Easy & Versatile DIY Acorn Garland

strands of acorn garland

We have an oak tree in the front yard that makes THE BEST acorns.  They are big and fat and they all have those little “hats.”

handful of acorns

It’s like Pinterest is raining down crafty opportunities in my front yard.

I’ve been gathering the acorns for weeks now…buckets of them…all in anticipation of making my very own acorn garland.

The garland I’ve been envisioning is simple and versatile.  It could be used to make a wreath, or decorate a mantel, or – in my case – drape on a Christmas tree!  We are going all rustic this year and have decided to make a “nature tree” for Christmas.  Pinecones, birds, popcorn, berries, butterflies, and the acorn garland will be garnishing this year’s Christmas tree.

Making the garland is fairly easy, but it is time consuming.  I worked on it for about an hour each day for several days and ended up with enough garland to wrap around our tree several times.

So, here it is!  How to make a pretty and versatile acorn garland:



  1. Acorns
  2. Hot glue gun
  3. Drill and 1/8 in. drill bit
  4. Strong, thin twine
  5. Small, colorful beads


  1. Collect millions of acorns and their little “hats.”

    collecting acorns
  2. Hot glue each hat to the top of the acorn.

    gluing acorns
  3. Drill a hole through each acorn.

    drilling through acorns
  4. String acorns onto a 4-foot piece of twine, alternating with colorful beads.

    beads and twine
    stringing acorns
  5. Make as many strands as you like!  I made 6.

    acorn garland

Easy and beautiful!

What would you do with your acorn garland?

Lauren Souers
Hi, my name is Lauren. I am the wife of one fine man and the momma of four (huge) young children – three boys and one princess! I love all of them. I mostly clean up messes and feed people all day, and it’s really fun to write about it. Jesus is the rock of my family – we love and serve a mighty King! I hope you leave here full of hope that “tired” can be good.

2 Comments on Easy & Versatile DIY Acorn Garland

  1. LUci
    December 2, 2016 at 8:23 am (2 years ago)

    Oh ,Lauren that is so pretty and so much work!
    Love your idea of a narure tree!!! All the stuff from China gets so tiring!!
    Have a letter on my counter for your boys…… just cannot find the address🙃

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