Welcomed by Nature: Door Decoration Created by Collected Materials

comments (1) April 18th, 2009 in gallery     

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NorahM NorahM, member
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Photo: Daniel M.

I created this by painting a flat foam round brown and then using a glue gun to attach a ribbon (to hang the collage from) as well as items I collected on nature walks or strolls around my Pennsylvania town.  I left the collected materials (pinecones, acorns, sweetgum, berries, twigs, etc.) on newspapers to dry for two weeks prior to using them in this project.  I put in the larger items first and added smaller items (such as the berries) to cover any "bald spots" or glue drops.  I am currently making one using a strip of felted wool (made from a brown heather wool I crocheted and then felted) instead of ribbon.  If you wanted to create something similar, you could use sturdy items other than foam as the base (perhaps a round-- or other shape-- cut from a recycled box).  I thought it made such a lovely fall/winter door decoration!  If you have children (or, in my case, students), you could have them collect materials with you.  I showed the different things I collected to my students (who are two-years-old) and we discussed where acorns come from, etc. as a series of science lessons.  They loved seeing the finished product!

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Norah Mason
posted in: gallery, seasonal, brown, ribbon, paint, nature, acorn, pinecone

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annquill writes: Very pretty... I love things made from natural/plant material.
Posted: 11:38 am on April 20th
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