerous aisle of Target (the trendy seasonal one) when I saw a very pretty wreath covered in pinecones and felted acorns. But! Being a miser with a bad attitude, I was immediately offended by the $20 price tag. Yup. That's some budget realness for ya. Soooo I decided, as I sometimes do, to just make my own. It ended up costing about $10 I think, and I got to choose my own acorn colors to boot!
Want to make one too? You will need:
- A basic wreath
- Acorn caps (I collected these, rinsed them in warm water and a little bit of bleach, and let them dry completely. Or you could buy them!)
- A hot glue gun
- .2 ounces of three different colors of needle felting wool (I got mine here), plus white roving
- A basic felting needle
- High density felting foam (optional but hella recommended)
Use your felting needle to make a little acorn shape out of the roving. Cover it with the colored wool and felt into place. Attach the little acorn to an acorn cap with the hot glue gun.
I like these autumnal, harvest-y colors. And it's cool, as ever, to be able to take credit when people admire the wreath. But I lost my piece of felting foam (because of course), and between the needle and the hot glue gun, my fingertips were a little worse for the wear by the time I was done.
I just checked online, and if saving $10 isn't your jam, the Target wreath is still available!
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