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Fall Acorn Ornament

Fall is approaching…time to break out the fabulous textures and rustic color palette for decorating! May Arts has teamed up with Tombow for a week of amazing inspiration! Today I’ve got a quick tutorial showcasing the wonderful variety of textures available with May Arts Ribbon and the extreme adhesiveness of Tombow products-an beautiful, fall acorn ornament!

Gather only a few supplies!

~7 feet of the new May Arts Paper Cord in natural (420-10), ~2 feet of the nice, thick May Arts Burlap Cord in natural (SP10), Tombow Power Adhesive Tabs and Mono Multipurpose Glue, a Styrofoam egg and wired beads- that’s all!

To begin, glue the paper cord to the top of the wide part of the egg with an adhesive tab, and start wrapping the cord around the egg. Keep the cord taught to avoid any of the white Styrofoam to show through. After a few rounds, apply glue directly to the egg and continue wrapping with cord. Once the egg is 90% wrapped with the cord, apply five adhesive tabs in a circle to the bottom portion of the egg for extra durability. Finish covering the egg with the cord, and make a point at the bottom of the egg with the cord.

Following the same basic steps, create a topper for the acorn with the burlap cord. Punch a hole in the top of the acorn with an awl, apply a dab of glue, and push in wired beads for a decorative element.

If you want to turn your acorn into a ornament like I have, simply apply a looped length of cord to the acorn with a push pin.

May Arts Paper Cord is a perfect medium for wrapping elements tightly as it doesn’t have fibers to fray, nor does the glue muddy up the finished look. I can’t wait to create some Christmas decorations with the colorful cord and a styrofoam all! Tombow products are the perfect adhesive to use for this kind of project because of it’s durability and ease of use.

I’ll be including this ornament on a package wrapped with kraft paper and tied with a lovely bow for that extra special presentation, and will make a few more (without the hanging loop) to add to a decorative bowl for my fall table centerpiece.


Blog post by: Karen Baker

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  1. Rose

    Karen all i can say is "you ROCK" 🙂 this is awesome!!!!!

  2. Marcia Dehn-Nix

    Karan, This is amazing!!!! so cool. Maybe I should try to make a few too.

  3. Michele D

    Love that May Arts cord!

  4. Jennie Garcia

    Wow!!This is so cool!! Awesome idea!!
    TFS!! Take care!!

  5. Carmen

    I'm saving this idea – I love acorns and the rustic look!

  6. Ruth G

    Cool! I love the look! Perfect colors and textures for a fall project! TFS!

  7. Barb Ghigliotty

    What a great project…thank you!!!

  8. Kathy P

    Love this idea… cool to stash these in a fall wreath of leaves!!!

  9. Nicole Martel

    This is adorable!!!

  10. Sassy

    Fabulous idea!  A must try!

  11. Sue D

    Fabulous for fall decorating!

  12. Annette Hindes

    Looks like a fun project to make!
    Just in time for my Thanksgiving table….Thanks!

  13. Charlene

    Awesome, Karen!  Love this rustic look!

  14. Maureen Hayes

    This is such a great idea, and I didn't know that the Towbow adhesive was strong enough to do this, so I really learned something here. I am sure this will work with many types of projects and ornaments.  Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  15. rush

    wonderful project.  thank you for sharing.

  16. sharon gullikson

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this. I love the natural look, and the baubles!!!

  17. Kim H

    Love this project, what a great idea. thanks for the inspiration.

  18. Nan G

    Fabulous acorn! Very unique indeed!

  19. Denise Bryant

    Darling fall ornament! I love all that texture!

  20. LinhC

    Lovely ornament!

  21. Virginia Fynes

    So cute!

  22. Kristie Maynard

    Oh my!  That is so darn cute!  TFS!

  23. sandra m.

    Yay, the acorn post is up!  I came here from Karens blog — what a cute idea!

  24. Linda R.

    Unique way to make an acorn!  Looks great!

  25. jen shears

    This is true genius & I must make some!!!

  26. Emily H

    Wow! This is incredible!!

  27. Miriam Prantner

    What a fun project!  Love how this turned out!

  28. Donna Ellis

    How cool! We'll be doing a "woodland" themed Christmas this year; this will be a perfect accent or ornament.


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