32 Awesome Things To Make With Nature

Whether you are a kid, know a kid, or just want to pay homage to the great outdoors, these craft-store-free crafts are for you.

1. Driftwood Wall Hanger

Eat your heart out, Urban Outfitters.

2. Wire-Wrapped Twig Necklace

You too, Anthropologie.

3. Painted Stone Garden Markers

They look good enough to eat/subsequently crack a tooth on.

4. Dandelion Paint Brushes

If this isn’t what Mother Nature intended then I don’t know what is.

5. Seashell Cake Topper

She sells seashells by the nomnomnom.

6. Pressed Leaf Drawings

These pictures, by The Sketching Backpacker, are uniformly amazing.

7. Domino Rocks

For hours of non-Candy-Crush-on-Dad’s-stolen-iPad fun. Directions here.

8. Hanging Flower Garland

Get the tutorial here.

9. Pressed Leaf Necklace

Find out how to make one here.

10. Geometric Birch Bunting

This is sliiiightly cheating because it’s made of birch straws and not actual twigs, but with a little foliage, some hot glue, and deep and abiding faith in yourself, you can easily pull this off without them.

11. Leaf Printings

Perfect for wall art or wrapping paper.

12. Twig Vase

So ~rustic~. Find out how to do it here.

13. Seashell Shadowboxes

Get the directions here.

14. Crocheted Rock Cozies

Okay I know this is honestly the most not-useful project ever, but I’ve made like five and they live on a little shelf in my bedroom and are so deeply satisfying that IDK dance what you feel. Directions here.

15. Birch Bark Lamp

Directions here.

17. Flower Crown

This is way beyond the wilted dandelion wreaths of your childhood.

18. Yarn-Wrapped Sticks

You can also paint them, IF THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF THE WORLD ISN’T GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU.

20. Acorn Candles

Awwwwwwww-er. (Plus they float!)

21. Tree Coasters

Gotta keep that artisanal whiskey off the shabby-chic tabletop somehow.

22. Leaf-Printed Easter Eggs

The dyes are completely natural as well.

23. Stick Plant Markers

This is easy enough for any kid with green thumb aspirations to do.

24. Gilded Pine Cone Garland

Directions here.

25. Paint-Dipped Pine Cone Garland

The way Pantone intended.

26. Stump Tic-Tac-Toe

Make it yourself or buy it from Etsy.

27. Nature-Painted Rocks

Even moooooooore naaaaatuuuuuuuure. By Natasha Newton.

29. Glitter Feathers

Spread your wings.

30. Birch-Covered Notebook

Here is how to make it.

31. Owl Rocks

Heeeeeheeeheeee.

32. Feather Pencils

For those times when you have to ~write~ by ~hand~ and want it to be ~fancy~. Directions here.

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