Autumn Heart Door Hanger

A couple of years ago I gathered a bunch of horse chestnuts. I think they're so beautiful and I just knew I'd think of something fun to do with them. I've enjoyed displaying them in jars with other fall items, while I waited. A few days ago, I finally had the perfect inspiration! I'm so excited to share this beautiful autumn heart project and I hope you love it as much as I do!

I started with a piece of corrugated cardboard cut into a heart. Then, using school glue, I glued dried green moss to one side letting it hang over the edges. After letting it dry for a while, I used scissors to cut off the overhanging moss. Then, using horse chestnuts, acorns, and hot glue, I created a simple design on the heart. I made sure to press each chestnut or acorn into the moss very firmly as I glued them. Lastly, I hot glued a bit of twine on the back for hanging it.
If you decide to use acorns, you might want to check out this post HERE to find out how to pre-treat them. Trust me, I know from experience, you won't want to skip this step.

I am displaying mine on a dresser top for now, but I might hang it on my front door eventually. I think it'd be a nice alternative to a wreath. Just be sure it's not on a door that's exposed to the elements because cardboard and moisture don't mix well.
I love that it's in the shape of a heart because I love the Fall season. It's almost here! Check out some of these other fantastic Fall crafts:
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