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.
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.
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.