Say It Isn’t So!
Wow… summer is really over, but here comes Autumn, one of my favorite seasons!
You may have noticed the subtle signs, the leaves starting to turn with a little red, maybe some yellow and orange making their annual, colorful appearances. The weather is starting to cool down, depending on where you live, welcoming a crisp autumn air. An abundance of just picked juicy apples are making their way to the market and you may have even seen some pumpkins peeking through the green in a local patch. Autumn is also my favorite time of year for a nature hike. The trails are full of treasures from Mother Nature to remind us that the simple things in life are free.
Next time you are out on a trail, pick up some of the bounty: rocks; feathers; twigs; leaves and flowers that can be dried; pine cones; nuts and pods. You may even encounter an abandoned bird’s nest.
Arrange your finds on a decorative board and cover with a Lucite box. A beautiful display of Fall colors and flora to appreciate year around in your home or office or use as a seasonal, artistic design accessory.
Materials Needed for Nature’s Gathering:
8”x 10” piece of sandpaper, masonite board and frame
Lucite box sized to fit inside of frame
Artificial bird & egg
Dried flowers, moss, rocks, feathers, twigs, leaves, pine cones, pods and nuts
A bird’s nest
Cut and glue sandpaper to Masonite board
Glue egg into nest
Glue bird on top of nest
Arrange twigs and bird’s nest: glue on covered board
Arrange the leaves, pine cones, pods, nuts, moss, and flowers around nest and twigs
Place sized Lucite box on top of arrangement for protection