DIY Acorn Christmas Tree Decorations

Before the snow falls, go out and gather acorn tops to make some inexpensive holiday decorations. This year our yard was filled with acorns, I guess we are preparing for a cold winter. BOO. Anyway, I solicited some young neighbors to go on an acorn hunt and gather a bunch of acorn tops. With just some hot glue and styrofoam trees, we can make these acorn Christmas tree decorations. 


acorn christmas tree mantel decorationWe did not have to preserve the acorn tops like we did for fall projects that require the entire acorn. Just simply glue on the tops as close to one another as possible. 

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acorn christmas tree mantel decoration

Had I spray painted the cones brown first, I could have used them for Thanksgiving but we will move on as it’s too late now!

acorn christmas tree mantel decoration

Now that they are  complete pull out some white spray paint and cover the trees lightly. I liked a little brown showing. This might look nice in silver also!

acorn christmas tree mantel decoration


Once they are dried, you can choose to put them in your holiday decor wherever you see fit.

DIY Acorn Christmas Tree Decorations

First, we placed them in our Woodland Inspired Dining Room . I liked it but realized I would probably need that space on my side board for serving food.

DIY Acorn Christmas Tree Decorations DIY Acorn Christmas Tree Decorations


My second thought was placing them on a coffee table on top of a decorative charger. DIY Acorn Christmas Tree Decorations


Add some greenery and Christmas Bulbs to allow the Acorn Christmas Trees to pop.

DIY Acorn Christmas Tree Decorations

Thought this was a fun view from above too.

Hope you find a great place to put your DIY Acorn Christmas Tree Decorations.

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  1. You did a really great job of recreating a beautiful cone in a unique shape. I like it. 🙂

  2. I love these! SO pretty and so easy to make. Going to maybe do some up ourselves

  3. I have been on a big DIY kick lately and this one is so up my alley! Now I just have to see if I can find some acorns.

  4. That looks really cute. I remember doing crafts similar with my boys when they were young, it was fun.

  5. I remember doing something similar when I was a kid! Although it wasn’t a tree, it was something else….I can’t remember…