May 29th, 2015 | by Julie Finn
If you spend any time outdoors, you come across the occasional bird feather. And if you simply enjoy collecting natural objects, or if you enjoy crafting with them, you probably want to pick up that feather, take it home with you, and display it or make a pretty feather craft pretty with it.
Did you know that's probably illegal
April 22nd, 2015 | by Julie Finn
Y'all? I kind of don't think that seed bombs work
April 9th, 2015 | by Becky Striepe
My kid is just starting to really be able to do art projects. At two, he's finally learning that paint and crayons are for making art, not for eating. It's like this whole world of art projects for kids is opening up to us. These are some of the natural and recycled art projects for kids that I want to try with my guy
February 17th, 2015 | by Crunchy Scott
Show your feathered friends some love during these cold winter days by making them some homemade suet cakes
November 1st, 2014 | by Julie Finn
These are what you're going to use for gift tags this year, and for menu cards, and for labels for your potluck dishes, and for party favors
November 25th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Fortunately, the kiddos were perfectly happy with my suggestion that we carve the pumpkins into something appropriate for Thanksgiving, not Halloween, and that's how we ended up with our leaf-carved pumpkins. They're festive without being spooky, use real leaves as stencils, and are, thankfully, just as fun to carve as Jack-o-lanterns are
January 7th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Beeswax cut-outs take seconds to make, and can be used to decorate candles (even boring store-bought ones!), make candles of their own, or just hang out in your house and look pretty
December 25th, 2012 | by Julie Finn
Want to snazz up your pine cones, AND keep them forever?
Here are three different easy methods for making your own dipped pine cones - they're gorgeous, they may even match your wall colors, and you can keep them just about indefinitely. Even better? Pine cones are free! Just head out to your back yard or to the park with the kids and a basket and collect those natural craft supplies to your hearts' content!
August 27th, 2012 | by Julie Finn
So you made candles, or preserved autumn leaves, or cooked up furniture polish, or crafted modeling wax for the kiddos, and now you're left with a crock pot or bain-marie half-full of melted beeswax (or its vegan wax substitutes).
Here's the easy way that I store my leftover wax, measured into known amounts so that future projects are easier to put together, and pretty enough that the wax can be stored right out in the open, leaving more storage space for my fabric stash
August 7th, 2012 | by Julie Finn
Picking up fallen sticks around the yard is less of a hassle when you have something more fun to do with them than just tossing them in the ubiquitous brush pile by the street