How To Dry And Clean Acorns For Crafting

Just as with pine cones, acorns need to be washed and debugged before using in crafts. The process is simple:

  • Fill a bowl of acorns with water then rinse them one by one and scrub with a nylon scrubber or toothbrush (if needed). Examine each and toss those that have small holes drilled through the shell (indicates the presence of insects).

  • Pat each dry then arrange on a foil lined baking sheet. Let them dry for about an hour then preheat the oven to 350°F.

  • When the oven is ready, place the baking sheet on the middle rack. Bake for approximately 10 minutes, stir with a wooden spoon and bake for another 10 minutes.

  • After 20 minutes remove from the oven and allow to completely cool before using in crafts.


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