Bur Oak Acorn Nest Ornament :: A Handmade Christmas

A few months ago, the most delightful lady purchased a set of felted acorns from Fairyfolk. She loved her acorns and wrote to say that she had a gift for me. A few days later, a package arrived in the mail and, inside, I found the hugest acorn caps I had ever seen. They are from the Bur Oak. They are, quite literally, the size of an egg! I love them more than words can say and have been saving them for a very special project.

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Today, we made the sweetest little nest ornaments using my treasured Bur Oak acorn caps, some ribbon, white wool roving and blue woolen eggs.

Teddy used my hot glue gun to stick the ribbon hanging loop to the inside of the acorn cap.

Kitty put a little of the white fluff wool roving into each acorn nest, added three little blue woolen eggs and hung these enchanting ornaments on our tree.

I think I have to say that these little Bur acorn nests are my favorite ornaments we have made so far.

What is your favorite handmade ornament?

Blessings and magic,


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Donni Webber is the mom behind the popular natural living Waldorf website and blog, The Magic Onions - where the magic of nature and the wonder of childhood collide to make each moment a precious gift. She is a photographer, writer, crafter, wife and mother of two inspiring young children. Her work has been featured in many popular publications, including HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Disney and Apartment Therapy.

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5 thoughts on “Bur Oak Acorn Nest Ornament :: A Handmade Christmas

  1. OH. MY. GOODNESS!!! I drool over your everyday acorn caps. Ours are not the same here. I would just melt to hold one of those gigantic ones! You must have been so excited! The bird’s nests are perfect for it and a good project to use them instead of hoarding them, as I would. :}

  2. I planted a Bur Acorn 4 years ago. It is now about 6 feet tall & looking healthy. Hope I live long enough to see an acorn on it.

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