And, here's how you, too, can paint with acorns. Or marbles. Or anything that is mostly not a square, and is small enough to fit in an oatmeal container.
First, prepare said oatmeal container (it's the big kind) by placing a piece of blank paper inside it, and securing with tape. Try to tape on the backside, because if you put tape on the front, there will be a void where the tape is at (I learned this the hard way).
Then, put your roundish objects in cups or some other appropriate vessel and drip a little paint in. Now, jiggle the container a little to be sure those round objects are well coated with paint. Pour the not-so-square bits into your oatmeal container, and don't worry if a little extra paint follows them in.
Now, have your stylishly dressed assistant shake the container. Actually, put the lid on first, then shake the oatmeal container. Ahhh, I promise I did not learn the appropriate order for those two steps the hard way. Swear.
And, enjoy the fruits of your shaking! We did fall colors; purple, green and blue; green, yellow, and blue; and mostly blue. My lovely assistant wanted to do ALL the colors, but I persuaded her to stick with 2-3 at a time.
Heck, go crazy and do 'em all if you want to - then send me the pictures!And finally, I made these lovely collage pieces . . . I'll show you the how-to soon. Want to see how I used them? Check out my other blog here!
I think I can almost call the list done, since I actually covered acorns in paint to do the painting-with-marbles (I know, they didn't turn out to be cute little jack-o-lantern type acorns when I was done, but seriously, I am ready for a new list!). So, I only have to glue something to magnets and I'm going to close the chapter on my first to-do list and start a new one. With only 3 things on it, because 10 was WAY TOO MANY for 1 week. Way too many. If only there were 10 extra hours in each day - then I'd be well-rested and done with my first list!