Monday, December 8, 2014

Pinecone Ninjas

I wanted to make something a little different this year for an ornament…
with my daughters newfound love of nunchuks, I opted to make some ninjas for the Christmas tree!
These little ornaments are super cute and can be made in any colour you could dream up.

To make your own pinecone ninja you will need:
wooden bead "head" (about 1 inches in diameter, or larger)
black paint and brush
black glitter
embroidery floss
glue gun and glue stick
white craft glue
*you are certainly NOT limited to black…
make PINK ninjas
BLUE ninjas
or whatever colour you please!!

To begin, paint your pinecone black all over...

While it is still wet sprinkle it generously with glitter.

Now take your wooden bead head and paint it like so…
just leave a small space clear to paint on your eyes.
(use a very small brush, or toothpick to make the eyes)

Paint your bead all over with white glue, (except the "face" part)
Roll around in your black glitter!

Now take your embroidery floss and stick it through your bead head…
using your glue gun, run a dab of glue at the bottom of the bead to fasten your floss,
(I also put a bit of glue in through the top of the hole, just for extra durability)
Fasten your head to your pinecone…
and DONE!


Friday, December 5, 2014

Nature Imprint Ornaments

With the Christmas season upon us we were inspired to create some magic for the tree. Lovely to see how simple snowy white clay and bits of nature pair up so sweetly. 
These ornaments are quick to make and your natural imprint options are limitless!
Thinking these ornaments would make wonderful gift tags as well. 
Pop on over to CBC to see how how we created these. 

Wishing you peace and creativity in this season and always,


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Bean Adorned Frames

Head on over to the CBC Parents site to see how to make your own bean adorned frames! 
They have magnets on the back so you can stick them on your fridge. 
Sweet, easy and totally inexpensive!

Happy Crafting


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Acorn Mobile

Tis the season for acorn gathering! 
We decided to create this easy acorn mobile from our acorn harvest.  
This craft whipped up super quick and looks quite lovely hanging in the home.
Pop on over to CBC to see how to make one.

In Autumn Bliss,


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Bat Luminaries

Head on over to the CBC Parents site to see how to make these super simple Bat Luminaries!
(took literally minutes to make, and are a sweet and easy decoration for Halloween).

Happy Haunting!


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Pine Cone Bats

Autumn is such a wonderful time of year. There is such immense beauty and so many wonderful nature crafting supplies to be gathered. We decided use some of the bits of nature we found on a Autumn woodland walk and craft up some bats. Perfect for setting the scene for Halloween!

Pop on over to CBC to see how we created these!

Happy Autumn nature crafting!


Thursday, October 9, 2014

A Thanksgiving Thanking Tree!

Head on over to the CBC Parents site for the FULL tutorial on
how to make our Thanksgiving Thanking tree!
This weekend in Canada is Thanksgiving…
there is so very much to be thankful for!!

Gratitude to you all


Friday, October 3, 2014

Acorn Cap Necklaces

Head on over to the CBC Parents site to see how to make your own
Acorn Cap necklaces!
These would make fantastic gifts and were easy to put together.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Pinecone Owls

Happy Autumn!!

Gathering natural craft supplies is an Autumn tradition at my house.  We head outside with baskets and bags and go on a pinecone and acorn hunt.
Of course this gathering time always inspires a nature craft or two.

Today we decided to make some pinecone owls out of our bounty!

To make your own you will need:
pinecones, (various sizes, shapes)
pumpkin seeds
paint and paintbrush
glue gun and glue stick

To start we painted "bellies" on our pinecones.  
(basically these were upside down triangles)

Then we added little spots to their bellies.

Paint the pumpkin seed beaks orange

Then using a glue gun glue on the pumpkin seed beaks and googly eyes.

Finally glue onto your branch and admire!  

What a simple and adorable craft to begin the Autumn craft season!


Monday, September 15, 2014

Milkweed Pod Fairies

With autumn just around the corner, we thought we would create a fairy from nature using one of our favorite crafting supplies... milkweed pods!

Pop on over to CBC to see how she came to life!

In fairy love, 




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