Drying Acorns

Sep 23, 2014

Dry­ing acorns is a sim­ple process and allows you to bring a lit­tle bit of nature inside your home. If you don’t dry them you can end up with some unwant­ed creepy crawlies and I to this I say, no thank you. First you need to wash the acorns in water and give them a light scrub­bing with a soft bris­tle brush, wash­ing removes the dirt and any tiny bugs.

Once the acorns are washed, place them on a dou­ble lay­er of paper tow­els and allow them to air dry for an hour.

Acorns Drying

Pre­heat your oven to 250 degrees. Place the acorns (sin­gle lay­er) on a cook­ie sheet or any lipped pan into the warm oven, leave the oven door cracked open just a bit to allow mois­ture to escape.  Every 30 min­utes you need to roll the acorns around on the pan so not as to burn one side. You will repeat this step every 30 min­utes for 2 hours.

Acorns inside oven

After 2 hours of warm­ing, remove the acorns from the oven and let them com­plete­ly cool in the pan. Once cooled they are ready to use as fall accents around the home or in fall crafts.

Dried acorns

Have fun!

Lisa

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