Crabkid and I are all about acorns. We have our share of oaks here in Crabcity, and we spend lots of time competing with the squirrels for our own stash. My kid loathes carrying anything for longer than four seconds so she offloads her findings on me, stuffing them into my hands and back pockets. So, when I open my purse or try and set my coffee cup in the car cup-holder, a forest of acorn caps greets me amid my usual assortment of vintage Ricola cough drop wrappers and UPS receipts: woodland treasures in a sea of man-made junk.
Acorn caps make excellent fairy plates. Acorns themselves can also be magical, as any kid who has seen My Neighbor Totoro will tell you. And acorns are also just dang cute to look at and be inspired by. Here are some cheapmommy picks for fall acorn-inspired Etsylicious delights. (More cheapmommy favorites here.)
Could anything be cuter than these 3 magnets by joojoo (at left), made of real acorn caps and clay? Too delicious! And at $12, they hit my mark for the utilitarian objet of beauty. Now howzabout turning that Halloween baby into a fall acorn? Easy to do with the scrummy-yummy crocheted acorn hat at right, by Adrienne Kinsella for $19.50.I feel so Waldorfy with this tiny posable acorn elf ($7) from huesofnature. And no matter the recession one can still shop guilt-free for always-enchanting hair goodies from cutecumber. A "squirrel and her lunch" ponytail holder pair will set you back $3.50, which, if you don't spend it on trinkets and whimsies, will probably disappear into the vacuum of the fall financial markets. Be smart, my friends: loot that stock portfolio! Buy hair accessories instead! Wise words brought to you by the always-sensible, always at-your-service Crabmommy.
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