Listen up, nature lovers, you don’t have to give up the outdoors just because the weather turns less seasonal. Instead, get creative and bring the natural world inside with some simple natural DIY projects to create nature-themed interior spaces.
9 Natural DIY Projects to Bring the Outside Inside
1. Driftwood Sconces – Turn a piece of driftwood into a candle holder by attaching votive candle holders to a piece of driftwood and hang on the wall. You can affix hardware clamps to the driftwood to hold the candle holders.
2. Twig Centerpiece – The next time you have to go out to collect branches from the yard after a windy day, bring some inside to create a natural DIY centerpiece. Add twigs to a vase along with greenery for a lovely seasonal centrepiece.
3. Fern Stencils – Collect fern fronds on your next walk in the woods to use them for some DIY natural decorating. They can be used as a stencil for your next painting project for everything from wallpaper and wall art to painted furniture pieces.
4. Dried Botanical Framed Art – By the same token, fern fronds and other botanicals can be collected, dried, and framed to create gorgeous art from some of nature’s best beauties for some easy, natural DIY.
5. Painted Pinecones – If you or your neighbors have any pine trees, then you have a ready supply of pine cones to collect and use for DIY projects. They can be spray painted and hung from hooks with ribbon in lonely corners in your home. Or collect them in a burl bowl on the coffee table.
6. Dried Flowers Mobile – This spring and summer, grow and collect flowers to dry and use to create a stunning dried flower garland. Simply tie and hang dried bunches of blossoms from their stems using twine or ribbon.
7. Burlap Curtains – Add some natural textured textiles by hanging raw burlap as curtains. Burlap can set the right textural tone if you are trying to create a nature-themed space.
8. Found Object Collection – Collect nature’s treasures like tiny pine cones, river stones, found feathers, and more and display your collection like they are priceless collectibles. Use a typesetter’s tray to display your collection on the wall or display them under a glass cloche on the coffee table.
9. Nature-themed Mason Jars – Wrap sisal twine around mason or other upcycled jars to create functional and lovely vases, pencil cups, utensil holders, or fill with succulent plants to create open terrariums.
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