10 Simple Ideas for Casual Crafters


Nature Plaque

One great idea for a beginner crafter is to create a wall plaque with items found in nature. Start with an authentic wood slice as your plaque, which may be difficult to find in the right dimension in nature, so consider buying one from a craft store or online. Then, go on a little nature hike and gather up some acorns, sticks, miniature pine cones, and anything else you might think looks nice on your woody canvas. Once you have your collection, a hot glue gun does the rest of the work. One suggestion for a motif is to use twigs as flower "stems," with the acorn or mini-pinecone pieces as the "petals." In the end, you just need to let the creative juices flow and do what feels right.