We have an oak tree in our front yard that my brother planted over 20 years ago as an acorn. It now produces hundreds of acorns each fall. We collect some for crafts and leave the rest for the squirrels. (Side note: We live in the house in which I grew up. We bought it from my parents 10 1/2 years ago and it has truly been a blessing to raise our children in the country.)
Two years ago I asked my husband to drill a small hole through the middle of each acorn I had gathered (with the little tops removed). He was sweet to oblige me. My daughter and I then threaded a needle with some embroidery floss and strung the acorns to make a unique necklace.
It is so pretty and has fooled many people into thinking it is made of purchased wooden beads until they look at it closely.
Just look at how young my girl looked just two short years ago while wearing her new creation. She just won’t stay little no matter how hard I try. However, I am proud of the young lady she is becoming and love that she is crafty.
Check back tomorrow as I round out my week of nature crafts posts with some links to other sites with great ideas.