There is so much to love about these dolls: a celebration of the season, a reason to head outside (like we need an excuse), the chance to work/play with natural materials, and an end result that brings a little unexpected joy wherever it turns up.
We want to make lots of acorn dolls and leave them everywhere (out of reach of really little ones who might be tempted to ingest or inhale them, natch). Dutch blogger Kristel calls VLIJTIG her "creative diary," and it's packed with excellent handmade things. Her Scribd tutorials are just as adorable as the projects themselves. See for yourself with her acorn doll tutorial.