You can make amazingly beautiful works of art with the materials you can find in your own backyard, and there are many things of beauty that you can create especially from the things that are found in nature.
When you go shopping and come across a craft supply store, we get carried away by all the beautiful items on display, which are all created by expert craft makers, and you are very much tempted to purchase them. You can easily spend a whole lot of time looking at all those craft materials, dreaming of all the beautiful things you can create. But it is not really necessary that you need all those expensive materials you buy from the store to create objects of beauty.
1. Art prints made from leaves
You can right away start working on this project. One… because it looks like a million dollars, and two… because its so easy to do! You can use your own imagination to choose whatever leaves you like and colors that you like. The shiny metallic paint is a very nice touch to add, though, as it really adds class and beauty to the pictures and connects them to each other.
2. Dragon fly twigs
This tiny beautiful pond with dragonfly’s nestling on the stone’s are made from the propeller-shaped seeds of maple trees, used for the wings. And twigs are used for the body. This can be a fun project to take up along with your kid(s)!
3. Birds nest photo frame
Bring the nature indoors by framing your pictures with beautifully arranged twigs. All you have to do is glue some twigs onto each end and add some moss for a dash of color.
Original made by Not Just a Housewife.
4. Bark owl
This cute looking owl is made from bark and acorns, it can be a fun project to do, along with the kids. It can be both fun and educational for all to be with nature and use natural material to create art. Tutorial from firefliesandmudpies.com
5. Pine cone rose bouquet
This is a fun, long lasting bouquet of long lasting roses made with pine cones and twigs. They can be made in any color that you like and maybe match them to your decor or the color of your kids room. Instead of handing people a bouquet of flowers that soon fade away, this is a great craft idea to gift to your loved ones; something to remember you by, for a very long time! Tutorial from Creative Green Living.
6. Art created from fallen trees
If you have access to a lot of fallen trees and branches, you can use them by slicing them into thin pieces and can build yourself some beautiful wooden sculptures that will look great. If slicing logs is bit of a tough task for you, there are some Etsy shops that sell these type of pieces. Wild Slice Designs
7. Stick letters
These letters made out of twigs, beautifully arranged using a stencil, can be used all around the house, or perhaps on your front door, as is the trend nowadays. and you don’t have to spend a lot of money by buying them at crafts shops. Tutorial by Hello Little House.
8. Rustic candle holder from tree trunks
Innovative use of pieces of logs, will look great on your table or mantle. Cupcake Rehab has a tutorial on how to make these cute branch tea light holders.
9. Stick and twig art
These wall hangings are so simple and so beautiful and they really are too easy to make. You can collect sticks and twigs on a hike and use them to create beautiful one-of-a-kind wall hanging like this: Learn to make this welcome frame on remade simple blog
10. Log vase
Split log, used as a base, can turn a used bottle or glass vase into a thing of beauty, perfectly in sync with nature. Ashbee Design made this pretty vase out of a log.
11. Cactus made of rocks
You can can make your own indoor plants that don’tt need watering and won’t die! A tutorial can be found right here on Shared.
These are a collection of great DIY ideas you can take up as your summer holiday projects.