Earlier, I asked about the types of Christmas projects you’d like to see on Crafts ‘n Coffee, and several readers suggested Christmas crafts and holiday decorating ideas that use natural materials. So, I combed through StyrofoamCrafts.com to find a dozen different Christmas crafts you can make with the naturally beautiful materials found in your yard or on a walk in the woods. (Just be sure you don’t bring any little hitchhikers into your home – see my story about that!) Take a walk in your winter wonderland this weekend, gather a few (FREE) materials, and then fire up the glue gun.
(And don’t forget about our two giveaways that end today — the details are below.)
You can leave your Nut & Pinecone Wreath natural, or glam it up with gold paint. I love the pinecone flower in the center of the bow.
Or, use your wreath as a centerpiece like this Golden Pinecone & Nut Candle Ring.
The Natural Nut Topiary is a timeless craft. Dress it up for Christmas with a few colorful beads or berries.
I wish I had a better photo to share of Nature's Stocking and the Natural Nut & Pinecone Star. Each one is almost like a mosaic, with the subtle colors from found nuts and pinecones creating beautiful patterns.
Use what you have on hand to make the Feather & Mushroom Cone. If you don't have ready access to feathers, substitute interesting branches or seed pods.
The Feather & Mushroom Wreath is beautifully simple. The feather swag is optional, and you can substitute pinecones for the dried artichokes.
Bright red berries add contrast to the Au Naturel Birdseed Wreath.
Woodland Birch Bark Topiaries add a soothing and understated elegance to sometimes over-the-top holiday decorating.
At Christmastime, perch a single glass ornament on a Birch Bark Cube, or use it as a candle pedestal.
Moss Spheres are beautiful year round. At Christmas time, you can pin on red berries or red beads, and wrap the balls with ribbon.
Nature's Quick & Easy Ornaments have a beautiful yet subtle palette thanks to materials found outdoors and in the kitchen.
Today is the last day for you to vote for your favorite ornament in our Ornament Extravaganza. Page through our four dozen Christmas ornaments and leave a note about your favorite for a chance to win six, 3” balls of STYROFOAM Brand Foam; a copy of Better Homes & Gardens Holiday Crafts magazine; and a craft apron. Today is also the last day of our promotion on Under the Table and Dreaming. If you’d like a chance to win a $100 craft store gift card, hop on over to read the details.
coming tomorrow . . .
To help you make the most of your holiday weekend, I have a really fun Christmas craft for kids that I’m going to share tomorrow, and here’s a little sneak preview.
See you Saturday!
Happy Christmas crafting!