How to Make Glittered Acorns for Fall

After wrestling the acorns I collected

Orange glittered acorns

I was finally able to use them for a project... Click the orange link above for the rest of that silly story!

I am including links to the supplies I used so you can create this project. Just click the orange links

I began by painting the acorns orange, I created a beautiful orange here.

It has been suggested to me that you spray the acorns first with bug spray to make sure there are no worms in them. I did not and had no issues. 

Painted acorns without tops on a tray

After letting the acorns dry I coated the painted acorns with Modge Podge, then rolled the acorns around in a very fine orange glitter.

Acorn bottoms rolled in glitter

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

Orange glittered acorns with tops glued on

You can try these in any color for fall decorating.

Bowl of glittered acorns

4 glittered acorns on table

Pinterest Glittered Acorn Pin

They are a gorgeous little fall accent.

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

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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. Those little acorns would be super cute all over my mantel or in a clear tall jar. :)

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

  4. 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".

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

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

    maybe the squirrels hide them too quickly.


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

  8. 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!

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

  10. 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!!

  11. 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!!

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


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