DIY Gold Acorns

31 Days of DIY Projects. Day Twenty-six: DIY Gold Acorns

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DIY Gold Painted Acorns | 31 Days of DIY | #myfairolinda

Back in August while visiting family in Minnesota I collected a bunch of acorns. I’ve been meaning to paint them gold and finally got around to it this week.

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I collected two different kinds of acorns. Unfortunately I had to throw one of them away because I didn’t preserve them. Did you know you have to dry acorns? I didn’t. Makes sense though. So if you go acorn picking, be sure to take the time to dry and preserve them to avoid bugs and such!

Materials needed: Spray paint, newspaper, and acorns.

Step one: Rinse, then soak acorns in cold water for an hour.

Step two: Lay acorns out on a towel and allow to dry for a few hours.

Step three: Bake in the oven at 200°F for two to three hours. Be sure to check on them about every half hour and stir if needed.

Step four: Let cool.

Step five: Lay out newspaper to protect your surface and spray paint your acorns in a well ventilated, open space, and let dry.

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Happy DIYing!

Naomi | #MyFairOlinda | 31 Days of DIY

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