This Free Acorn template is the perfect little helper for making cute fall décor! The files come in JPEG and PDF so you can print up a template or upload it to Cricut Design Space. I’m going to show you just one of the ways you can use this template – but this versatile Acorn template can be used in many ways.
For this project you will need:
Cricut Knife Blade
Fine Point Blade
or exacto knife
Black Permanent Vinyl
a 12″ wood blank
Fleece Fun’s Free files that are available by filling out the form at the end of the tutorial
Gather your materials.
Acorn Template (Free JPEG / PDF file) Instructions:
Step 1 – Cut Out The Acorn Pieces
I’m using my Cricut Maker to cut out the Acorn Templates. I load the JPEGS into Design Space and make sure that they are ready to go.
Tape the chipboard to the StrongGrip to stabilize the material.
Switch to the Knife Blade.
Move the Star Wheels over to the right and begin to cut out the Acorn base and top. Depending on how many you cut it can take up to 30 minutes.
If you aren’t using a die cut machine simply print up the PDF templates, cut out and trace onto chipboard.
Before unloading the chipboard from the machine make sure that it doesn’t need an extra pass.
Switch out to the Fine Point blade.
Cut out the Acorn Details from permanent vinyl.
Once cut weed the vinyl.
After all the vinyl is weeded,
add the transfer tape. If you aren’t using a machine another option is the mimic the pattern by drawing the lines on yourself at a later step.
Step 2 – Paint Acorn Template and Add Details
I like the color of the chipboard for the Acorns – so I’m going to leave the base as it is. But for a fun pop I’m paining the Acorn Tops gold. Paint the Acorns as desired and allow time for them to dry completely.
This is what makes a complete acorn.
Glue the tops to the base. Simplely line up the stems.
Once the top is glued and the glue has cooled add the vinyl details via the transfer tape.
Rub the vinyl on to make sure it’s well attached.
Step 3 – Add the Acorns to the Blank
There are many ways you can use this template. It can be garland, place cards, class room décor. Today I’m going to show you one simple way you can use it.
Taking the Wood blank layout the Acorns in a pleasing way. Play with it until you find what works.
Once you are happy with your pattern glue the fall acorns into place.
That’s it for the Acorn Template DIY!
DOWNLOAD THE FREE PATTERN HERE.
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