Art on the Go

Jodi Thomas, Acorn Nests

Bottle caps, too big, toothpaste lids, too small, acorn tops, just right!

I was thinking, thinking, thinking of some sort of holder for my watercolor paint. And it hit me. While I was at the park we spotted lots of acorns. That plus in the back of my mind were Jodi Thomas’s little delightful acorn nests at DIY Studio.  Equaled: of course acorn tops are the perfect solution.

So I set the kids free to scout the land. We came up with over a handful of acorn tops. We popped back home to create the vision.

Pocket watercolor Pallet

I assembled my tools:

  • altoid tin
  • acorns
  • glue gun and glue
  • water color paint
  • recycled white cardboard
  • pencil


I simply glued down the acorn top with some hot glue. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I added enough to fit the tin. If you wanted you could add less and add a sponge in there instead of so many acorns.


Then I added the paint.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I also made a color chart to fit in the lid so I could easily refill the paint when it ran out. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This simple project took hardly any time and looks so lovely. If you are like me you’ll want to use it right away. I’ll keep you up to date on how these little acorns hold up but I bet they’ll do well. And they looks so organic. Now I’m inspired to paint the day away the DIY Studio reuse way!

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