Is it getting cold and blustery in your neck of the woods? When the temperatures first start to drop, sometimes we need an excuse to get out into nature and enjoy the season. The leaves are fading fast, so collecting them is getting harder to do. How about sticks?
Branches and sticks are in abundance in my yard, as well as up and down our street. So pick your favorite DIY, bundle up with the kids, and go out for a nature spelunking. I always love the things we find when we slow down and actually look around!
DIY Woodland Reindeer
via Pretty Ditty
Okay, this is Rudolph, and I know for some it’s a bit early to mention Christmas. But hey, take this as inspiration for an entire host of imaginative stick animal possibilities!
DIY Painted Stick Project
via Soul Makes
This was a bit of a thing a while back on Pinterest, but I still haven’t had a chance to paint sticks, have you? So many beautiful colors, and I love the beautiful display in this image.
DIY Twig Monogram Ornaments
via 3 Squeezes
This project would be so great for my 4½ year old—we can work on our letters and craft at the same time! Plus, searching out the smaller sticks is perfect for little hands.
DIY Twig Christmas Tree Ornaments
via Michele Made Me
Apparently stick DIYs are popular for the holidays; I didn’t even realize I was right on trend with this idea until I started searching! But I think these trees are a great natural touch no matter what time of year.
DIY Stick Wall Art
via I Made It Easy
The line quality of bare branches is beautiful and highlighting it as art makes perfect sense. I might make it more mod with a brightly colored canvas behind the stark branches!
Colorful Holiday Branches (also pictured at top of post)
This simple project uses lovely shades of red thread to create colorful holiday branches.