DIY: Create Your Own Nature Box

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Properties, Inc.

Hello Everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day!  I had a three day weekend, so I felt inspired to get creative!  I decided to make a nature box.  I love the outdoors and I wanted to bring that into my home.  Since I live in Colorado, nature is all around, but I like to have nature in my home for those snowy days when I can't go outside much.  Here is my finished nature box.

 

DIY: Create Your Own Nature Box.  My nature box

 

How to make your own nature box:

  1. Choose a box or case of some kind to display your nature findings.  For mine, I used a display case from my childhood.  My grandparents originally gave me this case full of seashells from all over the world.  Since I don't collect seashells anymore, I figured this case needed an update.
  2. Choose what you would like to put in you nature box.  It can be anything; dried flowers, plants, leaves, acorns, ect.  Get creative!  In my box, I added potpourri so every time I open it, a lovely scent fills the air.
  3. Place out of the ordinary objects in your box along with your nature findings for added interest.  In mine, I used a piece of clam shell I found on the beach, a few glass marbles and I wrapped a few of my twigs in twine.
  4. Sporadically place your findings and objects in your box.  Before I placed anything in my box, I laid down some burlap on the bottom of my box; I didn't want my box to get ruined in any way in case I wanted to use it again for something else in the future.  If you don't like the burlap idea, you can use brown paper or decorative paper instead.
  5. Now you you have a beautiful nature box on display!  The great thing about this project is you can continue to add findings and objects in your box over time.

 

DIY: Create Your Own Nature Box. My nature box  

 

After I made my nature box, I searched the internet to see what others had created.  Below are some examples I really liked.

 

DIY: Create Your Own Nature Box. Example 1

 

DIY: Create Your Own Nature Box. Example 2

 

HAVE FUN!!

 

Written & Arranged By: Lisa Gorski

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What a fun idea. This seems like it would be so great to do with children too. Thank you for sharing it.. I'm going to share it with my crafty friends. 

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What a neat idea... very cool result. I had a friend who had a coffee table in her living room that opened like that and she would create a different nature box in it for every season.

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