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crafts using natural materials - ideas??????????

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ionesmum Sat 21-May-05 20:22:02

I'm about to move home and have some large walls to fill on a budget. I'd like to make some pictures or hangings using natural materials - leaves, moss, pebbles, shells, wood etc. - and maybe some arrange some diplays of similar. Does anyone have any ideas on projects I could make?


ionesmum Sat 21-May-05 21:59:00


champs Sun 22-May-05 00:20:05

a family tree made with real leaves and photo's of family members might work well.

Skribble Sun 22-May-05 00:26:02

Oh no just remembered that woman on property ladder sticking rose petals to her wall to make sell better, I guess this not the type of thing you were aiming for.

hi5 Sun 22-May-05 08:29:52

Scrap canvassing looks good, there's an article in quick & crafty which is a bit girly but there is a web address where you may get ideas.
Three or four big canvasses embellished with natural materials - use polyfilla for texture, very strong glue for flat pebbles, small tiles, hessian, fibres - how about chunky knits? Try asking a carpet shop for any old tile/carpet catalogues, same for wallpaper.

hi5 Sun 22-May-05 08:37:00

have a look at this

ionesmum Sun 22-May-05 12:30:31

Thanks, champs, that's a good idea. My dd1 might be able to help, too!

Lol, skribble! No, definitely not what I had in mind!

hi5, thank you, this is exactly the sort of thing. I saw a beautiful hanging in our local gallery, it was made from wood, tufted wool, and pebbles knotted on with yarn - it was gorgeous but at a thousand pounds well beyond my wildest dreams! Your ideas are spot-on and I have had a quick look at that site - it looks like it will be very helpful and am off to have a good look round now!

Thanks again!

champs Sun 22-May-05 21:49:32

no probs!!

hi5 -- rememember something like that from a mag. that site is really nice (yep I had a nosey!!)

hi5 Sun 22-May-05 21:50:46

Have you got an IKEA or an Au Natural near you ionesmum? You can pick up good selections of natural materials - as long as you can avoid buying anything else too.

ionesmum Wed 25-May-05 13:30:14

No, I'm in the sticks so no Ikea. We don't even have M&S! Haven't heard of the other shop before. I've been trawling ebay and have found some bits on there that look good.

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