Browsing the "crafting with nature" Tag

How-to: Beeswax and Fabric Scrap Ornaments

December 13th, 2011 | by Julie Finn

Beeswax ornaments are quite quick and simple to make. They'll be loved by anyone who has a tree (or a sunny window!) to decorate, and you'll love that they only require just a bit of beeswax and a narrow scrap of fabric for each ornament


How-to: Make a Dried Apple Wreath

November 14th, 2011 | by Julie Finn

Yes, a dried apple wreath is amply countrified, but only if you hang it in the kitchen. If you embrace the ancient folklore that imbues the apple with meanings such as life, sexuality, or wisdom, then you can find the other rooms in your home in which a dried apple wreath holds valuable symbolism


Beach Craft: Make a Sandy Handprint Keepsake

July 18th, 2010 | by Julie Finn

My girls and I have been very into plaster of Paris projects this summer. It turns out that plaster of Paris forms just as well in an easy mold of beach sand, one that you can create right on the beach, and it mixes just as well with sea water as it does tap water, and it leaves on the surface of your print a fine layer of embedded sand, perfect for recording a special trip to the ocean



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