How to Make Glittered Acorns for Fall

I'm revisiting an old Homeroad project today because these are a quick and easy project and look beautiful for Fall! Some years are better than others for acorns and when I made these beautiful glittered acorns, it was a very good year! 

glittered acorns

When you read about making these, picture them in multi-colors, on a wreath, in a bowl, or sprinkled across your dining table. 

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Some years are better than others for acorns around here.

If you don't have any acorns in your area faux acorns can be purchased on Amazon and will work just as well as real ones.

I began by removing the caps and painting my acorns orange.

I created a beautiful DIY orange paint by mixing a few great colors.

I've seen it suggested that you should spray the acorns with bug spray before you paint them to kill any bugs that might be inside.  

I've also heard that putting them in the oven on 250 for 30 minutes or so will kill any bugs too. 

orange painted acorns

After letting the acorns dry I coated the painted acorns with Modge Podge. 

I then rolled the acorns around in a very fine orange glitter.

I used orange but you could use any color! 

rolling acorns in glitter

When the beautiful little acorns were dry, I hot glued the caps back on.

0range glittered acorns

These glittered acorns are a gorgeous little fall accent to fill a dough bowl or basket.

glittered acorns in a bowl

glittered orange acorns


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Pinterest Glittered Acorn Pin

The inspiration for my glittered acorns came from several projects I pinned to my Fall Pinterest Board

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. These are seriously adorable!! What a great idea!

  2. Susan I just did a wreath with glittered acorns - great minds think alike :)

  3. Did you bake them first or anything? I remember collecting acorns as a kid & after a few weeks there was creepy crawlies in the bag with the acorns. I see acorn crafts and want to try them but don't know for sure how to kill anything that may be sharing the acorn. These are so pretty and I'd really like to "copy".

  4. You ought to give a few back to your squirrel friend to brighten up his bowl ;-)

  5. how fun! :) no acorns around my neck of the woods...

    maybe the squirrels hide them too quickly.


  6. I'm turning you into PETA. You nut stealer you.

  7. I was planning to decorate some acorns and spent time collecting a bunch before the squirrels got them. Put them in a bucket and sat them inside the back door. The next morning I went to let the dogs out and they had EATEN them. Now they are on a constant hunt for more. I know they are not good for them and I really wanted some painted acorns. Your are very lovely!

  8. These are so pretty!!! LOVE it!!! Thanks for sharing and hope to see you today : ) hugs...

  9. I went to Suite Pieces last week! Your space looks amazing! Keep up the good work! You inspire me!

    1. I'm sorry I missed you Kim! Thanks for visiting!!

  10. Just found this great fall idea on Pinterest. I picked up some acorns on my walk this morning and plan on finishing up tomorrow so I can display them. Thank you!!

  11. These are adorable! Super cute idea for fall! Pinning!


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