Large gumnuts are found on a variety of Eucalypts, and are fantastic for crafting. These little nature craft Christmas Angels have large gumnuts for their bodies, and bow-tie pasta wings. The Angel on the left has a sheoak head and gumnut cap hat, while the one on the right has an acorn head and acorn cap hat. Alternatively, you could use wooden beads for the heads. Little plastic eyes finish them off, and the pieces are glued together using a low-melt glue gun. If you’d like to hang them, glue a loop of string on the back.
Great book review of Nature Crafts with Common Plants in the September 2017 Gardening Australia Magazine (page 11).
“Take cues from this book and fill the school holidays by gathering everything you need for art, craft, dyeing and weaving projects. All the materials come from street trees that are readily grown in urban areas. This book is great for parents who want their children to connect with nature.”
For more information on this book, including where to buy it, click here.