Cut a Fallen Tree Branch and Make Something: 11 Nature Crafts from Upcycled Wood Slices

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building blocks cut from fallen tree branches

One fallen tree branch, one handsaw, and a couple of easy cuts are all you need to make a ton of natural craft projects.

Wood slices are hard to mess up, and they’re a very versatile craft supply. Add some paint, some wood polish, maybe a drill, and you can make for yourself any of the eleven cut tree branch craft projects listed below:

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Need more inspiration? Check out eight more wood slice craft projects!

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Written by Julie Finn

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now.

Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life, and my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties.


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  1. I love this post, my goal is upcycle everything, and these ad great ideas, I have a tree down now so this is perfect, I really enjoyed the post and will be following your blog

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