An Autumn Series - Needle Felted Acorn Tutorial

June 07, 2013

We took a trip to our local park and collected a bunch of treasures!  Our little girl loved foraging the little caps and together with her little friend they collected quite the stash. 

What to do with them?  Make needle felted acorn of course!  Here is a little tutorial on how to make your own...

Start with collecting your acorn capes, then you will need a little un-spun wool in some natural colours (or bright colours if you fancy something a little more festive :)

Roll a little of the wool into an elongated ball and gently stab it (a bit of an oxymoron!) with a felting needle until the wool fibres bond together.  You will need to do this on a sponge.

Dab a little glue into the cap of the acorn, press your needle felted ball in and leave to dry.

String up!

Ours are strung across the twig tree on our nature table this year.
I just love them - soft and neutral and woodlandy - all my favourite things!

Our little girl has also "acquired" a few for her play kitchen.  It would seem that tea made from needle felted acorns is rather good :)



  1. These are gorgeous, and they look so tactile.
    I'm going to make something a little similar for my matariki craft project-little acorn pin cushions using the caps and green velvet i've seen in a martha stewart craft book. Now i've seen yours i suspect i'll bunting-ise them too, as i'm not sure an acorn sized pin cushion is that practical lol!

  2. gorgeous !! !!
    Tsunami loves collecting these too
    Now I know what I can do with them and some fleece

  3. Super cute....might have to do this one...

  4. me too - we have a collection from a walk at the Eastwoodhill Arboretum.

  5. they are too too cute! x


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