Monday, August 15, 2011

Inspired By the Trail - DIY Nature Pendant Necklace

It occurred to me after we were already driving home that we probably shouldn't have taken a few of the acorns we found on our trail hike.  At the minimum we probably broke some sort of nature center law and/or etiquette about leaving nature exactly as we had found it.  Aside from rule breaking though, we probably caused a squirrel to have to work a little harder for his meal that day, which does make me a little sad.

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18 comments:

  1. Sooo cute! Making an acorn garland is on our list for fall handcrafts this year, but this is something I hadn't thought of. What a great Christmas gift this would make for all the ladies I hike with. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Love from,
    Greta

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  2. i actually LOVE this. you're a genius, that's just the plain truth. and i always steal stuff from nature. especially shells. it's not like anyone lives in them anymore. or like i'm stealing some furry thing's dinner. j/k. i'd totally lift some acorns too.

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  3. This is so creative. I love it!

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  4. So cute! I love the pictures from the Nature Center as well. I'd love to take my kiddos there but it didn't look very stroller friendly. What do you think?

    So glad you and Syd had a great date together and that you have a cute necklace to help remember the day.

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  5. That is a great idea. Love it!

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  6. um, i'm in awe! i honestly thought that was a gold pendant you'd purchased at the nature center gift shop! it looks fantastic. you're a genius! :)

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  7. ok, this is just plain awesome. i LOVE it!

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  8. I love this! And all this time I've been complaining about my messy oak tree in the front yard. I'm going out there now and finding an acorn to make myself some jewelry!

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  9. Haha...now you got me (and probably a bunch of other readers) wanting to be a rebel and break some nature center laws just to get an acorn or two :). Love the necklace!

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  10. It's so cute! Perfect size and you could have one in every color! Great idea! Now if I could find a tine pine cone.....I LOVE pine cones! lol

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  11. What a great tutorial! I bet this would confuse all the squirrels.

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  12. I'm your newest follower!! I love this idea and have clicked on a few of your older posts... I will be back again and again!!!

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  13. So cute! I may just have to make some of them for my daughters. Their sorority mascot is the squirrel so this would be a perfect stocking stuffer! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. I hate to be a killjoy because I think your necklace is beautiful, but acorns often have little worms living in them, and that could be disconcerting if it crawled its way out on to your neck. If you bake your acorns at 350 for about 10 minutes, you should kill anything living inside. It's such a fantastic idea.

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