when i was a little girl, i’d walk home from the bus stop gathering acorns. i had no intention of doing anything with them, i just loved collecting them, loved pulling the “hats” off the top, loved the velvety softness of the smooth acorn filling up my sweatshirt pockets.
recently when i was at my parents’ house, i spotted these little treasures on the ground and took immediately to gathering.
they sat in a bowl, but looked kind of… meh.
then i decided to give them just a hint of glimmer with metallic paint.
i had 4 different metallic shades of metallic paint from deco art – from a super soft silver to a pale gold, copper and an antique gold.
i pulled off all of the loose “hats” and set them aside. see how velvety they are?
i quickly painted the acorns (and my fingers!) with all 4 paints.
as soon as they dried i used hot glue to attach the hats back on.
subtle, but so pretty!