This DIY acorn marble necklace is an easy acorn craft idea for kids and adults. Acorn jewelry like this acorn pendant necklace makes an excellent homemade gift idea for a friend, parent, grandparent, or teacher. DIY marble jewelry also makes a fun birthday party favor that kids can help make.
Make gorgeous acorn jewelry with this easy acorn marble necklace DIY jewelry making tutorial! An acorn pendant necklace is a fun acorn craft for kids and adults of all ages!
Use this easy marble jewelry DIY tutorial to make an acorn necklace with marbles and real acorn caps. A marble necklace with an acorn charm makes a lovely gift idea and party favor that kids can help make.
For even more fun, bake glass marbles and allow them to cool before making acorn charms or a baked marble acorn necklace. Just follow the simple step by step directions and video tutorials below!
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Acorn Necklace Meaning
As the seed of an oak tree, an acorn worn as a necklace can symbolize strength and the seed of potential within each one of us.
Even the tallest, strongest, mightiest oak tree began its journey as an acorn.
…Large streams from little fountains flow,
Tall oaks from little acorns grow;
And though now I am small and young,
Of judgment weak and feeble tongue,
Yet all great, learned men, like me
Once learned to read their ABC…
~Portion of a poem by David Everett
Another lucky acorn necklace can be found HERE.
How to Make an Acorn Pendant Necklace with a Marble
Unless you have a large supply of acorns and/or acorn caps on hand, you will probably need to go on a nature hunt to collect some acorns to use to make a gorgeous marble necklace.
Look around oak trees and you should find plenty of real acorn caps that might work to make a homemade acorn charm depending on their sizes!
If oak trees do not grow in your area, we have included affiliate links to some real acorn craft and DIY jewelry supplies that should work to make an acorn pendant necklace.
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DIY Marble Necklace Acorn Jewelry Supplies
- Acorn caps; try THESE or THESE
- Marbles; we used THESE, or you can try THESE
- Multi-colored hemp cord or dark hemp cord or waxed cotton cord
- Glue gun with glue sticks or E6000 Craft Adhesive (recommended)
Please Note: Marbles with an iridescent finish (often sold at dollar stores) are toxic and should not be used because they can contain traces of lead or cadmium. Please do not allow children to play with marbles that have an iridescent coating, make crafts with them, or wear necklaces made with them. Choose any of the glass marbles listed above (and below) to keep children safe from dangerous toxins.
DIY Acorn Pendant Necklace Step by Step Video Tutorial
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Baked Marble Acorn Charm Necklace Option
For even more fun, bake glass marbles and allow them to cool before making acorn charms or an acorn necklace with them. Baking marbles gives the amazing cracked look that you see in some of the acorn marble pendants pictured.
Learn how to bake marbles, and make baked marble necklaces with acorn caps, with the video and directions below.
How to Bake Marbles for Acorn Jewelry
Find written directions to learn how to bake marbles HERE, or watch the video below.
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Acorn Marble Necklace Nature Craft Step by Step Directions
Making marble jewelry is fun for kids and adults of all ages. Make a collection of gorgeous acorn pendant necklaces, or just one acorn marble necklace, with this fun DIY jewelry making tutorial.
Step 1 – Find an acorn cap that will fit a marble to make each acorn pendant necklace.
Not all acorn caps will work to make a DIY marble necklace. Some acorn caps are too small to make an acorn pendant necklace, while other acorn caps are too large for your average marble to make acorn jewelry.
Tip: When you match up a marble with an acorn cap, place them together in a muffin tin or ice cube tray until you are ready to make each acorn pendant necklace. Otherwise, you will have to figure out which marble went with each acorn cap all over again when it is time to glue the acorn necklace together in step 5.
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Step 2 – Cut jewelry cord for each acorn charm necklace.
You will need to match the number of sections of jewelry cord with each acorn pendant that you have paired together to create each acorn charm necklace.
In other words, if you have paired 15 marbles and acorn caps, cut 15 sections of cord that are AT LEAST 26 inches long to make DIY acorn jewelry.
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Step 3 – Drill acorn caps to make an acorn charm for each marble necklace.
Drill two holes into each acorn cap on either side of the stem, or where the stem once was. You can see daddy and daughter working below to make an acorn pendant necklace.
We are raising a helper so we have our daughter help us with everything. She loves working with us and learning how to use mommy and daddy’s tools.
Either carefully hold onto the acorn cap like my husband in the photo below, or, place the acorn cap down on a piece of wood scrap so it won’t matter if you drill into it a bit.
Note: Please don’t forget to wear safety glasses to protect your eyes, when you make DIY acorn jewelry! Someone I know–Ahem–had a bit of acorn dust fly into her eye while drilling acorn caps for marble jewelry. Please don’t repeat our mistake!
Step 4 – Thread necklace cord through the holes in each acorn cap to make acorn pendant
Make sure that acorn charm necklace can fit over the head before tying it together so that it can be taken on and off.
Hop over to have a look at how to make acorn marble ornaments to see another way that you can tie an acorn necklace together.
Step 5 – Glue a marble into each real acorn cap to make each acorn charm.
Use a glue gun to place a dollop of glue inside each acorn cap and quickly place a marble into it before the glue dries. Unfortunately, we have discovered that the marbles can sometimes come unglued and pop out of the acorn cap when a glue gun is used.
Update: If you want to be sure that the marble does not pop out of the acorn pendant necklace, we recommend E6000 Craft Adhesive. It is EXTREMELY toxic, so please follow the manufactures directions if you choose to use it. We use it outside without any children nearby. Safety first!
Our daughter at 3 years of age with our FIRST set of acorn marble necklace jewelry that we made on her DIY Outdoor Art Table and Mud Kitchen.
Acorn Marble Necklace DIY Jewelry Making Project
My daughter loves to wear DIY marble jewelry and give each acorn marble necklace away to the first person that admires it. We have turned it into a “pay it forward” “random act of kindness” project of sorts.
I was so proud of her the first time she spontaneously gave her acorn jewelry 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!
Random Act of Kindness
When I picked my daughter up from Kindergarten a few years ago, she was wearing marble jewelry that we DID NOT make!
My mouth fell to the floor as I grabbed the acorn necklace and exclaimed, “Oh my goodness! Who made this acorn charm necklace for you? What a fun surprise!”
Turns out this mother and son saw OUR marble jewelry DIY and decided to make acorn jewelry for the ENTIRE kindergarten class… What a special gift of kindness!
I was shocked, surprised, and so pleased that my daughter received an acorn necklace made by someone else–thank you, Lucas!!
His mother had no idea that the inventor of this acorn craft was her son’s new classmates’ mother. We had a good laugh and gave each other a big hug.
Now that’s paying it forward… Whatever you give, will eventually make its way back to you–lol!!
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Acorn Jewelry Idea: Marble Necklace Acorn Craft and Gift Idea
An acorn pendant necklace is a gorgeous piece of acorn jewelry. A marble necklace made with a real acorn cap makes a great gift idea for a friend, parent, or teacher. They also make wonderful birthday party favors.
The most recent DIY acorn necklaces that we made were handed out at my daughters 7th birthday party–they were a HUGE hit!
With this acorn jewelry making tutorial, you can make an acorn marble pendant for a necklace, or, use them to create unique acorn ornaments to hang in a window or on a Christmas tree.
You may also like this gorgeous round-up of homemade gifts that kids can make.
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