Try making this beautiful nature frame to showcase one of your favorite memories in nature! The nature weaving technique used to make this frame is fun for people of all ages and the results are always so beautiful. Dry the flowers for a week or two and the frame will last a lifetime. Read on to see how we made this special keepsake.
Summer is a magical time when the days are filled with adventure and no schedule. We pack so much fun into those three months that it can be difficult to remember to pause and appreciate those fleeting moments. I decided to make this nature frame to help me stop time and reminisce on those days when my boys were running through wildflower fields with the sun shinning on their sweet faces!
If you would like to freeze time in this beautiful and special way, join me and make a nature frame. Here’s what you will need..
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Here’s How We Made Them:
Collect pieces of nature. Find a spot with a field of wildflowers and grab a fistful:)
Cut your cardboard piece and cut out the middle part. I traced a photo in the middle of the cardboard and cut out the outline. It’s not perfect but once you weave the flowers, you don’t notice the minor flaws.
Start wrapping the twine around the frame. I used tape to secure the twine to the frame.
Continue to wrap the twine around the frame. You’ll need to pull it tight and tape it on the back so the twine doesn’t loosen.
When you’re finished with this step, you can cut all of the runaway fringe from the twine. You don’t want it to distract from the photo! You won’t have to do this if you choose string.
This looks like a lot of work, but only took me about three minutes!
This is where my boys helped me! They wove the flowers and ferns in the twine. Don’t be scared to add a lot of flowers because they will shrink quite a bit during the drying process.
Now it’s time to dry your flowers. First, Place a piece of wax paper on top of the flowers and frame.
Place a heavy book on top of the wax paper and frame. Check back in about a week.
If the flowers are not dry, give it one more week. Ours dried in 6 days!
Just look at that beautiful detail in the dried flowers and ferns!
Add a sweet summer memory to your frame and it’s ready for hanging!
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I hope you give this meaningful activity a try! I promise, your little nature lovers will love it as much as my boys.