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. 🙂
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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