"Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May" ~ Robert Herrick (1591-1674)
This is a perfect time of year to gather up some of nature's castoffs: twigs, fallen branches, hardy seed pods and nuts. Perhaps you collected driftwood earlier on trips to the beach.
All these reminders of nature's bounty can be repurposed into pretty decorative accents for your home.
Arrange them in vases or bowls, on the wall, or use them to create mobiles to float gently in the breeze.
Painted sticks in bundles of six go for $75 to $80 on Etsy. Can you think of any reason you and the kiddies can't make these yourselves? Neither can I.
All you need, besides your gleaned objects, are:
• Acrylic paints
• Paint brushes
• Clear acrylic spray paint or artist's fixative spray
I gathered these huge seed pods two years ago. They've finally dried enough to release ...