and Other Nature Crafts
provides all kinds of ways to use forest resources without permanently
damaging trees, plants, or the animals that depend on them.
In recent years, wreath making has grown in popularity, but
there are many other crafts you can build using flowers, twigs,
pinecones, and other natural objects.
While most wreaths are made from
dead cuttings of pine branches or dried flowers, you can also
build a living wreath using a wire frame, some potting
soil, some spanish moss and a few small plants. You begin by
soaking the moss in water and then placing a layer of it inside
the metal frame. Next, you place a bit of potting soil over
the first layer of moss and then add a second layer of moss.
Finally, you make tiny cuts in the top layer of moss and insert
the roots of your plants. Although you have to water the living
wreath often, it can stay green and alive for months.
There are tons of other projects
you can build using only what nature has to offer. The best
part about nature crafts is that you usually use only what you
need and you can leave the plant you use intact. By focusing
on being conscious and considerate of how you use nature, you
can leave it for other people and the forest's birds animals.
To get some ideas for nature
craft projects you can do, check out the following links: