Glittered Acorn Specimen Artworkthis post is brought to by Elmer\'s all opinions are my own

These glittery acorns are SO much fun to make, and it’s easy to turn them into unique specimen artwork to compliment your fall decor! 

Supplies for Glittered Acorn Fall Specimen ArtworkAffiliate Links

What I Used:

Acorns in Kinetic SandTip: One non-traditional item that I used for this project was a small dish full of Kinetic Sand. It works perfectly for holding the acorns upside down while they dry!

How to Make Elmer's Glitter Glue Decorated Acorns

I started with the Classic Glitter Glue, and simply squeezed some on to my acorn and spread it around with the paintbrush. The glitter glues are all slightly different, for example, the orange tube has iridescent glitter in an orange translucent glue base, and the gold tube has lots of gold glitter in a clear glue base, so they dry with different amounts of glitter and color to them. All of the glitter glues dry with a glossy finish and embed the glitter so that it doesn’t rub off on your hands.

Elmer's Craft Bond Glue and Glitter

To make the acorns with a chunkier and more heavily textured glitter finish, I used Elmer’s Craft Bond glue and Elmer’s glitter.

DIY Chunky Glitter Glue with Elmer's Craft Bond Glue and GlitterI mixed about 1 tsp. each of glue and glitter, and I used the paintbrush to paint the mixture on to the acorns.

Elmer's Craft Bond Glue and Glittered Acorns

The glue dries clear, so I made sure to put a lot on there so that the final result would be completely covered in gold glitter.

Sparkly Glittered Acorns

All of my acorns were super sparkly after one coat, but I decided to let them dry and add a second coat just to make sure that they were as shimmery as possible.

glitter dipped acorns of various colors

I love the way that the different techniques and materials gave each acorn its own unique style. In the photo above, the gold acorn in the top row, the silver acorn in the second row, and the gold and silver acorns in the bottom two rows were all created with the Craft Bond glue and glitter combination, and the rest of the acorns were made using the Classic Glitter Glue. I love them all!

Glittered Acorns for Fall Specimen Art

To finish up the project, simply glue the acorns on to a piece of cardstock using a hot glue gun, and place them inside of the frame (with the glass removed, of course!).

fall glitter colored acorns in frame

Super cute, and easy peasy!

Acorn Specimen Art

For more fun craft ideas, be sure to sign up for the Elmer’s Newsletter and check them out onTwitter, Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest! Happy crafting!

xoxo Heidi, signature block from Heidi at Happiness Is Homemade

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  1. I will be picking up acorns and supplies tomorrow. I am excited about doing this with my grandkids. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Love this idea and I picked acorns this fall. I haven’t used all of them and would have enough to do a little project. t is the first time I post a comment on here.