Craft a beautiful acorn DIY topiary with this simple tutorial… it will be the focal point of your fall decor!
Hello there! It’s Lydi from Lydi Out Loud and I’m gearing up for my favorite season for decorating… fall! I know it’s only August but fall will be here before we know it. I always try to get a head start on seasonal crafting or else it seems the season comes and goes and I never got around to it. Anyone else?
I love all the natural elements of fall which is what inspired this acorn DIY topiary. It’s super easy to make and was actually really fun too… placing the acorns was like a fun puzzle with all the varying sizes!
Acorn DIY Topiary Supplies:
- 6″ Styrofoam Ball
- Darice Dowel Rod
- Scissors or Utility Knife
- Brown Paint
- Darice Foam Brush
- 6 Bags Darice Small Acorns
- Darice Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Floral Foam
- Darice Spanish Moss
To begin your acorn DIY topiary, use a foam brush to paint the styrofoam ball with brown paint. This doesn’t need to be a masterpiece paint job by any means, it’s simply so that the white styrofoam doesn’t show through the acorns. Once the paint has dried, use a utility knife or scissors to cut a hole in the bottom of the styrofoam ball to fit the dowel rod. Apply hot glue into the hole and insert the dowel rod into the ball. If you’d like, you can also paint the dowel rod to give it a stained appearance. I did a very light wash of paint so that some of the wood still shows through.
Apply hot glue onto the back of acorns and secure onto the styrofoam ball in varying directions. The acorns come in many different shapes and sizes so they will all fit together perfectly like a puzzle, to completely cover the styrofoam ball.
For more acorn DIY decor ideas, check out this DIY fall wreath tutorial!