Friday, October 29, 2010

Acorns and Crepe Paper!

Those felted acorns Virginia and I have been felting.... well Virginia has the best acorn source! Her acorn caps are HUGE! I have tons of acorns at my house but as you can see in the above shot, her acorns are 4 times as big as mine! So it dawned on me that I should get some of her big acorns for my squirrels! Today I put the big ones out with a pile of little ones and waited. To my dismay, I was not present at the eating of one of the large acorns... so disappointed... but one is gone.... I am on High Alert tho! I will keep you posted on the ecstasy it produces in my squirrels! Just think.... they have NEVER seen acorns that size. And Virginia lives about 3 minutes from me. So as not to disappoint YOU... here is a craft we did today (Virginia and I)... not me and the squirrels.
It takes some practice... but they make nice favors for Thanksgiving!
You need crepe paper (sheets) cut into circles.
Gather the tops
after filling with candy or such...

then wrap floral ribbon around the gathered top

Make some spiral stems out of the floral tape by twisting it...

Some look better than others, huh?

For the professional ones...

Look here at our source.... Martha Stewart Halloween 2000!

10 comments:

~*~Patty S said...

different acorns for different trees ... that IS a nice variety
Your lil pumpkins are so cute and yummy full of treats, the tendrils are a very nice touch too!
You and Virginia know how to have fun fun fun!!!
oxo

kiwicarole said...

What a great idea! And I love all the acorns too! (felted or real!)

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

Linda, I'm so glad you clarified that statement about it being you and Virginia and not you and the squirrels! For sure, I initially thought the latter! LOL! What a great project. Sure wish I was still a room mom and in charge of the Halloween craft during the school party! This would be a great one to do! Your little creative juices are sure flowing these days treating us to all kinds of new ideas! Love it! Xo, Sue

La Dolce Vita said...

adorable pumpkins ...so creative!

Dogwood said...

we have huge acorns and the squirrels are in acorn heaven right now!

enjoy your weekend.

Suz said...

Dear Linda,
What is this thing about acorns? Mine are also awful! Well, puny anyway! I have been on the lookout for bottle brush trees and will go to Michaels tomorrow. Our Joann's just had the ones that have white on the tips! Hope that is not the typical one!
Hugs,
Suz

Nathalie Thompson said...

Love those crepe paper pumpkins!

Vickie said...

Awww, Linda Jo - these are the cutest punkins ever! Must make my littles some of these (even tho they are all big!) Thanks for sharing!

Margaret said...

If I was managing to keep up with blogs I would've seen these before Halloween and I would've made them! right?!! love them so much, please remind me next year!!

Jeanie said...

These are charming! Hope you are keeping your eyes open for your squirrel friends. Yes, I could see af frenzy!