One of the most beautiful finds in nature, to me, is the acorn. Acorns are so whimsical with those cute little caps and the crafting possibilities are endless with them! Don’t they make the most perfect little pocket to hold more of nature’s little treasures?
To make a pendant you need: acorn caps (the really big Burr Oak acorn caps work great because they are so big, but any acorn cap will do), Tacky glue (school glue shrinks too much as it dries), dried and/or pressed plants and flowers, hemp cording, hand drill and eye screws (optional). To make them, fill the cap with glue and place your chosen treasure in the glue before it dries. Set it aside upright to dry for a few days.
The glue tends to shrink as it dries and pulls the pressed flowers inside the cap a little. You could always put a little pebble into the cap before filling it with glue, then add the glue and gently place the pressed flower on top. The pendants that worked the best for us are the ones with the flower heads stuffed into the glue. Calendula, bergamot, and red clover blossoms are our favorite pendants. Stuffing the cap with lavender, feverfew and chamomile worked nicely too. We made our herb pendants scented by adding a couple drops of lavender essential oil to the flowers after the glue dried.
After the glue dries attach the pendant to the cording. Here, I drilled holes using a hand drill and screwed in eye screws found at any hardware store.
Another way to attach the cording is to leave the stem on and tie the cording around it. Dab a little glue onto the knot to enforce the hold.
Araina’s favorite acorn pendant has a red clover inside! Enjoy!