Pretty Little Felt Acorns

Felt oak leaves and acorns by Laura Mirjami | Mirjami Design

The past week in Bilberry Woods was all about preparing for the winter. One might argue that it was a little too early as the sky was still blue and although the nights were a little chilly it was lovely and warm in the sun.

On the other hand there is nothing better than using those last warm days to prepare for the rainy autumn, for when it arrives you are all set up and can just be cosy and happy and actually you will then enjoy the rain. 

So some of the Bilberry Woods residents were busy preserving fruit, making jams and piling firewood. Others were making felt autumn garlands with pretty little acorns, supervised by Marie the Mouse. They all made, what seemed like hundreds of garlands, I made one, and I loved it and I thought I'd show you how to make one too. I hope you like it!

You will need felt, some wadding for stuffing, needle and thread and some thicker twine or thread if you want to string the leaves and acorns together. They look just as lovely as they are and could be used in table decorations or artistically placed around the house :) 

 
Materials for felt acorns
Felt acorn by Mirjami Design

1. Cut the pieces out of felt.

Felt acorn by Mirjami Design

2. Fold in half, stitch and turn inside out.

Felt acorn by Mirjami Design

3. Stitch a running stitch to the open edge.

Felt acorn by Mirjami Design

4. Stuff with wadding and close the opening by pulling running stitch tight and secure with a few little stitches.

Felt acorn by Mirjami Design

5. Pin the top circle on and stitch 3/4 around it.

Felt acorn by Mirjami Design

6. Push a little more stuffing under the circle and finish stitching.

Felt acorn by Mirjami Design

7. Fold and stitch the hanging loop to the top.

Felt acorn by Mirjami Design

8. And there you are!

Felt acorn and oak leaf garland autumn decoration.

9. You can cut some felt leaves and string them up with acorns to make pretty garland.

 
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