Fabric Acorn Tutorial & Giveaway {Guest Post – Zemphira}

I thought it would be fun to create some fabric acorns made with real acorn hats.  So, we headed out on a family hike to gather some nuts like little squirrels.  After we got home, we carefully pulled the tops off the acorns and I played around with some fabrics until I got the acorn-look I wanted.   Here’s a quick little nature-inspired craft tutorial on how to make fabric acorns.  I had fun making these, and I couldn’t make just one,  my kids had fun helping  me collect and choose fabrics, and my husband just thinks I’m nuts!


colorful fabric acorns

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supplies needed


cut out a circle with 2.25 inch diameter

snip the circle 4 times just up to the center


fold the circle in half and sew a seam for each section you just cut – be sure to back stitch

(you will sew 4 seams)


when you are done sewing the 4 seams it will look like a cone – this is the bottom of the acorn


sew a running stitch about a quarter inch from the top of the bottom of the acorn

leave a little bit of a tail at the start of the running stitch

(i usually use a matching thread, i used black here to illustrate this step)


after you sewed all the way around the cone you should have two tails, the start and the end of the thread

pull the ends of the thread together so the cone closes up a little bit

stuff the acorn bottom with a little bit of stuff ‘n fluff

(do not entirely close the cone once it is stuffed- it will fill the acorn hat better if it is not pulled all the way)


put hot glue into an acorn hat


quickly press your acorn bottom to the hat and squeeze the two together


and there you have it – a quick, fun, and festive craft

Right now my acorns are being used as Nutkin’s snack.  But I think they would make a very cute brooch or look fun in a bowl as a decoration for Autumn.  I am thinking of stringing a few and making an acorn garland.  I would love to your nutty creations!

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Kim here…

Thanks so much for your wonderful Fall tutorial!  Isn’t Sara super-creative?!

You can find these great acorns in her Etsy shop…Zemphira!  And Sara always has something beautiful on her blog.


Would you like to win some of these fabulous acorns?  Sara will give one lucky Everything Etsy friend a dozen of these sweet little things and mail them to you in an acorn bag…who wouldn’t want these!?

Here’s how to win…

  • Visit Zemphira and tell me about one of your favorite items
  • Spread the word of this tutorial/giveaway…however you can
  • Join us on Facebook or Twitter to keep up with all our posts
  • Limit of 5 entries

Please leave a comment for each entry.  This giveaway ends 9/14 at midnight.

Good luck!

***This giveaway has ended.  Thanks for all your wonderful comments on this tutorial!  The lucky winner is Diana!  Congratulations!



  1. says

    I visited Sara’s shop and think the Fabric Organizers are awesome!!! I am a bit of an acorn fanatic (yes, my husband thinks I’m nuts as well, yet accompanies me on gathering expeditions anyway,lol) and I have to say I’ve never seen any fabric ones before. What a clever and cute idea! Thank so much for the tutorial!~Lisa
    .-= Lisa´s last blog .. =-.

  2. says

    Everything is so cute! And who wouldn’t love those acorns!! My favorite thing in her shop is the Colorful Baby Owl Mobile. The owls sitting on the twig branches are adorable and I think my (very grown up) 4 four year old granddaughter would love it on her wall!!

    Thanks for a super giveaway and tutorial!

  3. says

    Oh, I love SO much in this shop! She really is a fantastic artist! I think my favorite is the Babushka doll fabric house! I love it!
    jinglesells at gmail dot com

  4. says

    holy crap! these are AWESOME!! as soon as i saw these, i jumped on ebay and bought some acorn tops! these will look so cute in my trifle bowl!! :o)

  5. Karen says

    OH MY HEART these would be SO PERFECT in my fall window display for the new shop. Thanks for the tutorial!!!

    I am already a big fan of Zemphira’s shop.

    I am really digging the:
    Little Red Riding Hood ‘s Fabric House

  6. Kelly K. says

    Oh my word…the Colorful Baby Owl Mobile is my favorite item in the shop! It would be the perfect addition to a nursery. :)

  7. Cassandra says

    I love the little red riding hood house decoration for a table or desk. Very cute. Thanks for the chance to win!

    coeyncass at hotmail dot com

  8. Danijela says

    They are so cute,hey if I don’t win this ones I can always make some for me by this simple tutorial.Only must to find acorn hats first =o).
    I love
    Deer and Mushrooms Sweet Little Handbag,too bad she’s not give it away on of her bags.Oh,well,I do hope to win some of yours lovely giveaways.

  9. says

    Would you be interested in sharing a high res image of your fabric acorns for our fall issue of
    Sew-it…today Magazine (on the newsstand the end of August). If so we will promote your website or blog as the designer. Please let me know and I will tell you what we need next. THanks for your consideration! Debbie

    Deborah Hearn
    Editor of Sew-it…today


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