Must Do Projects for 2013 #3: Use Nature in Decor!

This is the third part in my series on

Projects to do in 2013!

My other “Must-Do” projects for 2013 are: Use Some Junk as Decor and to Make a Banner.

My third “Must-Do” project for you to do in 2013 is to…

Use Nature As Decor!


Here are a few ways I’ve used nature in my house in the past year…


You’ll notice I use sticks EVERYWHERE!: Master Bath Wall Art



My Entryway has branches, plants, and even some big weeds I found out back.


Use little bowls and pots of greenery: Decorating the Shelves with This and That #2


My Bedroom Reveal



Use real branches and moss when available:  Spring Mantel


Use some beautiful planters: Dress Your Planters for Less


Add some window boxes: Window Boxes, Shutters and Trim


Colored flowers in pots are always beautiful: Summer Back Entry


Use Branches for Wall Art: Whimsical Branch Wall Art


Put nature in your chandelier: Fall Chandelier


Use nature as placecards: Fall Placecards

tablescape 5

Use nature for a tablescape: Fall Tablescape


Decorate a Branch: Dollar Store Leaf Branch


Use feathers: Feather Vases


Place flowers, branches, evergreen clippings, or brush in a basket: Sagebrush Basket


Use Beans and Nuts as Decor


Think Unique when Decorating Your Window Boxes: Sagebrush Window Boxes


Make a Leaf Arrangement


Use a Pumpkin for Your House Number


Use branches to make a Thankful Tree (or a spring tree, or holiday tree etc…)

Add some greens to anything!



Holiday Chair Slips



Winter Name Holders


 My “Junk” Centerpiece


Add Greenery and Pinecones to a Basic Holiday Wreath

pinecone wreath #9

Another wreath of pinecones and clipped greens: Pinecone Wreath


Accessorizing the Garland

Hope this inspires you to get out and find some nature to use!


Linking to:

Mondays: The DIY Showoff Project Parade Made by You Mondays Embellishing Life Everyday Just Something I whipped up Monday The CSI project Menu Plan Monday C.R.A.F.T. The Southern Institute Making the World Cuter Thrify Décor Chick Metamorphosis Monday  DIY Homes Sweet Home Dittle Dattle1929 Charmer ModMix Monday Sew Stylish Sew Can Do  Manic Monday Alderberry Hill Between Naps on the Porch

Sundays: Homemaker on a Dime Sunday’s Best CRAFT
Fox Hollow Cottage’s Pinning Party
Monday Night

Tip Junkie handmade projects


  1. THAT was exactly what my day needed! What an amazing and inspiring collection of photos…. If it wasn’t still dark outside I would be out with my clippers. THANK YOU! I’ve been in a rut lately, I think this is what I needed to get out of it: NATURE! God is the ultimate designer!~ xoxo jules

  2. Good golly, these are all photos from your house?!? You are quite an amazing designer with an eye for details. Love everything pictured here. Thanks so much for collecting them all in one post, what great inspiration!

  3. Thanks for sharing all of these great ideas for bringing nature inside. I saw your post over at “Handy Man, Crafty Woman”.

  4. Such amazing ideas! I love the idea of repurposing natural elements and then using them in unique ways … you’ve done some really neat things in your home!

  5. Great ideas of using nature in your decorating!
    Thanks for linking to the Creative inspirations Party!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  6. Love this post! I really like all the ideas and you do such a great job photographing them!

  7. Thanks so much for the feature! I hope you’re doing and feeling great. Have a good rest of the week!


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