Print Project

Acorn Frame


  • Acorn tops enough to cover your frame, I used 59
  • White craft glue
  • Wooden frame


  • Gather acorn tops that have fallen from the trees. Place acorn tops in a bowl of water to soak. Use a toothbrush and a little baking soda to clean them off if you wish. Rinse, drain and pat dry with a towel.
  • Place the acorn tops on a cookie sheet and bake in a preheated 225 F oven for about 40 minutes. This will kill any remaining insects that may be hiding and will also dry the acorn tops. Remove from oven and let cool on a paper plate in a single layer.
  • Apply a generous amount of glue to one section of the frame at a time. Cover with acorn tops, hanging the ends of the acorns over the edges of the frame if needed to fit.
  • Once the frame is completely covered, fill in all the gaps between the acorns with craft glue. Let dry overnight.


If you want a more colorful frame, paint the acorns.
To jazz up your frame, add a bow to a painted frame or use jute, twine or raffia to add a bow to a natural frame.
When collecting acorn tops, be sure to gather extras to save for additional projects!