Crafting with Nature

Wood-Grain Baby Gifts

Wood-Grain Baby Gifts By Susan Beal Making a coordinating set of graphic-appliquéd gifts is a fun way to welcome a new baby. My go-to handmade presents are the ones we couldn’t live without when my daughter was small: a generously sized swaddling blanket, a handy burp cloth, and a mix-and-match shirt and pants set. I […]

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How-To: Make a Nature Can

How-To: Make a Nature Can By Megan Heep Kids filling your pockets with nature’s treasures? Or maybe you can’t help but pick up rocks, shells, and pretty moss yourself. Here’s what you do: make a Nature Can, using materials you probably have at home, for your kids (or you) to stylishly and conveniently carry their […]

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How-To: Wood-Inlay Jewelry

Wooden Jewels for the Novice Make intricate wood-inlay jewelry with the simplest of skills. By Diane Gilleland You don’t need any woodworking skills to make this fancy-looking wooden jewelry. The secret is inlay strips, which are sold pre-made as decorative elements for fine woodworking projects. They’re beautiful and easy to cut, and have lots of […]

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