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A Crafty Garden

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow”

 

A crafty garden

Our garden brings us fruits, flowers, a place to eat, a place to think and somewhere to pause. It is indeed a giving garden. Not just for us but for the children too.

It gives the children space to play and potter, shoot goals, make mud puddles and to splash in the pool.

It also gives us the very best crafting material too..sticks, stones and fallen flowers can all make rather wonderful art .

It is a very crafty garden.

crafty garden

stone butterfly

We have painted with feathers, pressed flowers to make book marks, we have done tree rubbings, made fairie rings and  we have even made nature looms.

flower press

nature weaving, crafty garden

You can also pop over here to see how to make a butterfly feeder

and seasonal craft lovers with younger kids may love my post on how to make a maypole

How blessed we are to have this space that enriches our lives so much.

Do you craft from your garden?

 

 

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12 Comments

  1. July 13, 2014 / 11:06 am

    My “main” garden is my vegetable patch so more food than craft – however we have a lot of space and a large play area and whilst the boys do not do a lot of craft stuff we have recently made natural paintbrushes and the sticks etc they find make the best swords and bows & arrows which they play in and around their dens with!

  2. July 11, 2014 / 5:55 am

    I dont have a garden but I have a few potted plants! But no matter how small my plants are they give me happiness when I saw them bloom! I need those garden fairies they are so pretty! #hdygg

  3. July 10, 2014 / 10:36 pm

    The natural weaving looks lovely. We certainly do craft in our garden an awful lot!

  4. Gemma
    July 10, 2014 / 7:58 pm

    Seeing you press sweet peas got me inspire to do my own – went out in the garden tonight and picked some ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. July 10, 2014 / 6:30 pm

    awesome! such fun gardening adventures that you’ve been having!

  6. Jenna @ TransformingIntoButterflies
    July 10, 2014 / 5:53 pm

    Oh what a fun idea ๐Ÿ˜€ I am looking forward to being able to make art from the garden with Eli ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Manneskjur
    July 10, 2014 / 3:28 pm

    Oooo a nature loom – what a great idea! I had a flower press as a child and it’s exactly the sort of thing I know Kitty would love, I must make that happen over the Summer hols – is it hard to do?
    Thanks for joining in again x

  8. July 10, 2014 / 3:04 pm

    Love how you use garden bits and bobs, so nice to bring some of nature inside

  9. July 10, 2014 / 1:42 pm

    wonderful! and so true, a garden is a wonderful thing to have. in many ways…

  10. July 10, 2014 / 8:38 am

    Lovely post. We use natural materials from the garden too. Forever discovering fairy houses set up by the children. I think your flower fairies would feel quite at home.

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