I was inspired by a coworker to take up my felting implements and get three dimensional. First there was some wool sorting and inventory. Then a search for goodies.
I found these beautiful acorn caps from a delightful Etsy seller in Canada who gathers and prepares them for crafty things.
Felting was pretty straight forward...poke poke poke to create little balls. My tool of choice is the the 3 needle Clover felting tool or a single needle.
Since I wanted to create hanging ornaments, I decided to add a looped headpin. First I used an awl to carefully poke a hole in the acorn cap. When I was ready to attach the felted acorn bottom to the cap, I filled the cap with a little craft glue and pushed the felted ball into the cap. Then I inserted the headpin through the hole in the top of the acorn cap and into the felt. I pushed it all the way through the felted acorn then snipped it off with a wire cutter and used pliers to bend the end of the headpin back into a small hook embedded in the felt.
For some added sparkle I wrapped the felted acorns with small bits of Angelina and felted it in.