Growing up I loved creating my own miniature items for my dollhouse. In fact, I still have a shoebox full of them! So when I saw these tiny acorns this idea just popped into my head–we’re decorating our house, so why not decorate the dollhouse too! Read on to see how you can create your own acorn garland (I picture them as mini Christmas lights) with just a few simple supplies.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Hot glue gun (or another quick-dry adhesive)
- Embroidery thread
- A handful of acorn hats (that’s what me and my two-year-old call them)
- Some colorful pony beads, you can use something larger like pom poms if you have larger acorn tops
And start gluing! Make sure to put something under your glue gun so you don’t ruin your work surface. Then just take your acorn top, add a dab of glue, and press your pony bead in with the opening facing down.
And your dollhouse acorn garland is underway!
Now just make a bunch more.
To string your mini lights, take a long piece of embroidery thread and create a slip knot. Here’s how I make mine: (Top right) Hold both ends in one hand and slip the pointer finger and thumb of the other between them to make a triangle. (Bottom left) While holding your triangle, fold the top edge down over the two strands creating scissors. (Bottom right) Now with your free hand grab the point where the embroidery thread meets to make bunny ears. (Continue below.)
(Top left) Next, slip one bunny ear in through the other, (top right) and slowly begin pulling the end string to begin forming the slip know. (Bottom left) Before you tighten it completely, slip your acorn top in, and then pull tight to begin your garland (bottom right).
Repeat this with as many acorn lights as you like.
Once you’re finished with your acorn garland, make sure you ask your little helpers to hang them!
Hooray you’re ready for a dollhouse Christmas party!
Make sure you hang some up outside for the neighbors to see, too!
Thanks to Jenny for having me again, and I hope you all take time to have some fun amidst the hustle and bustle of this holiday season. For more fun and crafty ideas, be sure to stop by and visit me over at Maker Mama!