In this post, we’ll show you how to make chestnuts yourself, and we’re offering some great deco ideas for the coming fall. Follow our instructions and impress your family and guests with imaginative decorations! We wish you lots of fun and success!
Making chestnuts – inspiring ideas to imitate
Autumn is a beautiful time of the year, providing us with many natural crafting materials – colorful leaves, pine cones, pumpkins, autumn flowers and, of course, chestnuts. They can be found anywhere from the beginning of autumn – on the streets, in the park or in the woods, and making crafts is really fun! With the collected chestnuts, you can make fascinating autumn table decorations yourself, or pierce them with an awl and make a wreath, a necklace or funny figures – the possibilities are enormous. Your children can also participate – this is actually a great way to spend time together and have fun. And at the beginning of winter, you could lay out the crafted decorations in the wardrobe – actually, the chestnuts are just great for protecting moths! Below you will find three simple instructions and many more original craft ideas from which you can draw inspiration. Let yourself be inspired and enjoy crafting!
Making chestnuts: how are you?
The first idea we offer you is for a great chestnut garland that you can hang on your front door or in the wardrobe as protection against moths. You need a piece of wire, pliers, a colorful bow of your choice, glue, a fixed thread, and of course chestnuts. First you should use the pliers to bend the wire like a hoe. When you’re done, wrap the hook with a loop and fix it with some glue. The next step is to pierce all chestnuts with an awl. Take a needle and a thread and make a chain out of it. Finally, you should tie the hack with the chestnut garland firmly. Decorate as desired with a ribbon or bow. And done! The chestnuts can also be tied in a circular shape, like a wreath – this idea is just perfect for the front door! Look at the photos above – they would give you a better idea.
Make chestnut man himself – instructions
Chestnuts are a great way to make funny human or animal shapes, and here’s how. It would be very good if your children also help with this task, but do not leave the kids without supervision – there is a risk of injury. To make a chestnut male yourself, you need nothing more than a small round chestnut for the head, a larger one for the body and two with a flat side for the feet. In addition, you also need matches or toothpicks, awl and a few shaky eyes. First you should make holes for the neck, arms and legs with the awl in the largest chestnut. Halve two toothpicks and stick the halves as neck and arms. For the legs use two whole toothpicks. Now you only have to fix your head and legs. In order for the chestnut male looks more beautiful and fun, fix the Wackelaugen on the head with some glue. Made of construction paper, you could also make a hat and even clothes. We wish you a lot of fun!
Making chestnuts – funny snake
As mentioned above, with chestnuts you can also make fun animals, jewelery and many other impressive decorations for the home, which would bring home a beautiful autumnal mood. The last craft idea we offer you is to make a chestnut snake yourself, which could be a wonderful toy for your children. Apart from chestnuts, you also need an awl, a thread, two shaky eyes, red construction paper and glue. The chestnuts should be pierced with the awl and made into a chain – just like the first instructions. Then cut out a tongue from the red construction paper and stick it, together with the wobbly eyes, on the head of the snake. Already finished!