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October 6, 2010

Gather supplies for natural crafts


The time of year has arrived to begin gathering supplies for fall crafting. Just look around – on the street, in the yard, on the playground – and you’re sure to find a plethora of natural treasures!

Sweet gumballs make the prettiest wreaths, and cornhusks can be fashioned into adorable dolls. There’s no shortage of acorns right now (unless the squirrels get them all before you do) and they can be used to create an army of creatures – all you need is a packet of those quirky sticky eyes. Autumn leaves, when preserved with Mod Podge or wax, add a vibrant affect to just about any decoration.

Image courtesy of 5 Orange Potatoes.

Posted by Christy Zuccarini at 9:29 AM | | Comments (2)


Cute seasonal ideas. Always amazed when folks immediately head to the large chain craft stores for so many projects. Yarn? Art supplies, etc., of course. But wreath makings and a lot of other decoration materials are readily available during a simple walk. Stymied by purchases of fabric and foam leaves. Put your wallet away and simply look down......

Nature offers the most amazing home decor options available. It's FREE and therapeutic.

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Tim WheelerTim Wheeler reports on the environment and Chesapeake Bay. A native of West Virginia, he has focused mainly on Maryland's environment since moving here in 1983. Along the way, he's crewed aboard a skipjack in the bay, canoed under city streets up the Jones Fall from the Inner Harbor, and gone deep underground in a western Maryland coal mine. He loves seafood, rambles in the country and good stories. He hopes to share some here.

Contributor Christy Zuccarini has been blogging about the local DIY craft scene for a year for She brings her pespective on all things handmade to B'More Green, where she will highlight projects you can do yourself as well as crafters who are integrating sustainable methods and materials.

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