while the state tree of texas is the pecan, i personally associate oak trees to be the pre-eminent native tree of texas, if only because they are planted and growing EVERYWHERE around here! at IQF i was inspired to make a felted interpretation of these trees’ mighty seeds.
take some pre-made felted balls (or spend a lot of time making your own…):
and glue on gathered acorn caps. you might have to try a few on for size – Q. stellata (post oak) and Q. virginiana (live oak) were too small while Q. macrocarpa (bur oak) were too big.
and make a whole bunch, or shall i say, peck of them:
while individually sweet, i’m thinking of stringing these on some twine of jute to decorate the branches of oak that can no longer flourish acorns on their own… it’d extend the fall seasonal display on the front porch. fun…!