Nature is one of the best craft stores known to man. Most of the things in Nature’s craft store are free. There are seashells, petrified wood, drift wood, rocks and a variety of feathers and grasses that can be used to create decorations for your home.
Seashells are beautiful and come a large variety. There are sand dollars and clam shell. There are conch shells and the traditional scallop shaped shell. The can be added to a plaster to form a shell mosaic or put in glass vases on display. Some shells, such as the conch, can even be a stand alone piece.
Drift wood and petrified wood can make some great decorative pieces or crafting supplies. They can be carved into boat or fish like shapes. If the water is not your motif, try making a little wooden zoo. It can also be sanded down and polished to create some very beautiful decorative pieces.
Rocks aren’t always just gray elliptical pieces of mineral. They come in all sorts of shapes and colors. They can be found all over the place. There is coral, lava rocks, granite, and semi precious stones. A rock collections made of the right types of rock, stone or mineral can usually stand on its own when displayed for decoration.
I’m not just talking about pretty flowering plants or the cactus types of plants, although those are beautiful too. I’m talking about long grasses, such as heather or cattails. They can be used both inside and outside and look great in crafts.
For those frugal gals who are concerned with removing a part of an eco system, pictures are for you! Gone are the days when you have to develop film and keep track of negatives. Some of the best photography is nature photography, whether in back and white or in color. Instead of taking items from the woods or beach take pictures and start a nature photo gallery in your own home. You could display on walls or in scrapbooks alike.
What natural elements have you used for crafts in your house?
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