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Decorating With Nature


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November 1, 2004

Mini succulent garden in glass terrariumIt was so nice out yesterday I went out to enjoy the fall colors. I sprang to my feet as if by ORDER and got a roll of wide tape (the kind used when mailing packages.) Then I began searching for leaves to fit the tape.

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There are more varieties than I knew around my house! I stuck the leaves and a few flowers from weeds on the tape. When it began to drag the ground I went inside and fixed it to my storm door glass. So when I look out this winter, there is some greenery when everything else is covered with snow!

I felt SO GOOD about it that I went out with more tape and went on a walk around the other side of my house. I put that piece on the kitchen window!

Then, I ran out of that that tape and got the next size, about 3/4th inch wide and went out for more. This time I got only small leaves, off the roses and some that didn't reach their full size yet. Wow!

I will get more tape when I can soon. There are a few nice days left, maybe even a months worth or more!

Last summer, because I really am a plant killer, I went out to a nearby nature reserve (Check your maps, maybe there is something near you that you didn't know about. Mine is only 8 miles of very pretty back roads.) I got a couple of downed limbs. I would never tell someone to go cut limbs but if that is what you can do, go for it!) I painted them black with can of Dollar General spray paint.
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It is $2 or $2.50 and I had some pots so went to lumber yard for bags of cement ($1.87 for 10 lbs.) I mixed some cement in the pot with a paint stirrer and placed a painted limb in each and let dry.

I have had SO many compliments on my "indoor woods"! I even had one suspended from the ceiling but it fell. It had a chimes hanging on it and a small birdhouse with tiny flower garland I created of deco hole punch and crocheted a chain stich in between each.

I also have a huge red maple leaf fixed to a pane of glass in the front door. I like to think that when I look out through all this that I remain "hidden" until I choose to open the door. I have a curtain too, but this is a lot more fun!

What do you all do with the beautiful items gifted to us by Mother Nature?

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November 13, 2018

Often decorating you home for the holidays or for the season, is just a pantry and walk in nature away. Using enclosed glass containers you can create this simple vignette.

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Use edibles such as grains, dried beans, and fruit, plus naturals including pine cones, greenery, and herbs (rosemary).

Decorating From Your Pantry

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September 21, 2018

I love creating decorations from items that are free! Not only is it free, it smells nice, adds earthy freshness, and can be changed out and composted, eaten, or dried for arrangements. With apples from the tree, pine cones, and my favorite magnolia leaves, all of earth's freshness, can go back to the earth.

Using Natures Own For Decorations, While Going Green - mini pumpkin gourd, pinecones, apples, greenery and a candle

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November 1, 2011

You can create an attractive, inexpensive holiday display using items that nature provides.

Decorative Basket with Fall display in it

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June 19, 2012

This page contains craft ideas using natural materials. Objects found in nature including plant materials, stones, etc. can be used to make beautiful crafts.

Craft Ideas Using Natural Materials

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