DIY Gilded Acorn Napkin Rings

These pretty DIY Gilded Acorn Napkin Rings are a fun fall craft and a great way to dress up a seasonal or holiday table!

DIY Gilded Acorn Napkin Rings ... this easy fall craft is a fun way to dress up a seasonal or holiday table! | Hello Little Home

This post contains affiliate links for the items I used to make these napkin rings.

My husband Joel and I spent an afternoon walking through Central Park earlier this week. It was a beautiful day with the fall colors finally showing. Autumn seems to arrive very late here, and let me tell you, I have been waiting quite impatiently!

There were so many pretty leaves that I couldn’t help but start collecting. Then we found a tree surrounded by fallen acorns, and my pockets (as well as Joel’s … he got dragged into this, too) started to resemble a squirrel with its cheeks full.

Looking somewhat like a crazy lady, I brought everything home. The leaves are pressing, and I used a few of the acorns to make these DIY Gilded Acorn Napkin Rings.

DIY Gilded Acorn Napkin Rings ... this easy fall craft is a fun way to dress up a seasonal or holiday table! | Hello Little HomeI’m so happy with how these DIY Gilded Acorn Napkin Rings turned out! I mean, how pretty are those gold acorns?

They are also inexpensive and easy to make. You just need a few tools and a little gold craft paint. I used supplies I already owned, and obviously, the acorns were free. All told, I spent a grand total of zero dollars on these cute DIY Gilded Acorn Napkin Rings. Talk about a budget project!

DIY Gilded Acorn Napkin Rings ... this easy fall craft is a fun way to dress up a seasonal or holiday table! | Hello Little Home

DIY Gilded Acorn Napkin Rings: Supplies | Hello Little Home #fall #FallDecorating #ThanksgivingWant to make your own DIY Gilded Acorn Napkin Rings? Here’s what you’ll need:

Use the awl to make a hole in each acorn cap. Take your time, because the caps are fragile and will split if you go too fast.

I recommend using a self-healing mat to protect your table.

DIY Gilded Acorn Napkin Rings: Piercing Tops | Hello Little Home #fall #FallDecorating #ThanksgivingUse the paint brush to cover the acorns with gold paint. You may need a few coats.

Let dry completely before proceeding.

DIY Gilded Acorn Napkin Rings: Painting Tops | Hello Little Home #fall #FallDecorating #ThanksgivingCut a 5-inch piece of wire. Make a loop in the center of the wire by wrapping the wire around the round nose pliers (top left below).

Hold the wire at the base of the loop with the flat nose pliers. Bend the wire straight down (top right).

Pull both ends of the wire through the acorn top (lower left).

Snip the wire ends so they are about 1/4-inch long and then press them flush against the inside of the acorn (lower right).

DIY Gilded Acorn Napkin Rings: Attaching Loop | Hello Little Home #fall #FallDecorating #ThanksgivingAttach the tops and bottoms of the acorns together using the super glue. Let dry.

DIY Gilded Acorn Napkin Rings: Gluing Tops and Bottoms Together | Hello Little Home #fall #FallDecorating #ThanksgivingCut a piece of ribbon about a foot long. Tie a single knot around a napkin, then slide an acorn onto each end of the ribbon.

Make another knot in the ribbon to hold the acorns in place, then tie a bow.

Trim the ends of the ribbon, and you are done! I slipped a leaf behind the bow for a little extra color.

DIY Gilded Acorn Napkin Rings: Assembly | Hello Little Home #fall #FallDecorating #ThanksgivingYou could use the leaf as a place holder. Just write your guests’ names on the leaves using a gel pen.

These DIY Gilded Acorn Napkin Rings would be perfect for Thanksgiving or any festive occasion. Get the kids involved and make a bunch!

DIY Gilded Acorn Napkin Rings ... this easy fall craft is a fun way to dress up a seasonal or holiday table! | Hello Little HomeNow I just need to figure out what to do with the rest of my acorns and leaves!

DIY Gilded Acorn Napkin Rings ... this easy fall craft is a fun way to dress up a seasonal or holiday table! | Hello Little HomeDo you collect things on your walks, too? Tell me I’m not the only one!

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Linda and Alex @ Veganosity

So pretty and festive! Yes, I sometimes collect things when I take a nature walk. You’re not the only one. 🙂

Hehe, gotta pull our hubbies into it! 😀 Love these, the gold is really pretty!

These acorns would be so adorable as Christmas ornaments. Love.

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I love your acorn napkin rings! I usually love anything painted gold 🙂 . And just so you know you’re not alone, my girls still like to tease me about the time I suddenly swerved the car to the side of the road, parked, and scampered back up the road to grab the BIGGEST PINECONE I’d ever seen so I could glitter it up and love it forever. Happy foraging I say!

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Oh! I love those golden acorns. They are so incredible for a Thanksgiving table!

Thank you so much for sharing this creative project at Show Me Saturday! Hope to see you again this weekend. The party goes live at 7am EST on Saturday morning.
~ Ashley

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