DIY Pinecone Acorn

DIY Pinecone Acorn

DIY Pine Cone Acorn

Sounds that I heard when I was making this DIY pinecone acorn project on the screened-in back porch.

In no particular order.

1.  Crickets chirping.

2.  Birds tweeting.

3.  The sound of an international harvester chugging down the road.

4.  The wind rustling though the trees.

5.  Cows lowing.

6.  Me singing the third verse of “Away in the Manger.”  With acorn project choreography.

I couldn’t help it.

Blame it on those lowing cows. 🙂

Wooden Eggs

Here’s how these acorns started out.

Simple wooden eggs from the craft store.  I bought mine at Hobby Lobby where they are about a dollar a piece give or take a 40% off coupon.

You can find them over in the wooden spare parts section.

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Then I stained them with my favorite new color of stain called Provincial.

I just added one coat of stain, but if you want it darker, you could always add another coat.

Let dry.

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Next I dissected a pine cone.

I took off the top part with the little stem and then peeled off the individual pieces.

You will need about 20 small pieces and a top per acorn.

Pinecone Acorn Project

Then I hot glued the top of the pinecone onto the top of the egg.

And I filled in the rest of the acorn top with stray pieces of pinecone.

Pinecone Acorn DIY

When you glue the top, it creates a small area between the egg and the acorn.

I glue the first layer of pinecone pieces to the bottom.

Next, I added layer after layer until all the layers created the entire acorn top.

Acorn DIY Project How To

I’m glad I heard the cows lowing before the international harvester came barreling down the road.

The song choice might have been a little different.

The pinecone acorns might have been created to…..

….”She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy.” 🙂

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  1. I’m glad I’m not the only one who sings random songs while they create! Nothing wrong with “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy” though ;-). Great project…I need to explore the wooden spare parts section more!

  2. You are so talented and funny. Love these pinecone acorns I will definitely be making some this week. As always thank you for all your wonderful ideas and inspiration.

  3. So Perfect, what a great idea! I am off with my 40% to purchase the wooden eggs….. I too sing “Away in the Manger” though out the entire year in both tones, it is also a good lullaby for a cranky baby. Thank you

  4. Perfect and perfectly easy (that’s the kind of DIY I need). Thanks!

  5. Giggle,you make me smile. Love this rustic and unique DIY . I pinned to my lets get crafty board xo
    p.s.I hope you will share at my Thursday hop

  6. Karianne – these are stinkin cute!!! Can’t wait to try it myself with the gagillion pinecones we have on our property.

  7. I love this project. What a fun & fairly easy way to fall into autumn. (See what I did there?) Hee hee
    I’d make it while drinking a pumpkin spice latte while my dogs are running up & down the fence barking at the neighbors with my stereo blasting Eye of the Tiger.
    Can’t wait to see your next project.

  8. who knew the ‘Away in A Manger’ was so familiar to a lot of us. I find myself singing (in my head) the last of the second verse over and over as I try to go to sleep. (I love the Lord Jesus…)…somehow a comfort.
    That acorn is so clever and so beautiful…good work! I love hearing those sounds…(also in my head) of what you hear! and thank you for sharing that and your beautiful acorn.

  9. I never knew cows “lowed”!
    Love, love these acorns!! : )

  10. I know — you are still determined to get out of playing the innkeeper and get the staring role in the manger scene. Were you doing the choreography when you were singing?? I bet you have a perfectly lovely voice and when you sing all of nature joins in in perfect harmony. I love the acorns — they are adorable and they scream fall. Have a happy day! — The presentation went well. 🙂

  11. You had a beautiful setting for creating your pinecone acorns. They are unique and looked so pretty !

  12. There is a song “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy”? I am so out of it – I will have to use the Google! Thanks for the acorn project, I love it!

  13. So funny! LOVE how your pinecone acorns turned out. The wooden egg is perfect! My youngest and I collected some acorns the other day and some of them were this rustic, faded shade of green – which would also look great on these. Thanks for sharing this DIY! ~julie

  14. Absolutely love these! You are too funny- “She’s Thinks My Tractor Is Sexy”! I love the color of stain you chose. I used it and Early American on the floors in the renovation of the duplex. It covered all the old stains and looked great on those 75 year old floors. Your pinecone is soooo- cute! What a great idea!

  15. Gah! Cuteness alert! I love the pinecone acorns. C-U-T-E! I’m going to have to make some! Oh right, along with the backlog of other projects. Sigh. Seriously though, I need to make some of these. Hm…I think I have some wooden eggs somewhere!

  16. This is so clever. This may be my absolute favorite acorn project…like ever. So adorable. Thanks for the project!

  17. Beyond clever!
    Oh how my puppy would love to taunt his nemesis squirrels with these super-sized acorns!

  18. 50 shades of awesome!!!! and the photos are super…. Sexy!!! 🙂

  19. Yesterday I was picking up pine cones in the yard before cutting the grass and thinking that there must be something cute to do with the endless supply I always have. These are so cute and I will certainly make some. I also love the nest they are laying in. I have a collection of nests I find around my property, can’t bear for them to be destroyed. (And no, I don’t remove them from the trees, I just keep the ones I find on the ground).

    I so enjoy reading your adventures every day!

  20. Beautiful Acorn!
    Love it!
    Happy First Day of Fall to you and your loved ones!

  21. What a fun idea! I absolutely love this! Pinning…now I’ve just got to get down to the craft store. I have plenty of pine cones…I collect them to start our fires in the winter. My husband makes fun of me, but they work great!

  22. You are so incredibly talented, but more importantly, you make me smile every day!
    Thank you so very much!

  23. Cows in Minnesota just Moo. 😉
    This is my Diy for this week. I will add these acorns to my pumpkins.
    Thanks for the idea!

  24. Our cows mooooooo!!!

  25. What a fun project!!!! I will need to purchase a egg and get started:)

    Thanks for making things so fun:)


  26. Well, that’s adorable.

  27. Oh I love this! And I can’t wait to make it! Had to laugh at your lowing cows reference…and at Barbie’s comment that Away In A Manger makes a good lullaby. I have to sing Jingle Bells to calm one of my granddaughters in the car lol.

  28. How cute are these and perfect for the first day of fall!! Happy Wednesday, KariAnne!!

  29. And if only we could see what “those” acorns would look like.

  30. Great project! Thank you for all your inspiration and lovely written stories. BTW, who makes the stain, Provincial?

    • I looked up “provincial wood stain” and several manufacturers use this name, so we’ll just have to wait to hear which one is KariAnne’s favorite.

  31. Cute. Cute. You’re Pinned.

  32. Aww, such a sweet little acorn! Love it!

  33. I love these pinecone acorns! Just stunning!!!

  34. These are so adorable!

  35. I took a break from “creating” to visit you and
    now I am singing “Away in a Manger” too.
    Well…. it’s a wonderful song to get
    stuck in my head even though on this
    first day of fall I am sweating. =)
    You are stinking cute and my favorite
    blog…. keep up the good work.
    ps. Now I want to make acorns !

  36. Great. Now I’ve got BOTH songs mixing it up in my head!!! “Away in a Tractor” or something like that. Or “She Thinks My Manger’s Sexy” – What the heck do I do with that?

    🙂 Great project, amazing post as always. I love how creative you are!!

    And hysterical. Love it.

  37. You ALWAYS brighten my day!! Love the acorns AND your humor, my friend!! Happy Fall!

  38. Ooooh I love these – what a great idea! Pinned and happening, thanks ☺ Maybe I’ll challenge myself and try twerking with a hot glue gun. Wish me luck!

  39. How darn cute are those things????? Is there anything you CANNOT do, KariAnne???
    Nicely done – as usual.
    (No twerking here tho).. ;-(

  40. Oh yeah…. where did the little “nests” come from?
    Thank you pretty lady.

  41. Now if this isn’t super-cute and amazingly clever, I don’t know what is…I am sooooooo going to try my hand at these…thank you for another inspiring project, KariAnne!

    Hey, you were singing and you didn’t make a ‘scope of it for us??? Oh, please do this sometime so we can all sing along with you…that would be such great fun! 🙂

  42. These acorns are super cute & I LOVE the wood stump chargers!! Do you worry about bringing buggy critters inside when you’re working with natural things…pine corns, branches, logs, etc? Is there a treatment or something I can use to make sure no crawly things come inside?!?!

  43. Lynnette Martin :

    Awesome project! I’ve never heard the term ‘lowing’ & we were 5 acre track pretend farmers… Our farmer neighbor used to come over the hill on his tractor singing… “Left, Left, Left, Right, Left” with rib cage wide open! I think he had military past. Ha! Good country sounds.

  44. So adorable!!! Happy Fall!!!

  45. This is SO AWESOME! Who would have thought to make an acorn out of a pine cone? I love that you like to sing while you do projects…I do too! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  46. These pinecone acorns are really cool, KariAnne! I love that stain color, too. I think it’s time to get my DIY on! 😉

  47. You are such a NUT… BHAHA Funny story!

    And seriously in love with this project! Will be featured on my FB page later today. 🙂