This year, I had the acorn caps. All my acorns from last year split open but the caps were all still in great shape. I spent an afternoon carefully removing the caps, washing them and drying them in the sun. I know you understand this type of afternoon activity – although many people would probably think I was crazy.
I tried making some felted yarn balls with acrylic yarn using the wet method but they fell apart. I dug further into my yarn stash and found some fuzzy acrylic yarn and decided to try a different method.
I basically made a very tight yarn ball and hot glued the end to the top of the ball and it worked. Because the yarn is so fuzzy you can’t tell it’s a wound up miniature yarn ball.
To make the tiny yarn ball, use about 12” to 18” of yarn. The size of the ball will depend on the thickness of your yarn and the size of your acorn cap. Wind the ball very tightly. Loose strands will show and also cause the ball to unravel. Once you’re done winding quickly hot glue the loose strand and glue the ball into the cap.
I have to say I love my little cheater felted acorns. They will definitely be making appearances during the fall on my table. I’m also planning on making some as ornaments.
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