THE FERAL TURTLE

THE FERAL TURTLE

Thursday, November 8, 2012

A Sister Holiday Inspired Craft


While on a recent trip to P.E.I. Canada, with two of my sisters, I couldn't help but admire all the beautiful trees and unimaginable green!  You see we had just left a bit of bad weather behind (and came back to)!

 We kept ourselves amused on the plane as it was a four and a half hour flight to Montreal and another jaunt to PEI.  Unfortunately I can't publish photos as I don't want to cause blackmail situations or the likes.  I can say that one should never fall asleep on the airplane when her two younger sisters are ramped up for a good time.  One thing I noticed were the quaint little fishing villages over every hill and around every bend in the road.  A real wow factor!


What I was so excited to share with you all, is what I found on the ground.

  I expect I looked somewhat out of sorts, knelt down under a large oak tree, harvesting acorns.  Actually they were the caps and nuts separated, but I figured I could glue them together.  I know it's no big deal to most,  but to a prairie girl, It's like winning the lottery.  I scoured Google, devoured Pinterest and really couldn't find anything that was worth "Dusting", so I  made wine bottle doodads to give away for Christmas!  Or perhaps they will just end up as Christmas tags.  For sure they will end up as Christmas tags.  There won't be any wine left for the tags to grace.
Drill small hole in cap.

Mix up a thinner glue mix using a little bit of water and glue.

Coat the acorn nut parts in the glue mix.

Roll in glitter.

Decided it needed some more glitter, so I sprayed the nuts with spray glue and rolled in another color of glitter.

Tied a loop in some string and poked the ends into the cap.

Added some hot glue to hold the ends in place and under the nut.

Glued the nut into the cap.

Cut out some Christmas tree tags.

Stamped each tag with some silver ink and a stamp I purchased at Michael's with my 40% off coupon!


Put the string through the hole so acorn was on the front side of the tag.

Taped the string on the tag and trimmed the overlapping tape with scissors.

That's my stamp.  Has 4 sides with different verses on each side.

Wine that will unfortunately be gone by the time Christmas rolls around.  In fact it will probably be gone by the time this is posted.

So now they are just gift tags....

With glitter acorns!




  I hope the that the recipients can appreciate the fact that I looked like a homeless squirrel gearing up for a long winter.
Cheers!

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13 comments:

  1. Hey!! What a great idea!! Love the sparkles on
    the acorns!! Hope I get a bottle of wine with mine!!

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    1. You will probably get 24 bottles. Should be ready in another week or two!

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  2. Simply lovely! I love using natural elements.

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Party with the Wildly Original Crowd.

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  3. I adore these glittery acorns!!!! Beautiful!

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  4. These are so pretty! What a fun project, and the perfect little holiday sparkle : ) Saw you on Create.Craft.Love and came to say hello!

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  5. They are so cute! I love acorns, I've been looking for them for some Christmas projects, but so far nothing! Love all the sparkles you put on them!

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  6. Those are adorable! I would have never thought to do anything like that :)

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  7. These are fantastic - thanks for linking up!

    Pinning :)

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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  8. Great idea! I love homemade and handmade gifts!!!

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  9. Awww, this is really such a sweet idea! On Saturday I took a hike in the wood and came back with a pocketful of acorns - so thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. Such a cute idea! Now I have to go search out some acorns.

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Cheers to great words!