Today I’m sharing how to make a simple, thrifty, rustic fall acorn and pinecone garland to help you add a little hint of autumn to your decor.
I shared my fall mantel/vignette a few weeks back and promised to share how I made the sweet little acorn and pinecone garland that adorns our scroll mirror. Well… the weeks seem to have been blending into one another lately and I’m finally back and ready to share this quick and cute DIY project. But as I got to thinking about it, I realized that this would make a great nature inspired garland to use throughout out the holiday season. In fact, it would be a really pretty rustic garland to add to a Christmas tree! I’m imagining it with some flocking… you just may see this little guy make a reappearance for the holiday season!
You could make this with pinecones and acorns that you collect outdoors…. or you can cheat, like I did, and pick up a pack or two of these from the dollar store.
I also used some hemp twine that I bought at Walmart, as well as my handy hot glue gun. Plus I also used a pair of scissors to cut the twine to length and a measuring tape to help me with spacing. That was it for the garland materials!
I start by laying out my acorns and pinecones and separating them into like-groups.
Next I laid them out in the order I wanted and measured my spacing using a measuring tape.
Then, I just went along the twine and glued each acorn and pinecone piece into place, making sure to press it down gently until the glue had a chance to set. Be careful, this is the part that can involve some serious glue gun burns! I pressed down with the back of my nail to attempt to avoid said-burns (with partial success).
Depending on the length of your garland this might be super quick or take a bit of time… I’d say it took me less then a half hour all-in.
Maybe you remember this fall garland from the fall vignette in our dining room?
I really love the fall rustic colours and texture it adds to the mirror – what a simple way to make things feel like “fall”!
But wouldn’t this pinecone garland be perfect for Christmas with a little bit of flocking? If I give it a try, I’ll make sure to share how it turns out!
Want to try this but need some supplies?