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How To Make Burlap And Leopard Fabric Acorns From Plastic Eggs

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Learn how to make adorable burlap and leopard fabric acorns from plastic eggs. 

leopard fabric acorns

Fabric Acorns

Welcome to this month’s Dollar Store Divas monthly challenge where I’m sharing adorable burlap and leopard fabric acorns made with dollar store plastic eggs.

Aren’t they so cute? If you follow me on instagram you may have seen the gnome pine cone ornaments I made.

I collected about three baskets of pine cones from my yard, so get ready for lots of pine cone crafts! 

pine cones

A small bag sells for about $5 at the craft store, so I’m so thankful I was able to gather these for free.

With the holidays coming my mind is spinning with ideas.

Before I get to the tutorial for these cuties, I have some exciting news.

We are giving one lucky reader a $50 gift card to Dollar Tree!

Think of how many great craft items you can buy with that!

Be sure to read to the end of this post to enter the giveaway, and also check out the rest of the Thanksgiving crafts shared this month.

When I popped into Dollar Tree last week, I spotted a leopard scarf.

I love me some leopard, so I scooped up a couple.

You never know when you will need a little leopard!

I wasn’t sure what I was going to make for this month’s Thanksgiving-themed challenge.

While I love to decorate for fall, I don’t decorate specifically with a Thanksgiving theme.

Although last year I did make this cute turkey sign.

I have a Thanksgiving tablescape blog hop coming up next week, so I thought it would be fun to make some fabric acorns to use as place tags at each setting.

Let me show you how simple these little acorns are to make.

Supplies Needed For Leopard Fabric Acorns

You can use whatever type of fabric you like, but I thought the burlap and leopard were perfect for fall acorns.

leopard and burlap fabric

Step 1. Separate the plastic eggs

Separate the plastic eggs and add a little hot glue to keep them closed.

plastic eggs

Step 2. Cover the egg with scarf

Place the egg on the leopard scarf and cut enough fabric to cover the entire egg.

leopard fabric on easter egg

Step 3. Gather the fabric

Bring the sides of the fabric up and gather them together. Tie with a piece of twine.

leopard fabric wrapped around plastic egg

Step 4. Cut excess fabric

Cut the excess fabric off with fabric scissors.

cutting leopard fabric from plastic egg

Step 5. Attach twine

Wrap twine around the top of the egg and secure with hot glue. 

twine wrapped around plastic egg

Step 6. Break up pine cones

Break up pine cones and hot glue them around the top quarter of the plastic egg. 

broken up pine cones

Step 7. Glue stem

Snip the stem off the pine cone and glue it to the top of the egg.

fabric acorn with leopard

Step 8. Decorate

Decorate with your fabric acorns! See how easy that was? 

close up of fabric acorn

You can add a little name tag tied with twine to the top of the acorn.

I will share a picture of the burlap ones used in my Thanksgiving tablescape next week. 

leopard fabric acorn for fall

You can also add ribbon to make these ornaments. Wouldn’t buffalo check ones be cute?

Add several to a pretty bowl with pine cones for simple fall decor.

There are so many uses. I may even add a little gold metallic to the pine cone top for some bling!

I hope you enjoyed these fabric pine cones.

Is this something you could see yourself decorating with?

fabric acorns with leopard

Enjoy the rest of the fun dollar store projects below:

Thanksgiving Napkin Rings from Across the Boulevard 

Faux Wood Thanksgiving Centerpiece from Daily DIY Life

Decorate A Tiered Tray from Michelle James Designs

Now it’s time to enter the Giveaway. Good luck to everyone! (CLOSED)

dollar tree giveaway

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before and after plastic egg to fabric fall acorn

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Michele Michael

Tuesday 3rd of November 2020

Clever girl , this is so pretty. Don't forget to post at Funtastic Friday .


Wednesday 4th of November 2020

Thank you Michele! I will share now. :)

Dana Rodriguez

Monday 2nd of November 2020

This is so cute. I love shopping there!

elizabeth miller

Sunday 1st of November 2020

This is such a cute idea and I love how simple it is.


Saturday 31st of October 2020

These little guys are adorable. You are so creative!


Sunday 1st of November 2020

Thanks Michelle! :)

Janet Trieschman

Friday 30th of October 2020

nice project and giveaway!

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