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Polka Dot Painted Acorns for Fall by Lauren McKinsey

on a hike a couple of weeks ago i collected a bunch of acorns.  it was a tough hike with lots of climbing and rocks so reaching down to pick up acorns was a nice distraction from the tough workout!  i had plans to use the acorns as decorations for Fall, but after seeing these painted acorns on Pinterest i had an idea!  i would paint my acorns black with white polka dot to keep up with my black and white obsession i have of late.  AND, these acorns would be perfect with my black and white Halloween collection.

in my excitement to paint the acorns i didn’t bake them as the A to Z blog recommended.  so far so good, but next time i will try the bake first method.  mine did dry out for days prior to being painted!

Polka Dot Painted Acorns for Fall by Lauren McKinsey Polka Dot Painted Acorns for Fall by Lauren McKinsey

aren’t these just darling?

Polka Dot Painted Acorns for Fall by Lauren McKinsey

any little acorn hats that fell off i glued back on.  i do think it’s easier to paint them with their caps on!

Polka Dot Painted Acorns for Fall by Lauren McKinsey

my hot glue gun wasn’t working so i used the next best thing i had lying around! Elmer’s school glue!

Polka Dot Painted Acorns for Fall by Lauren McKinsey

i used acrylic paint from DecoArt for the acorns!

Polka Dot Painted Acorns for Fall by Lauren McKinsey

using a SMALL paint brush just place little dots after the black paint has dried! you can paint one side first and the other after the first side has dried!

Polka Dot Painted Acorns for Fall by Lauren McKinsey

so so pretty!

Polka Dot Painted Acorns for Fall by Lauren McKinsey

perfect decorations for Fall!

so next time you are out for a walk and you see acorns, scoop them up and put them in your pocket! a fun painting project awaits!

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