I love bringing natural elements into projects.  They’re timelessly beautiful, they remind me of my favorite outdoor places, and my favorite part, craft supplies from nature are free!  Michelle from Sweet Something Designs is a master of the bringing-the-outdoors-in look, using things like pinecones and acorn caps to create her masterpieces.  If you have an oak tree nearby, it will provide you with the fodder you need for this project.  I love how a simple, ordinary object like an acorn cap takes on an entirely different and chic look when repeated!  [how to make an acorn cap Christmas ornament]

Project estimate:

  • Acorn caps, free
  • Paint, on hand
  • Styrofoam ball, on hand or $1
  • Twine, on hand or $1
  • Wire, on hand
  • Ribbon, on hand
  • Glitter, on hand
  • Mod Podge, on hand
  • Hot glue, on hand

Total:  Free and up