Make pretty and long-lasting candle holders, sun catchers and mobiles with press-dried fall leaves and simple craft supplies like Mod Podge.
Pressing flowers is a bit old-fashioned, but it can be a fun and simple way to make a personal gift or recycle flowers that are overgrown or dying. Learn how to create your own framed pressed flower as a gift or a way to bring the outdoors inside.
Sometimes, seeing something wild and trying to tame it into something manageable isn't always possible. Sometimes you try, and although you think you've failed, someone else looks at it and says, "Cool!"
You can easily make rustic twig stars for decorating your home using sticks from your yard! These simple stars are the perfect decoration for your home, front door, or garden. These stars can also be embellished and used for wedding or party décor, or for decorations for the Christmas holiday.
For my second project, I decided to do a much larger pine needle basket with straight sides.
Corn dollies are a traditional craft using straws from wheat, rye, and other grains. Learn how to make a beautiful Harvest Heart in this easy tutorial. If you can plait or braid, you can make one of these!
Here's a rustic snowman you are going to enjoy creating. No worries about any holiday meltdowns. What's not to love about that? A country style log snowman is the perfect winter and holiday decor for your home, cabin, or cottage. Why not...
Learn the five categories used in raffia work, then practice some of them by making a simple raffia mat or make simple flowers for a wall hanging.
Learn all the basics when weaving with straw, then move on to making a Bridget Cross and some more traditional straw dolls. Included are a seahorse, Mother Earth, baby rattle, cornucopia and more.
If you've ever wanted to make a pine needle basket, you may be wondering which pine needles to use and how to prepare them.
This is a simple and easy tutorial on how to make cinnamon and clove scented pine cones for the holidays. I was very excited to do this because I know that pine cones are always popular around this time of year and the sweet, spicy smell lingering in the air is sure to add to the joyful atmosphere that comes with the holidays.
In traditional basketry of the Salish First Nations people, weavers made beautiful, useful baskets from natural materials like pine needles, cedar root, sweetgrass, cherry bark, carved bone pieces, and shells. Learn the simple method here with pictures to weave your own Secwepemc style of basket from pine needles.
Many people have bird feeders and bird baths that they hope will attract fine feathered friends to their yard. Learn how to make a nesting ball using various natural fibers to welcome birds to your home while helping them build theirs.
Lavender is a wonder herb with many uses. The essential oil is a popular product used in aromatherapy and the dried lavender flowers are used in craft items and culinary preparations. If you love lavender flavours, check out some of these lavender recipes.
If you’re a beach lover, you’ve probably seen sand dollars at the shore. Maybe you’ve found the occasional one at the water’s edge, or even stepped on one in the shallows. You’ve doubtless seen tons of the white echinoderms in souvenir...
Learn about the art of polished dirt balls, also known as hikaru dorodango. Subtle and cerebral meets getting-your-hands-dirty fun! This is easy, if you balance skill and patience.
Pan pipes are instruments that date far back into history, even figuring into the mythological story of Pan. The pipe is often used in folk music, providing a harmonica-like flute sound. The traditional panpipe has about ten pipes, but it will be...