One of the best ways to form a deeper connection with all the beauty and magic of nature, is to make things from treasures found on a nature walk.
Today’s DIY makes me feel like Alice in wonderland: let’s make flowers! Can you guess what these giant blossoms are made of?
These kind of nature art projects are not only crazy fun and easy, they also open our eyes to see things in fresh new ways!
For example: ever since I started making wreaths with this dollar store hack, I have discovered so many awesome wreath materials from nature!
Now I see huge flowers in all the leaves and seed pods…
Materials and tools:
- leaves: leathery evergreens work the best, such as Southern Magnolia, Holly, Bay, etc. And pine cones: make sure any little critters in there are safely moved out!
- hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
- optional: craft paints, preferably non toxic like these, so out flowers can be returned to the soil when it’s time for new decorations!
- clear fishing lines to hang the flowers
Let’s look at how to make flowers without paint first: take a pine cone, and start gluing leaves to the scales. The spiral pattern makes the perfect guide to glue our “flower petals” around this pine cone center.
After the first layer of leaves, we can add more layers to make our flowers look fuller.
Tie a piece of clear fishing line around the back of the pine cone to hang the flower.
T0 make flowers with painted pine cones and leaves, just wait till the paint dries, and repeat the steps above. The possibilities are endless!
You can even make ombre flower petals.
After getting carried away and ended up with seven huge flowers, it’s only natural to set up a flowering tree for an extra wonderful wonderland!
These flowers would be beautiful as a garland too!
More projects for the flowers lovers: How to paint watercolor flowers in 15 minutes!
Wish you many happy days filled with flowers! xo