from our recent camping trip --
I've loved those colored acorns I see every year for a while now...
But they're either too expensive, or just not in the right colors...
So when I saw a little packet of orange-toned ones
[ON SALE at Stein-Mart]
a few weeks back
I picked them up, knowing I could add a little paint
and make them work for me.
I painted them one afternoon while Craig was watching ballgames
[yes, we truly rough it - dontcha know - ha]
AND I LOVE THEM.
I painted a third of them purple... and a third green...
leaving the orange ones to blend it all together...
[I admit it - my house is mardi gras colors --]
Note: These are NOT real acorns,
though, I suppose you could do this with them
[if you hot glue the caps on!]
These are little bits of wood SHAPED like a acorn
with real acorn caps glued on -
I'm thinking they will last longer this way...
I plan to put them in a little hanging vase
I have over my sink so I can enjoy the goodness of fall,
even inside my house!