Using natural elements to decorate your home is a cost-effective way to give your home personality, while also enforcing a sense of Zen and connection with the outdoors. That said, nature-centric DIY projects are a dime a dozen on the internet, so we’ve honed down the options a little bit to include projects that are suited for the summer season upon us. 

 

River Stones Hot Pad 

What you’ll need: 

  • Cork hot pad 
  • Hot glue sticks/hot glue gun 
  • River stones and pebbles 
  • Toothpick 

Photo Source: ehpril.com

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Frozen Sand Bowl 

What you’ll need: 

  • Sand 
  • White glue 
  • Bowl 
  • Plastic/Saran wrap 
  • Mixing bowl and spoon 

Photo Source: serendipitous-discovery.blogspot.ca

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Tree Branch Jewelry Organizer   

What you’ll need: 

  • Fallen tree branch 
  • Gorilla glue 
  • Painters tape 
  • Saw 
  • Pliers or pruners 
  • Drill and drill bits 
  • Wood screws 
  • Baby/disinfectant wipes 
  • Clothes pins 
  • Clamp 
  • Bowl for base 

Photo Source: prettyhandygirl.com 

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Tree Branch Chandelier 

What you’ll need: 

  • Fallen tree branch 
  • Lamp cord 
  • Small candelabra sockets 
  • 1/4 IP nipple 
  • Light canopy 
  • Drill 

Because tree branches are as versatile as they are bountiful.  

Photo Source: apartmenttherapy.com

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Bamboo Candles 

What you’ll need: 

  • Bamboo canes (4 to 6 inches in diameter) 
  • Saw 
  • Wax 
  • Double boiler 
  • Large wick with metal tab 

Photo Source: marthastewart.com

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