How to Make an Acorn Tree Place Card Holder

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Autumn acorn place card holder finished!

Autumn acorn place card holder finished!

Ah, autumn. How I’ve missed you, my friend!

This year’s first indication that fall was coming, was a lone maple leaf that lay resting on the grass, seemingly reflecting on the long tumble it had just taken from its, until that moment, stubborn branch. I had heard a similar story from my cousins, Jenny and Jodi, who live in Vermont, but their fall friend, the acorn, had lots of other friends whom they shipped to me. Yay! and thanks cuzes!

So, in honor of my lone leaf and these wonderfully charismatic nuts, I thought I’ share an easy how-to crafting project that feature these fallen oak tree kernels and dresses them up in glitter (see here our Acorn Autumn Tree Centerpiece how-to post and video, too!). They could then be shown off as an ode-to-the-season place card holder for all your autumn holiday festivities.

Not so nutty of an idea now, is it?

Acorn place card holder supplies

Acorn place card holder supplies.

Supplies:

• acorns

• foam cone

• utility knife or sharp kitchen knife

• spray paint (autumn color)

• Mod Podge

• paint brush

• autumn colored glitter

• hot glue gun

• clear glitter spray

• autumn leaf (real or faux)

Instructions:

1. Using your knife, gently cut a small slit at the top of the cone.

With a sharp knife, gently make a cut to the top of your mini foam cone

With a sharp knife, gently make a cut to the top of your mini foam cone.

2. Spray paint entire foam cone. Allow to dry.

Spray cone with autumn-colored paint

Spray cone with autumn-colored paint.

3. Brush glue all over cone, then sprinkle glitter. Allow to dry.

Sprinkle autumn-colored glitter all over your cone

Sprinkle autumn-colored glitter all over your cone.

Cover cone with Mod Podge glue

Cover cone with Mod Podge glue. Why Mod Podge? After it dries, it’ll totally disappear! Nice!

4. Starting at the bottom, hot glue acorns to tree.

Hot glue your acorns onto your cone, starting at the bottom

Hot glue your acorns onto your cone, starting at the bottom.

5. Add place card, then set the table!

Fall, fun and festive acorn name plate holder AND centerpiece

Fall, fun and festive acorn place card holder AND centerpiece.

No go nuts and make one for your holiday table!

All photography by Skaie Knox, HomeJelly

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Written By Skaie Knox

Skaie Knox is a storyteller on a quest to provide sparkling content through copywriting, songwriting and video production. She is founder of HomeJelly, Ruggable.com's key copywriter, a published singer/songwriter (Fervor Records/ASCAP) and kid's book author (Big Bug Lunch!). For doable DIY video tutorials, subscribe to her HomeJelly YouTube channel (for link, click on my nose!).