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    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

    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.

    16. Leaf Confetti

    17. Flower Crown

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

    18. Yarn-Wrapped Sticks


    19. Seashell Candles

    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

    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.

    28. Acorn Deer

    29. Glitter Feathers

    30. Birch-Covered Notebook

    Here is how to make it.

    31. Owl Rocks


    32. Feather Pencils

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