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This craft category is a huge collection of pine cone crafts, leaf crafts & (drift)wood crafts! Seasonal decorations with pine cones ( Christmas pine cone crafts, autumn pine cone crafts ), pine cone crafts for kids, seasonal leaf crafts (autumn leaf pictures, fall leaf crafts for kids, decorating with leaves), decorating with natural wood ( driftwood crafts, decorations with branches, logs & trunks, garden toys from tree trunks), simple nature craft ideas for kids, seasonal and holiday nature crafts (with leaves, pine cones and wood pieces )... and many other creative pine cone craft, leaf craft & (drift)wood craft ideas!
4 different Halloween and fall garlands
Garlands are not just only beautiful decors to your home but these are also very inexpensive and easy to create! Even the smallest kids can help you in the making process! She whipped up 4 garlands that are perfect for draping across mantels, over door frames, or just taping onto a wall at fall or Halloween, but you also can use these simple ideas to create garlands for other holidays/seasons as well! (Imagine a nice paper flower garland, or a happy birthday bunting!) They add such a festive flair for the season!
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DIY Pistachio shell tea candle holder - thrifty home decor
This step-by-step video tutorial by Gifts and Crafts Ideas shows how to make gorgeous flower shaped tea candle holders out of recycled pistachio shells. These pistachio shell flower tea candle holders are simply gorgeous, super easy to make and it costs practically nothing. What a great way to upcycle something that you usually throw out! The finished pistachio shell flower candle holders are the perfect addition to any shabby chic or rustic decor. Glue them on a cute spring or fall sign as a flower or just use them as a tea candle holder to make a great last minute gift for Mother's Day.
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Easy Christmas wood slice snowman ornament
The shape of a wood slice is just asking for it to be made into a snowman , and it’s one of the easiest things you can make! This fun Christmas craft by Easy Peasy And Fun would be perfect for large groups or other get-togethers to make together. The making of these cute wood slice snowman face Christmas tree ornaments doesn’t take many craft supplies and it’s pretty hard to mess up. You can create some with the kids as well! If you would like to make a whole snowman family use Google's search for " snowman face " you will find lots of different designs!
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DIY rustic seashell mobile (or wind chime)
If you have ever been to the beach, we are sure you have looked around for seashells. Maybe you have even collected a bucket full of them with the intention of making some craft with them. Maybe that bucket is still full of those same shells! Looking for shells is one of our favorite things to do at the beach and we are excited to share with you an easy way to decorate with the seashells and have a little piece of the beach with you in your home this summer! So create this gorgeous DIY seashell wall decor piece (which can be a great outdoor wind chime as well!)
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DIY Wood slice turkey - fun fall craft for kids
Today Jennifer from The Craftpatch Blog shares a super cute Thanksgiving craft with you: a wood slice turkey ! She’ll show you how to make these adorable wood slice turkeys in no time, with simple craft materials. This wood slice turkey is an easy enough craft to make that kids could handle it. It would be so cute on your Thanksgiving table or Thanksgiving tree and you can make them any size you want! Head to The Craftpatch Blog and make your own cute Thanksgiving turkey :
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DIY rustic sailboat from a tree branch
This rustic style branch and textile sailboat is not just only a perfect house ( or kids room ) decor , but you can bring in some nature , which is always good! With this branch sailboat you can also add a little nostalgic feel to your ( or the kids ) room. This craft project is very easy, quick and low budget - simple but beautiful! You just need a sturdy brach piece ( or driftwood ) and some leftover fabrics. You can use your hot glue gun ( or any strong glue ) to fix the twig , and simply pin the fabric piece with nails ( if you haven't got eyelet screws at hand )
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DIY Pinecone mums - fall flower arrangement
We love crafting with pinecones, because all you have to do is find a good tree and gather a big pile for free! So here's a fun pinecone craft by This West Coast Mommy you can do with that stockpile of pinecones: pine cone mums ! They are super simple to make and the result is a beautiful bouquet of unique and long lasting " flowers"! The pine cone mums look so pretty gathered in a bowl or on a wreath! Visit This West Coast Mommy and learn how to make this beautiful long lasting pine cone flower bouquet :
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Painted wood slice pumpkins - fall garden decor
And this month it’s time to get ready for fall and that means all things pumpkin, right?  Create one of these super cute and decorative pumpkin chalkboards! This beautiful fall garden or halloweeen decoration is very easy to make: you just need some (medium or larger size) wood slice, a little glue and some orange (chalkboard) paint. We love how they look as pumpkins!  You can  make your own (low budget) homemade chalkboard paint with our tutorials just search for "chalkboard paint" in our search bar!
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Gorgeous fall wreath with walnuts pinecones and acorns
Nature's gifts are always the best craft materials because they are beautiful and costs almost nothing! As an extra you can go out to the nature with the kids to collect walnuts,acorns and pinecones which is also a very fun fall activity! This gorgeous fall /winter wreath despite the look is very easy to make (even if you are a beginner in wreath making), with this nice picture documented craft tutorial it will be a piece of cake!
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DIY Sunburst driftwood mirror - summer home decor
We LOVE driftwood ! And we love to use driftwood many different ways! ( Some things are just meant to be used as decorations! ) There are so many wonderful ways in which you can turn driftwood into amazing decorations for your home. Each piece of driftwood is unique, shaped by nature and the elements. This time make a gorgeous sunburst driftwood mirror with Sustain My Craft Habit's step-by-step tutorial! ( Driftwood projects are often used in coastal themed rooms, but that doesn't have to be the case! )
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DIY Wood slice bunny - fun and quick Easter decoration
These DIY Wood slice bunnies by Bitterroot DIY are so quick and easy to make and the outcome is soo adorable, which makes this little wood slice bunny the ultimate springtime craft project ! Wood slices give this lovely little bunny decor a beautiful natural look. This DIY wood slice bunny can be a great indoor or outdoor Easter decor, it will look gorgeous in any size plus it' super easy to make: even kids can create a bunch to decorate for Easter !
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DIY twig coasters
Use nature's beautiful gifts and create this gorgeous and useful twig coaster with following along Follow Fashion's step-by-step tutorial! You can make the twig coasters in small size (for mugs and glasses) or create some larger ones for the plates. This frugal twig coaster is not just a perfect and easy decor for fall/winter but you can also give them as homemade eco-friendly gifts! If you don't use the coasters anymore you can easily toss them out to the compost pile instead of the trash can!
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DIY Pinecone hedgehog - easy & fun fall craft for kids
Do your kids love collecting pinecones ? Kids Craft Room will show you how to turn them into adorable pinecone hedgehogs ! You will adore this cheeky little pinecone hedgehog DIY ! This pinecone hedgehog is a delightful fall craft. It's great fun to make and easy for kids of all ages. Plus you can go on a scavenger hunt to find pinecones in a park and then made a fun craft with your findings. In this tutorial Kids Craft Room will show you how to use craft paper to make the most adorable little pinecone hedgehogs you've ever seen:
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Gorgeous DIY pistachio shell necklace (jewelry making tutorial)
Use pistachio shells to make this gorgeous necklace ! Not only is this idea perfect for upcycling empty shells , but it also looks natural and unique ( especially when don’t put any color on the shells ). By adding some paint, pistachio shells turn into such beautiful ornaments for creating jewelry. CraftyFingers decided to go with the ombrè gradient look, but you can get creative and explore different colors! And if you love your pistachio shell necklace , take it a step further and make a matching bracelet, earrings or anklet!
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Acorn marble necklaces - nature craft for kids
This DIY Acorn marble necklace nature craft is easy and fun to make.Plus it only took about 30 minutes start to finish! Your kids will love to make a gorgeous piece of handmade jewelry which can be worn as a necklace. The acorn marble necklaces are also make wonderful window decorations and are great gifts and birthday party favors too! Unless you have a supply of acorns and/or acorn caps on hand like we do, you will probably need to go on a nature hunt to collect them. Look around oak trees and you’ll find plenty.
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DIY heart lanterns with glass jars and fall leaves
These DIY heart leaf lanterns make beautiful gifts that even kids can make. These sweet little luminaries can be filled with treats and a candle or two and given as gifts. They are perfect for Christmas, Valentine’s Day or any other special occasion. (Or you can use them as fall decors!) You can experiment with other motifs as well, this mason jar lantern will be gorgeous in any form! (Imagine a nice butterfly or flower pattern for spring, or a christmas snowflake jar!)
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Zinnia flowers from pinecones
These are pine cones pretending to be zinnias. Pine cone bottoms that is! It's a perfect easter or spring decoration, and very easy to make! All you need is standard acrylic craft paint of your choice, a medium to large brush and you'll be well on your way to a perfect bouquet of zinnias. Great for gifts for any occasion and the things you could make are ever so many: from centerpieces to wreaths and beyond. You can sparkle them up if you want too, the options are endless!
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Rudolph the pinecone reindeer - fun pinecone craft for kids
Use some of the pinecones your children have collected and make these cute and easy pinecone reindeer! These super adorable (and easy to make) pinecone reindeer (by Kids Craft Room) are perfect Christmas tree ornaments or you can give them as an adorable Christmas gift.  You better start getting ready now, because it's just around the corner! Next time you know it, you will be stressing over the last minute gifts and decorations. So, let us make your life a little easier with this fun DIY pine cone Rudolph reindeer tutorial by Kids Craft Room:
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DIY wood slice & chalkboard paint Christmas ornaments
If you still have some wood slices from your previous  wood slice project, use them up with making these super simple & super quick wood slice ornaments! Even if you do not know how to draw at all, you can still create these lovely and natural looking ornaments within no time! Just follow Ginger's step-by-step tutorial on how to make these gorgeous DIY wood slice & chalkboard paint Chrristmas ornaments, and it will be a piece of cake! Let's get crafting!
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DIY Pinecone rose - fun & easy spring decoration
We would love to keep fresh cut flowers in our home every day if we could, who wouldn’t? But since fresh cut flowers are not all that possible, we think we may have found an alternative with these colorful pine cone roses by Sonja & Jane! We’ve simply love paint! It makes everything so classy and awesome, even the simplest craft materials such as pinecones ! This DIY Pine cone rose is a lovely and chic way to decorate your table for spring! While largely intended to jazz up your spring decor ,this pinecone rose would be lovely to use throughout the year.
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DIY Driftwood clock - rustic home decor
If you've already got a perfectly water-worn, sun-bleached piece of driftwood turn it into a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind, rustic driftwood clock with Sustain My Craft Habit's step-by-step craft tutorial ! Clock kits are readily available and come in a variety of sizes and styles, so you can easily choose the perfect one for your driftwood piece. ( Make sure to consider the size of your driftwood to ensure they’ll fit well together. ) You can mark the numbers with little gold dots on the clock face if you miss them, or be creative! Get the tutorial at sustainmycrafthabit.com and create your very own rustic driftwood clock today:
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DIY Fall leaf print - beautiful autumn decor
Are you looking for an inexpensive but beautiful craft to do with your kids this fall? This fall leaf print by Meaningful Mama is a super easy and fun fall craft for kids. There are so many gorgeous fall colors to represent in such a graphic, fun presentation. You can decorate your home, the classroom or the kindergarten with these gorgeous leaf artworks! Even the collection of  leaves will be a super fun autumn activity! Bring a little nature inside your home with the leaf prints, or  create an inexpensive and unique wrapping paper with this brilliant stamping technique!
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DIY Walnut bear ornament - nature craft for kids
We simply adore walnut DIYs ! We have a huge stash of walnuts from our garden and it's time to create something adorable from them! This cute little winter bear is a perfect easy & quick little Christmas craft project to clear that stash, because who can resist a super cute bear ? This walnut bear can be a great Christmas tree ornament or you can attach them to your Christmas presents - either way they will be a great hit! The kids will love to make these adorable little walnut bear ornaments ,and at RedTedArt you will find many more lovely walnut Christmas tree ornament animals to make! Let's get crafty!
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Adorable walnut mice - easy fall kids craft
Gently open the walnut shells and save the whole ones for crafting! We adore Walnut DIYs and today she will show you a very easy Walnut Mice, that you can actually race! Make these adorable mice from a half wallnut shell with some  craft felt,and create a fun race table for them from and onld cardboard box! The kids will love this super inexpensive and fun race game! The mouse race can be a perfect kid's party game or a boredom buster in rainy autumn afternoons.
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Autumn hairstyles - fun fall leaf craft for kids
Fall is here and with it comes the changing of the leaves. Fall colors are so beautiful, it makes you want to hang on to the season as long as you can! This time Krokotak shows you how to hang on to those colors with a fun fall craft: the autumn hairstyles ! Krokotak will give you the free printable face template , which will be a great help to create these whimsical little elf faces with their gorgeous fall leaf hairstyles. It's time to make some silly faces and give them some wacky and fun hair. So let's turn those fun shaped leaves into creative crafts and activities for your kids to enjoy:
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Easy DIY fall leaf wreath - fall decor
Today’s fall craft is a 10 minute autumn leaf wreath ! This gorgeous faux fall leaf wreath is a no-fail, easy-peasy DIY that adds a pretty punch of autumn color to your decor! This faux fall leaf wreath is so fast and easy and we love that you can use the garland for a centerpiece or other decoration and then use it for this gorgeous wreath as well! Sometimes there is nothing better than a fall craft project that is easy and simple and that you love in the end. That is the case with this beautiful all leaf wreath!
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