when you wish upon a star...

"When you wish upon a star...(or a dandelion)" 

What I've been working on lately...  Have you ever tried using a wood burning tool?  I found one a few years ago at a yard sale for probably a quarter...and besides carving initials into our old home, I haven't really used it.  Well...cue clearance wood panels from IKEA ($3) and the wood burning tool got another go at a little more artisitc project...

 It's a little crude...the artist needs more practice :)  
 ...but for $3.25 artwork, I am pretty happy!
...promise I'll show more when  it is complete :)

 If you liked this post, then you might enjoy the BOOK!

Make your own coconut oil.
Gather your own sea salt.
Grow your own grapevines for wreaths.
Give gifts naturally grown and crafted from your backyard garden.

Each chapter focuses on a plant or groups of plants and how to grow them in your home garden.  Then, gather up those natural ingredients and get crafting! From lavender wreaths and hypertufa planters to lambsear angels and pickled tomatoes, there are projects for beginners on up!

Crafting with Nature is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books a MillionPOWELL's! (!!!!)  Booktopia (Australia!), IndieBoundAlibrisGlose.comThe Book Depository and Walmart.com.  Books are also rolling out to retailers and libraries, so check for them there. 
 If your library does NOT have it yet, this is why you should talk to your librarian!

Want more for free?

#DIY Coconut_Oil Lotion Project_Ideas and Craft_Ideas from Amy Renea at A Nest for All Seasons

For ALL the DIY projects here at the Nest, 

check out the 'for DIY folks' page and click on any link to see that particular post!

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Tara R. said…
What a clever idea! It already looks very pretty.
I really love it. Wow. What a beautiful piece. Just lovely. Very rustic and pretty. : ) Fantastic.
Wishing you the happiest of new years!
kisatrtle said…
I think it's brilliant.
Heidi said…
This is a really excellent idea!
apictureintime said…
Wow. This is so unique. I can't wait to see the final piece.
Garah said…
Oh, I love this! It's really simple, but so beautiful. Your pictures are also amazing!!
Amy Renea said…
Thanks y'all! It is a fun tool!