Thursday, January 31, 2008

Our Nature Box

My children love to come home with little nature treasures.

We collect during our outdoor adventures,
at parks, and on neighborhood walks.
We love pinecones, moss, lichen, rocks, nutshells, shells, cool bits of wood, etc.

My favorite treasure is our precious collection of "egg rocks".
It has become quite the quest to find little pebbles that are shaped like perfect little eggs.
We have them in just about every size.
I would love to make a little nest for them out of twigs.

I came across this old jewelry box last week and thought how perfect it would be for our nature treasures.
Today, we decoupaged all sorts of nature inspired clippings to the top of it.
I think it turned out quite lovely.

My children *love* projects like this.
They get so excited.

Each time we go out it's like a treasure hunt.
Now we have a very special place to put our precious findings.

Have a truly blessed Thursday. In God's Love, Tami


  1. The contents of your treasure box beg to be touched. How inspiring. How lovely.

  2. that's a great idea, tami!
    we always pick up things on our "treasure walks" and then come home and have no place to put them, but for our stoop out front. but i like this idea of a nature box!

  3. what a great idea! thanks for sharing :)

  4. Dear sweet ((Tami))

    I'm just popping in to say hi!
    Thank you so much for the beautiful treasure hunt! I had so much fun! We are so grateful to be able to go outside to enjoy the fresh air when it's not too cold!

    Tami, I would love for you to show me how to make a handmade doll..Or if you could point me in the right direction? I think they are so sweet! Do you have a certain type of fabric that you do your stitching on? I am also thinking about keeping clothes that rip and I have to throw away, so I might as well keep the fabric? Have a sweet, cozy, day with your family..
    Love, your friend,

  5. Tami, the box looks great! What a great idea...I have an empty "men's" jewelry box I was considering donating to the thrift store, but now I just might keep it and give this great project a try. Thanks for sharing your idea!

  6. I so love your ideas.....especially this one. My next thrift store trip will have a box on the list. I love doing creative stuff but can't seem to think of it on my own.

  7. I love your nature box. I've been wanting to make one with my kids for a while so I searched on google images "nature box" and your blog came up. I'm so happy I happened upon it! You seem to be a wonderful mom! Thanks for your inspiration!