This acorn scandal happened in my own backyard.
It seems that the deck we built over the summer has become a collection spot for our yardful of acorns, much to the delight of the squirrels (and our dog, who loves chasing the squirrels).
As I was lamenting the loud plunking sound the acorns make as they hit our deck, it occurred to me that the acorns could be good for something besides providing an all-you-can-eat buffet for the one squirrel who seems to enjoy grabbing them and snacking on my picnic table.
I've been searching for ways to keep a Fall feel to my home in an effort to celebrate the Thanksgiving season. I've said a few times that I don't want to cheat Thanksgiving. Christmas is my favorite holiday ever, but I feel like Thanksgiving deserves some decorating recognition too. Plus, it just seems like it would be taking away some of the excitement to do Christmas now.
Acorns seem like a great way to incorporate nature's Autumn bounty in my home before I
chuck it all pack it away for my ornaments and garland.
image: Pottery barn
I found this image somewhere on PB's website. They were peddling a "medley" of plastic acorns for $15.
$15 for plastic acorns? Really? Like any good blogger, I have discovered that it's not that difficult to
knock-off rip off copy be inspired to mimic Pottery Barn's fabulous style if you are willing to put some effort in.
I wasn't, but I was willing to convince my kids that picking acorns off the deck was the most fabulous activity they'd ever discovered. Natalie got really into it, and created a whole acorn/stick/leaf centerpiece for the girls' playhouse.Add a cute ribbon in Fall colors around the base of this hurricane, and you've got a cute addition to your mantel or table. Don't have a hurricane? Try a thrift shop apothecary jar or even a crystal bowl. Add some berries, and you're set! (edited to add: many sites on Google recommend baking your acorns on a cookie sheet for several minutes to kill any "critters" that might be lurking inside. Check Google for details)