Twig Christmas Tree Ornament

This little Christmas craft is featured in my book, Nature Crafts with Common Plants.  It’s a really simple but fun (& cheap!) craft to do with a class or group of kids, or your own child.  The trunk of the tree is a pop stick and I’ve collected some different sized twigs to use for branches.  While you could use a larger twig as the trunk, the flatness of a pop stick makes it easier to stick the twig branches on.  PVA or any other craft glue works fine.  I’ve added a string so it can be hung up, and I’ve glued on a Crepe Myrtle pod as a star on top.

Book Review – Nature Crafts with Common Plants

Book Review

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.

New Nature Craft book – Nature Crafts with Common Plants

My new book has arrived!  The cover features some of my favorite creations, some owls made from Liquidamber pods, with acorn cap eyes and Golden Rain tree wings.  These materials are featured in the second half of the book, along with lots of other common plants, many of which are street trees found in cities around the world.

The book is available now from Yourbooksonline and will gradually make its way to other retailers.