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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Painted Acorns



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    1. So, I thought they were pretty, that's what.

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    2. I think they are pretty also, but I wondered whether you painted them or bought them. Don't say that's how they fell of the tree, cos I wont believe you! Ha!

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    3. I did. DIY means 'do it yourself'. Now I want you to make some. :)

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  2. They look so cute!
    How did you keep the caps from coming off?
    Pork Chops here too! hahaha!!
    Enjoy your evening...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Half are real and half are fake.
      I had a few caps pop off but just glued them back on!
      Some are done with craft paints and the shimmery ones are frosted
      nail polish! Not done perfectly...just a quick little
      project the other night.
      Yay for pork chops. Yum. haha.

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  3. Such artistry. They look like precious jewels.

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    1. I'm really enjoying them...something a little different!

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  4. Sue captured it well....precious jewels. However, my first thought was crunchie M&M's. You make the most simple things elegant!!! Love your "touch".

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    1. Yum...how can anyone refuse crunchy M&Ms? haha. Have you seen those pretty little candies you
      can make from Hershey kisses and mini Nutter Butters? They look like acorns...so cute!

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    2. No, will have to check that out. Yesterday some of the children here at the Villa were selling candy.....chocolate covered pretzel sticks with broken pieces of M&M's. I bought several and have been crunching on them.

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    3. Here's some...I think these were made with mini vanilla wafers. I stuck mine together with peanut butter...really easy.

      https://www.pinterest.com/pin/224476362656604218/

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  5. Great idea and so attractive. I wonder if the oak trees will be coloured . . . haha

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    1. Maybe...the leaves would be different, wouldn't they? :)

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  6. Oh now come on!! Those are so cute.

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    1. Aren't they? I love the way they turned out...simple yet different enough not to be mundane.

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  7. Hmmm, looks like a fun craft project that my son would enjoy. Was it difficult to paint?

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    1. Oh no...very easy. I just did one coat and didn't make them perfect. It's easy to hold on to the caps, so I think he'd have fun!

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  8. What a lovely idea, I love the colors, especially the blue ones....they remind me of Robin's eggs :)
    Sweet.
    ~Jo

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    1. Oh, you're right! They do look like sweet robin eggs!

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  9. Very cute....and, I love the platter!!!

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    1. Auction trash a couple of years ago...can you believe that?

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  10. How beautiful! And I love your header, it made me smile. :)

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    1. Isn't that cute? Not my photography though..the source is in the link.

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  11. Hi Betsy - bringing the humble acorn to life ... they almost look like sugared almonds - I wonder if the pigs like them better painted up?! I was reminded about Charles II's oak tree - where he hid to escape and live another day - last night ... they've planted off-shoots of his original hiding place ... cheers Hilary

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    1. I don't know that story about Charles...very nice.

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  12. Oh Betsy these are so cute and perfect to decorate home in this period.
    Love

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    1. They are perfect for fall, aren't they?

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  13. Nicely done
    With acorn fun
    But how will the poor squirrel eat
    No wonder they steal the bird seed treat lol

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    1. Look at you
      up with the early crew.
      Before the sun
      had even begun.

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  14. Really pretty - and a perfect choice of dish to display them.

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    1. I got lucky and had a dish with that exact color! :)

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  15. Great pictures as always, Betsy! Love the painted acorns. I was out gathering some yesterday for new Botanical art. They're great subjects!

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