Dear Chicago House,
On more than one occasion recently I have been woken in the middle of the night by a walloping sound above my head. The culprit, an oak tree, that been literally raining acorns on the roof. All I can say is thank goodness for gutter guards.
Risking serious head injury I decided it would be a good idea to collect a few. Aren’t they pretty!
But they can be prettier…how about this Acorn Vase?
and so easy to make.
I started with a plastic garden pot – one of the straight sided kind and basically stuck acorns on with hot glue, starting at the bottom of each side and working up. The top was embellished by acorn cups.
Chicago teenager filled it with conkers (horse chestnuts) that are in abundant supply at the other end of the garden.
But a word to the wise. This is an outdoor vase only … not to be brought inside…EVER. See those little holes in the acorns…well there are grubs in there. Yucky white grubs that made Chicago teenager have a girly screaming fit and then insist on changing her clothes in case she had any on her.
Some of the acorns have started to sprout so maybe come spring we will have a “living” vase.
Creative in Chicago