I finally got around to making a fall garland that I’ve been thinking about since seeing something similar on Pinterest.  It started with a pile of sticks in my side yard.
I picked one and started cutting slices on my miter saw and then drilled a hole through each one with my drill press.

I had some old acorns, the big ones that were sort of yucky so I washed them in warm water and vinegar.  I picked up some of the smaller long ones last week.  Put them on a cookie sheet and baked at 175 for 1 1/2 hours so they would dry out and not be buggy.  Glued the nuts and caps back together with hot glue and gave them all a quick spray with clear Rustoleum.  The large acorns I drilled through so I could string them either with the jute or with wire.  I just hot glued the small acorns and the pine cones to the jute.
So there it is all strung up and here it is with a texture from Kim Klassen called Annabelle.


  1. You put a lot of work into this and it turned out fabulous! ( Love your Friday Finds too)

  2. how clever - what a fun blog you have! visiting from friday finds