We're always game for an easy, kid-friendly, seasonal craft, especially one that involves bringing elements of the outdoors into the home. Pine cones and evergreen branches are a familiar winter staple, but now we can add milkweed pods to our list of things to keep our eyes peeled for on nature outings. Check out these winsome milkweed pod elves and gnomes, which could be strung across a mantel or hung as tree ornaments.
Cobbled together with bits of wool roving, paint, markers and craft glue, the only difficult task might be in tracking down milkweed pods. But then again, when was the last time milkweed was even on your winter radar?
For further inspiration and the full photo tutorial, visit Wabi-Sabi Wanderings.
(images: Wabi-Sabi Wanderings)