Make an easy mobile out of acorns and yarn - it's fall wall decor that you can make in less than an hour.
Keyword fall wall decor
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 45minutes
Total Time 50minutes
Author Keri Houchin
5large leaf charms
6felt ballsblue and yellow
1wooden dowel12 inches
Paint the leaves.Protect your workspace by laying out newspaper and paint outdoors if possible. Use the spray paint in several light coats to paint both sides of the metal leaves. Let them dry thoroughly.
Make the felt acorns.Wash and dry the acorn caps. Spray them lightly with a coat of shellac. When the shellac has dried, glue a felt ball inside each of the acorn caps using the craft glue.
Wrap the dowel.Using a large ball of yarn, leave a tail about 12 inches long and tie a knot at one end of the dowel. Wrap the yarn tightly around the dowel down the length. When you get to the other end, leave another 12-inch tail and tie another knot.
Hang the leaves.Attach a leaf to each of the yarn tails by tying a knot. Cut additional lengths of yarn about 12 inches long and tie them to the remaining leaves. Tie these leaves onto the dowel, spacing them evenly.
Hang the acorns.Cut length of embroidery thread that are about 24 inches long. Tie either end of the embroidery thread to the stem of an acorn. If your stems are short or aren’t holding, you may want to add a dot of glue. Loop the thread around the dowel and space them out along the length.
Attach a cord for hanging.Finally, cut one more piece of cotton yarn that’s about 18 inches long. Tie each end onto the dowel to hang it up. You can hang it against a wall for fall wall decor or from anywhere to spin and move as a mobile.