Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Who says Turquoise isn't a fall color?

With a new house comes lots of new discoveries, including what happens around your new yard at different times of the year.  What flowers will pop up?  What animals will pop out with each season?  

I guess I should have expected that we would have acorns in the fall, we are surrounded by 6 gigantic oak trees.  I never thought we would have this many.  They are everywhere.  But I never knew how relaxing it would be to sit in the stillness of a quiet house at naptime with the windows open listening to the acorns hit the roof and roll down.  It's amazing.

Anywho... I decided to go for a little different color in my fall decor this year.  I wanted to make turquoise work as a fall color.  Maybe other people have tried it, but I just always think of yellows, oranges, reds, and browns as the only fall colors.  

I found a picture on pinterest that I figured was worth a shot considering my overwhelming number of acorns. 

I went outside and picked some acorns (not all of them were whole, but a glue gun can fix that :)  and painted them with some turquoise paint.  I sealed them with a little gloss poly and they are SO CUTE!  I filled a couple of glass jars and placed them around the house. 

I love how the brown and turquoise work together so well!

One place I used them was in my fall tablescape.

They will be used in lots more places during the fall season.  Keep an eye out for them!

Make sure to check out my other acorn project

Partying Here:


  1. That is so pretty! I will have to try this idea the next time I round up acorns for my table decor. =)

  2. I love a pop of non-traditional color for the holidays! Looks like I'll be out collecting acorns this evening. Thanks for sharing :)

    -Holly @ Eight Six Eleven

  3. { L O V E } those shiny bright acorns! Thanks for sharing.


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