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Make an Acorn Banner

Welcome to the May Arts Ribbon Blog! I don’t know about you, but I like to create home decor that can be used for extended periods- fall, for example! So I came up with this fun little project to make!

Make an Acorn Banner

It’s pretty easy, really. I simply cut my shapes from chipboard (aka cereal boxes!). I used my cricut to cut the acorn (Stretch your imagination cartridge).  I painted the printed side, but you wouldn’t need to as it will likely only be seen on one side. I used mod podge on the tops and then gave them a coat of Stampendous Frantage aged gold embossing enamel & hit them with my heat gun.

Make an Acorn Banner

Isn’t the texture awesome? Next I added 2.5” natural burlap/wired ribbon with mod podge.

Make an Acorn Banner

I just pour a bunch on & use my foam brush to coat, then brush the excess back into the bottle.

Make an Acorn Banner

Make an Acorn Banner

I set them aside to dry & when I came back turned them over so I could use the shape as my guide for trimming the ribbon.

Make an Acorn Banner

I used Natural Paper Cord ribbon to string my pieces together- my Crop-a-dile was used for the holes. You can see I knotted each piece. I ended up hot gluing the tops on, so in retrospect I should’ve strung all my acorns on one piece of ribbon, spaced them evenly & hot glued them to the base before adding my tops. Live & learn 🙂

Make an Acorn Banner

I knotted the paper ribbon together & tied a bow on each end for hanging.

Make an Acorn Banner

I originally was going to add some different ribbons for more accents, but I really loved the texture of the burlap, gold embossing & paper cord- so I stopped myself!!

Make an Acorn Banner

Make an Acorn Banner

I’ve included the acorn shape if you’d like to create your own banner! May Arts makes 4” burlap too, so you could easily go BIGGER!!

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you’ve been inspired!

Blog post by: Jen Shears


Partners in Craft Supplies Used:


Other Products Used:

  • Chipboard/cereal box
  • Cricut & Stretch Your Imagination Cartridge
  • Mod podge & foam brush
  • Crop A Dile
  • Acrylic paint
  • Hot glue

Products Referenced in This Post

  1. Karen B.

    Gosh, these are beautiful! I love the simplicity, and the fact that they can stay up for a long time.

  2. Laura Strack

    The close up pictures really show all the pretty dimension of your acorns – so lovely!! Love them!!

  3. Charlene

    Awesome idea!

  4. Yolanda

    Too cute!!!


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