Sticks and Stones

DIY Painted Rocks, via Basteln Malen Kuchen Backen

There’s nothing better than going for a long afternoon walk after being cooped up indoors all winter long. Especially when you can find some inspiration along the trail. Have you ever caught yourself picking up the perfect rock or an unusual branch? I know I have.

Now, we can put our magpie tendencies to good use: let’s turn all those gorgeous bits of nature into some finished projects that no one can argue with. Don’t have enough rocks and sticks lying around? I think I’ve got the perfect excuse to bring some bits and bobs home with you – time to go for a walk!

Twig Antlers, tutorial via Earnest Home Co.

Twig Antlers
Tutorial via Earnest Home Co.

Even though real deer antlers look amazing in home décor, I’ve never been completely comfortable adding real antlers to our home. But sticks turned into antlers? I’m in.

Twig Hanger Hooks, tutorial via Factory Direct Craft

Twig Hanger Hooks
Tutorial via Factory Direct Craft

Anyone else looking for a better way to store and see their jewelry collection? I think this might be the perfect solution – and great for my daughter’s jewels too!

Weaving Stones, image via Paseando Hilos

Weaving Stones
Image via Paseando Hilos

The combination of yarn and rocks gets me every time. Here’s a way to make your own yarn-covered rocks even if you can’t crochet or knit. It’d be a great project for kiddos too.

Wood Slab Sign, tutorial via The Woodgrain Cottage

Wood Slab Sign
Tutorial via The Woodgrain Cottage

The beauty of this tutorial is you don’t need fancy vinyl letters or transfer materials, just a sharpie and some stencils. Love that!

Wood Slice Wall Art, tutorial via Curbly

Wood Slice Wall Art
Tutorial via Curbly

Cutting down some spring branches? I hear it’s a good time to prune, and then you’ll have all the little wood slices you’ll need to make a fabulous piece of art.

Pictured at the top of this post: Painted Rocks, via Basteln Malen Kuchen Backen.