DIY rustic acorn marble ornaments will help you add a little holiday bling to your Christmas tree.
My daughter and I made acorn marble necklaces this year and thought they would also look wonderful made into Christmas ornaments.
Our tree looks gorgeous with them spread all about!
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DIY Acorn Marble Ornaments
These acorn marble ornaments are inspired by the acorn marble necklaces we made, and the children’s book, “Penny and her Marble.”
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DIY Acorn Marble Ornaments Supplies
- Acorn caps
- Marbles we used red, green, blue and clear.
- Jute twine
- Glue gun and glue sticks or E6000 Craft Adhesive
DIY Acorn Marble Ornaments Directions
Step 1 – Collect Acorns
Play with your marbles and acorn caps to see which acorn caps will fit a marble. Not all acorn caps will work.
There are several varieties of oak that grow near where we live. We had quite a stash of different types of acorn caps to make into ornaments. Just look at them all!
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Step 2 – Drill holes in acorn caps
Drill two holes into the acorn cap on either side of the stem, or where the stem was. See photos below.
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Step 3 – String twine onto each acorn cap to make a hanger
Cut as many 4 to 6 inch sections of twine as you need for the number of acorn caps and marbles that you have paired together.
When we made our acorn necklaces we strung them so we could tie them to the length we wanted. In other words, the knot was outside of the acorn cap.
When we made these acorn marble ornaments we opted to glue the knot inside the acorn cap so they would look better on the tree.
To do this, thread a 4 to 6 inch section of jute twine through the holes you pre-drilled into the acorn the cap and tie it together so that the knot is on the inside.
We found shorter sections of twine looked the best, but it really depends on the size and type of tree you will hang them on.
For more photos check out our Acorn Marble Necklaces.
Step 4 – Glue marbles to acorn caps
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!
Making homemade Christmas ornaments is an activity the whole family enjoys. For more meaningful Christmas traditions for a magical holiday click HERE!
DIY rustic acorn marble ornaments make a wonderful Chrismas craft and decoration. They look beautiful on the Christmas tree.
Handmade nature crafts like this also make a great gift idea. Speaking of gift ideas, be sure to check out our Ultimate Gift Guide with DIY and ready-made ideas for the whole family!
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