This DIY Acorn marble necklace nature craft is easy and fun to make. The collection found in the photos below only took us about 30 minutes start to finish.
My daughter is so enamored with her handmade acorn marble necklaces she loves to wear them and hand them out to anyone that admires them. We have turned it into a pay it forward kindness project of sorts.
I was so proud of her the first time she spontaneously gave one away, I encouraged her to do it again. I told her that we have plenty and we can always make more. She happily agreed.
Since then it has been a magical experience watching someone receive one. Both young and old wear them with pride.
They make a gorgeous piece of handmade jewelry when worn as a necklace. They also make wonderful window decorations and are great gifts and birthday party favors too!
DIY Acorn Marble Necklace Nature Craft
Unless you have a supply of acorns and/or acorn caps on hand like we do, you will probably need to go on a nature hunt to collect them. Look around oak trees and you’ll find plenty.
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DIY Acorn Marble Necklace Nature Craft: Materials
- Acorn Caps
- Marbles; we used these, or you can try these.
- Multi-colored Hemp Cord or Darks Hemp Cord
- Glue gun with glue sticks or E6000 Craft Adhesive.
DIY Acorn Marble Necklace Nature Craft: Directions
1. Play with your marbles and acorn caps to see which acorn caps will fit a marble. Not all acorn caps will work. Large acorn caps can be fit with a shooter marble. My husband loves his!
2. Cut as many 26″ to 32″ sections of hemp cord as you need for the number of acorn caps and marbles that you have paired together.
3. Drill two holes into the acorn cap on either side of the stem, or where the stem was. You can see daddy and daughter working below.
We are raising a helper so we have our daughter help us with everything. She loves working with us!
Instead of holding it like my husband you can place it down on a piece of wood scrap so it won’t matter if you drill into it a bit. And please don’t forget to wear safety glasses like these two did!
4. Thread hemp cord through holes in acorn the cap and tie together.
5. Use a glue gun to place a dollop of glue inside the acorn cap and quickly place a marble into it before the glue dries.
We have discovered that some marbles pop out over time when a glue gun is used. If you want to be sure that this does not happen I recommend you use E6000 Craft Adhesive.
It is toxic, so please follow the manufactures directions if you choose to use it. I only use it outside and allow it to dry outside without any kids nearby. Safety first!
6. Wear, give as gifts, hang in windows and enjoy! Look how proud my little girl is of the acorn marble necklaces that we made on her DIY Outdoor Art Table and Mud Kitchen. Warms a mamas heart. 🙂
These handmade acorn marble necklaces make wonderful gifts and birthday party favors.
You can even start your own kindness project like we have by handing them out to people that admire them.
We hope you enjoy wearing them and giving them away as much as we do!
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