One of my favorite purchases lately has been a can of copper spray paint. It is such a fun color and I thought it would be neat to add a modern look to some fall items.
For this project, we just headed outside and gathered acorns that had fallen to the ground. I washed them and let them dry in the sun.
And then just sprayed them with the paint, shaking the box around to be sure the whole acorn got covered.
I also did this with pine cones from the ground and plastic leaves from the dollar store.
For the canvas, I covered two pieces of flat Styrofoam with fabric. You could use a painted wood board or a store-bought canvas. I was just trying to use up what I had.
Then I hot glued my painted items onto the canvas.
With my pine cones, I tied some raffia around them and gathered them in a bunch.
Then I hot glued them to the back of a decorative frame that had the glass removed.
This allowed them to just dangle in the opening.
This month, these pieces are hanging in Starbucks so people can enjoy some fall decor as they sip their pumpkin spice lattes. 🙂
Fall doesn’t have to always be browns and oranges. Remember your metallics when you want a more modern look.
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You are so talented!!! I LOVE what you’ve done here!
Thank you!! 🙂
I just pinned a post on painted acorns; however, this looks so much easier and just as pretty! I’ll be pinning. Hopefully I have enough intact acorns left from our tree.
Did you see the post someone did where the bottom of the acorn was covered in sparkles and the cap was normal? That looked cool too 🙂 A lot more work though…
Jill, your creative projects are so elegant and approachable. Love the color, your blog header, and would love to sip a coffee at your Starbucks!
You are just so sweet!! Thank you.
Great idea! want to make some for me? 😉
This art is super beautiful. I’d love to have a cup of coffee while looking at it!
Great way to shake up the traditional holiday decor.
Love this! You’re right, metallics for fall are awesome! This is such a great project because it looks great and it’s inexpensive.And your pieces are at Starbucks?! That is so cool!
What a super cute idea! LOVE how the leaves turned out!!
I love this! I am always looking for cute fall stuff and I never like anything… I am def going to try this!
What a cute project. Copper color would be fun to use. Thanks for the ideas. 🙂
Gorgeous! We do a similar thing for Christmas with silver paint. 🙂
great ideas! Love spray painting in metallics!
these are Beautiful!! Easily can be done with a kid as well. The leaves are my favorite!
Loving it! And anything metallic right now!
Omg I ❤❤❤❤ this!!!! Using the golds makes it so chic ❤
You are so generous and thoughtful with your creations, thank you.
You are so generous and thoughtful with your comments 🙂
I love the pinecones hanging in the opening of the frame one! Very nice. 🙂
How’d you get to display them at Starbucks? That’s so cool!
OH!! And I love the new header & look of your blog – it looks GREAT!
Thanks…I’m still playing around. Needed a change 🙂
Your idea of shaking the box is brilliant. !! Way to go !!
Love this!! I need to find some acorns!
Acorn trees must be bad if they are in your yard and you have to mow. …but if they’re somewhere else, then they are great for crafts 🙂
I love the copper too. Beautiful acorns, pinecones…
I love the copper! Acorns, pine ones look beautiful!