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How to make 3d acorns from paper (and use it as a gift box)

Acorns for the fall season can not be missed for the homely autumn décor.

Today I'll show you how to make really beautiful 3d acorns in just a few steps.

In terms of size, they are so handy that you can remove the head of the acorn and put some sweets into it. Thus, the autumn decoration also becomes a nice gift box.

You can make the acorns in two colors because the template covers each of the lower and upper parts individually. For a slightly different version of acorns, see here

Size: HBW 15 x 10 x 10 cm

Step by step: how to make origami acorns

Materials needed

  • Donwload template (scroll down)
  • 2 colored papers (8.5in x 11in) (weight: 65lb-110lb)
  • Glue or double-sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Bonefolder / awl / ball pen refill etc.
  • Cutting mat

1. You need 2 pages per acorn. The best will be you use paper with a grammage of up to 230g/m². Print out the template and cut out all solid lines with scissors.

2. Crease all dashed lines with an awl or a bonefolder. Therefore, place a ruler next to the dashed lines and crease the lines by pressing the bonefolder down.

3. Fold the long dashed lines away from you, i.e. downward. Fold the short dashed lines up, i.e. up to you.

4. Use double-sided tape or any glue onto the unprinted side of the flaps. I prefer to craft with adhesive tape because your fingers stay clean. Each number exists twice. Stick all the same numbers together in ascending order (1, 2, 3, ...). Start with section 1 and stick it to the section marked 1 on paper A, pressing firmly enough to make them stick together. Finally you put the top of the acorn above the bottom and you are done!

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