Saturday, November 27, 2010

News Flash... Deer starve as acorn ornament craze hits heartland.

We picked up a (small) stash of acorns on a hike last fall. Sorry Rudolf. The goal was to turn nature's bounty into Christmas crafts.


I painted the seed part a Tiffany blue. Then glued on the crown and a piece of string.









Viola! My cat proof, substitute, small, second class and artificial Christmas tree gets adorned. Let the Christmas season begin!




13 comments:

DJan said...

Wow, Sharon, those ARE beautiful! I hope you really did leave enough around for the deer and squirrels. :-)

Pat Tillett said...

That is really creative!
The caption is hilarious....
very clever!

The Retired One said...

What a super idea...and I LOVE the blue!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I love the precious Acorns. Do you know that I love them? My mommys horses name was Pine Cone , she said the next would be Acorn.
I am happy that you gathered a few, and left a few, and put a few on your tree
love
tweedles

The Chair Speaks said...

This is brilliant and beautiful!

Denise said...

What a very cute way to use nature's bounty. Love them and your tree.

Au and Target said...

Geez let's hope your neighbours aren't crafty and those deer get plenty of nuts along with their tree bark.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I guess it is a terrible way to take one more thing from the wildlife. But knowing how resourceful they can be, I suspect they will make ends meet.

Laurie said...

Nice one, Sharon.

PS Mrs Deer says she is not impressed!

Serline said...

Great idea! Now if only we could go rustle up some of these acorns here in Thailand ;-)

Margaret Pangert said...

Those aqua blue acorn ornaments are beautiful! I love them! And I imagine this year there are still plenty of acorns left for the deer! btw, I'm back! ♥

SquirrelQueen said...

That blue is such a pretty shade, it looks great with the dark green of the tree. You are so creative Sharon, the tree looks wonderful.

Christina Rodriguez said...

Your natural ornament is so awesome I don't know where to begin! Did you use acrylic paint or something else?