Okay, I just had a laughing fit. Yep, at home all alone and laughing to tears. The windows are open and I’m wondering if the neighbors can hear.
Chuckles, cackles, giggles, snickers, yuks, and tee-hees!
I had an idea for a photo opp on my acorn project and it made me laugh out loud! No acronyms….
laugh out loud laughing!
This project is a reason to laugh. How to make DIY acorns from eggs.
On an Easter in the distant past, I painted, aged and stained wooden eggs. Yes, I decorate with them even when it’s not Easter. They are perfect in my twine nests! Right??
Our acorns are about 1/2 inch. Not large enough to decorate with and barely enough to feed a squirrel.
Here’re the supplies I used for three acorns.
Three stained and/or aged wood eggs
First, start wrapping twine around the pointed end. I wanted the acorn to have a rounded bottom…like me. 😕
Add a dollop of glue on the pointed end and paint glue on half the egg.
I wrapped down the egg until I was about 5/8 down the egg. I’ll wait until you measure. Just kidding. Wrap until you like the look.
Paint more glue over the twine. Then start wrapping back up the egg.
Paint more glue, then wrap back down the egg. More glue then wrap back up the egg.
I wanted the top to be like a knit cap. Thick and cozy.
When I liked the look, I stopped wrapping.
Acorns have a crisscross effect on their tops.
I thought it would be a great idea to mimic the crisscross. That large spider thing was a mistake.
Sometimes DIY is best simple!!!
Now it was picture time. I saw the rusty old pipe clamp I bought at a yard sale.
I pictured Wile E. Coyote with his hands on the bomb plunger getting ready to blow up the road runner.
Wouldn’t it be cute to clamp my DIY acorn in the pipe clamp??
Then get a picture of a squirrel getting ready to crack his acorn with the pile clamp!! See where this is going…
Yep, I set this up on the back porch and waited. I waited and waited. Now mind you, our squirrels are “almost” tame. They approach us to take a peanut to about 3-inches. Why, not! You saw the size of our acorns! They’re starving.
I snapped 50 pictures of blurry gray smears of squirrels running, jumping and playing. But not a one anywhere near the pipe clamp with a tasty peanut on top. ;(
But I laughed. At the squirrels, at the idea, I would even think I could get a photo opp like that!!!
At least the squirrels are full and my DIY acorns are just right!
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