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My yard is full of acorns. Thousands of them. It's also full of downed branches. So we end up with mini acorn birds in oak birdhouses. Silly yes, but with a craft show next month, I think that they will be easy cheap sales. They would also make dandy Christmas tree ornaments. The largest are 2" tall with a 1/2" hole for the bird, the smaller ones are about an inch tall with a 3/8" bird hole.

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CuteWell done and i wish you well at the sale ,let us know how it went.
 

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We used to rake them up and burn them when I lived in Missouri.
these are cute and I bet you will sell a ton of 'em at the craft fair.
 

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Very cool,how wonderfully creative.
 

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Awesome lookin little critters David…hope you sale them all.
 

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After looking at the acorns and the guitars I have ti say that you have definitely an artistic flair and nice to see that you think outside the box with your projects. Good luck on your sales. Nice work.
 

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Those are really cute.
 

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Thanks for all the nice comments. The idea was borrowed from my friend Randy Bretz. He makes bigger and much more realistic ones from butternuts. I went with what I have. There's something magic about little faces, they just make people smile.
 

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That's a neat idea! You might consider putting "angry" faces on the birds too, without violating another patented idea . . .
 

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Angry Birds, comes to life…. haha… Very kool little tweeties
 

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How Creative!
I bet you sell a Peck Of them!
 

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Way to recycle. At the show you can call it going green. Good luck and cool idea.
 

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Nice way to use up the yard stock. Good luck with them at the sale.

CtL
 

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So cool and cute. Found a great use for garden scraps and really a fun idea.

-www.sawblade.com
 

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My kids would go nuts over these.
 

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Great use of the acorns. You could sell a load of these to fans of teams like Kansas Jayhawks and the Louisville Cardinals. When I was in NC back in October, I picked up a couple of hat fulls of the big acorn ''tops', but I am not sure what to do with them yet. I agree about the Angry Bird potential, too.

p.s. I tried some wood dye on the acorn caps and when left in the dye for a spell, they took color well.
 

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You guys are great! Thanks so much. After seeing so many angry birds suggestions, then studying on pictures of em', I'm going for it… I'll post the angry ones in a couple of days, gotta go paint some nuts now…
 

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Awesome.
 
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