Since the season is changing, it's time to take down my swirly butterfly and put up something new for fall. After last week's project, I've had acorns on my mind, so I thought an acorn would be really cute to put on my door this year. I got to work and came up with a design I really love. I went back and forth on color choices, but finally decided to use these since they match the charger I made.
In my vinyl cutting software, I sized the acorn so it would fit on my piece of wood. Then, I printed it out and traced it on my board. If your vinyl cutting software doesn't print, you can also use a photo editing program to print it.
I cut out and sanded each piece, drilled holes for the wire, and then painted everything.
After the paint dried, I applied the vinyl to the leaves.
I made the vinyl for the acorn a little bigger than the size I printed. This gave me a little bit extra to work with, since my wood cutting isn't perfect :) After I put it on the wood, I used a craft knife and cut the excess vinyl off the edges of the top.
Next, I painted the bottom a lighter color of turquoise
and then removed the vinyl.
To finish, I threaded wire through the holes to attach the bottom to the top and used the end of a pencil to make the ends curly.
Then, I glued on the leaves and added a raffia bow.
Finally, I drilled two more holes in the top and added a wire for hanging.
I think it turned out so cute!
Come back later for the free digital file to create your own.
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