Friday, January 21, 2011

Love n' Acorns

With Valentines day approaching...
 I wanted to share these nature inspired ~ love offerings.
Hope you enjoy!

To create you will need
Modeling beeswax
Fimo clay
Acorn tops
Walnut shells

We created some of our love filled acorns with modeling beeswax ~ warming it in our hands until it became malleable ~ then shaping it into acorns and adding our acorn caps.

  
The beeswax is so lovely to work with.

We also created them with fimo clay, following the same idea of warming the clay in our hands and then shaping.


After they were shaped to the acorn cap, we took the cap off and baked (according the the package instructions) then glazed. When all was dry we glued on our caps. This clay is incredibly durable after the baking and glazing process.


We roasted our walnuts at 225 F for about an hour ~ works like magic for easy opening! Next we scraped out the meat (and nibbled...nibbled...nibbled...so good!)

We placed our love acorns into the hollowed walnuts shells...


 adding a small sweet love note to the other half of the shell.


We then tied up our walnut acorn treasures for valentine gifting.
Love to spread the LOVE!


Love has no desire but to fulfill itself.  To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.  To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.  ~Kahlil Gibran

Big love to you all

~ Shanti  ~

17 comments:

  1. i adore these!! we have a bazillion acorn caps around here and i just scored some fimo on super sale at the craft store. we'll be making these! thanks for the inspiration....and the love.

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  2. Aaaahhhh! What a sweet little idea!

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  3. Definitely lovin' them! The walnut shell gift packet is SO sweet.

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  4. My kiddos just love tucking their little treasures inside things! How many gift bags have I found around the house, filled to the brim with items carefully wrapped in tissue paper...at the ready for the giving! I think they would absolutely love making this craft and then surprising one of their siblings or friends with a gorgeous handmade valentine!

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  5. Hello girls ! just letting you know - i gave you a blog award today -- Maureen and Shanti you inspire me -- you actually inspired me to start my own blog ! xoxox
    light and peace

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  6. Beautiful! Love the photo of the one in the walnut shell! Kerri

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  7. Totally awesome. Looks like so much fun to make and photograph! Great shots.

    Namaste, Nicole

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  8. These are beautiful. Warms my heart ( and it's really cold in these parts right now)

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  9. Shanti, what did you use to glaze them with?

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  10. Oh..i love these! Thanks for sharing! Your posts are always so inspiring!

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  11. Eva... I glazed them with fimo glaze (you can find it any place that sells fimo). It smells quite strong though, so it is a job for the mama and not little ones. Thinking this clay would be fine without the glaze too.
    Hope that helps :)

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  12. WOW... loving these! What a sweet way to spread some love. Linking on Facebook ;)

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