“Twenty early signs of a rough winter includes an unusual abundance of acorns,” says the Farmers Almanac. Well, the “rough winter” is yet to be determined here, but there are lots of ACORNS!!

So, how about making this “overload” become an inexpensive but true fall decor item?!!
Try:

  • Acorns in candle holders
  • Painting acorns (could be sprayed or painted with acrylic paint)
  • Making an acorn wreath
  • Decorating a napkin ring in acorns

Note: It is best to use dry acorns/ baked acorns before using them.

BEST IDEA YET 🙂 Make your own “acorns” with Hershey’s Kisses and Mini Vanilla Wafers.
Recipe: 1 package of Hershey’s Kisses, 1 package of Mini Vanilla Wafers, and 1 package of Mini Chocolate Chips
Melt ½ cup Chocolate Chips for “Glue”
“Glue” Hershey’s Kisses to Wafer; on reverse side “Glue” 1 Mini Chocolate Chip to Wafer.
TO MUCH FUN!!

[photo credit: Hershey’s]

To Dryout/Bake Acorns:
Heat oven at 175-200 degrees.
Wash acorn vigorously and spread on cookie sheets.
Bake with the door ajar for 2 hours. Turn several times during bake time.

For similar a recipe visit: Hershey’s Website