diy acorn banner

DIY πŸ‚ Fall Acorn Banner | Crafting with Kids

We adore tiny things and this hand-stitched fall acorn banner was just the right project for us!

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DIY Acorn Banner | Crafting with kids

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What I love about this Fall handcraft –

  • You’re creating memories with your child
  • It’s a scrap-busting project
  • You don’t need a sewing machine

Age Recommendations

This handcraft is appropriate for children over the age of five. Young children can be involved in tracing and matching acorn tops/bottoms.

Supplies Needed

supplies needed for fabric acorn banner
  • Fabric scraps (I used cotton fabric and an old linen shirt. I think it would also be lovely with wool fabric in varying colors and patterns, such as: tweed, plaid, glen check, houndstooth, stripe, gingham, tartan and herringbone.)
  • craft felt or fleece
  • basic sewing suppliesneedleembroidery floss, scissors, pins. marking pens/chalk
  • Eyelet kit and hammer
  • String for banner – I used a brown leather cord (You can be resourceful by using shoe laces from old pair of shoes.) πŸ™‚

Step 1 – Iron your fabric

Iron fabric for DIY acorn felt banner

Step 2 – Trace the acorns onto all fabrics

Trace the acorns onto all fabrics for acorn banner
Trace the acorns onto all fabrics for acorn banner

You need to trace the acorn shape onto the felt/fleece, as well as the top and bottom of the acorn onto the fabric of choice. We freestyled it, but feel free to print out an acorn template for young children.

Step 3 – Cut out all shapes from all fabrics

Cut out all shapes from all fabrics for acorn fabric

Step 4 – Match them up and pin

Match them up and pin for acorn banner

Here’s where your littles can help! Have them place the acorn pieces onto the whole piece of felt/fleece.

Pin for acorn banner

Have an older child pin the fabric.

Step 5 – Hand-stitch the acorns together

hand stitch fabric acorn banner

You can use a basic running stitch. We used two strands of embroidery floss and tried to choose floss with a contrasting color so it would be visible.

fabric acorn

Step 6 – Add the eyelets or grommets

Add the eyelets or grommets for acorn banner

 We think the brass eyelets look beautiful with the color of the fabric and leather cording. 

Watch this video to learn how to set them. Otherwise, you can see this in our video tutorial at 02:13

Final Step – String the acorn banner

string the acorn banner

We used leather cording (from Joann Fabrics). We will be hanging it against the wall, however if you want to hang it on a mantle, I suggest tying a knot behind each acorn to keep them nicely spaced.

We used leather cording (from Joann Fabrics). We will be hanging it against the wall, for fabric acorn banner

Hang it up!

diy acorn banner

The acorn banner is finished! We love the way it turned out and it makes us feel cozy whenever I look at the warm colors/patterns we used.

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