Natural DIY Acorn marble ornaments are fun Christmas crafts and decorations that add a little rustic bling to your Christmas tree.
Acorn marble ornaments are a simple nature craft that kids can help make for the Christmas tree. Put these gorgeous rustic natural DIY ornaments on your Christmas craft list this year!
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How to Make Acorn Ornaments
When my daughter and I made acorn marble necklaces we thought they would also look wonderful made into DIY Christmas ornaments. Our tree looks gorgeous with the acorn ornaments with colorful marbles spread all about.
Make these easy homemade Christmas ornaments with your children and add a little holiday bling to your Christmas tree!
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Acorn Marble Ornament Craft Supplies
- Acorn caps
- Marbles we used red, green, ice blue and clear.
- Glue gun and glue sticks or E6000 Craft Adhesive
Baked DIY Marble Ornaments Option
For even more fun, bake glass marbles and allow them to cool before making an acorn necklace or acorn ornaments with them. Baking marbles gives them a gorgeous cracked look that really catches the eye.
Learn how to bake marbles, and make baked marble ornaments 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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Natural Acorn Marble Christmas Ornaments Step by Step Tutorial
Step 1 – Collect acorns to make acorn ornaments.
First, go on a nature hunt to find some acorn caps to make rustic acorn ornaments. If you can’t find any or live somewhere that Oak trees do not grow, you can find some acorn caps at THIS affiliate link.
Play with your marbles and acorn caps to see which acorn caps will fit a marble. Not all acorn caps will work. Some acorn caps are too big for marbles while others are too small. Some large acorn caps will fit a shooter marble if you would like to make your acorn marble ornaments a little larger.
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 the acorn caps
Drill two holes into the acorn cap on either side of the stem, or where the stem was. See the photos below.
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Step 3 – String twine onto each acorn cap to make a hanger for each acorn ornament
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. For these Christmas ornaments, we opted to glue the knot inside the acorn cap of each acorn marble ornament so that they would look better on the Christmas 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 of the acorn marble Christmas ornament.
We think shorter sections of twine look the best, but it really depends on the size and type of tree you will hang your acorn ornaments on.
For more photos check out our Acorn Marble Necklaces.
Step 4 – Glue marbles into each acorn cap to finish each acorn Christmas ornament
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 overtime 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. We only use it outside and allow it to dry outside without any kids nearby. Safety first!
Handmade Rustic DIY Christmas Ornaments
DIY rustic acorn marble ornaments make a wonderful Chrismas craft and decoration. Making homemade Christmas ornaments is an activity the whole family can enjoy together.
You can find a lot more ideas in 33 fun family Christmas traditions for a magical holiday.
Handmade nature crafts like this also make a great hostess 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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